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University of New Brunswick Fredericton Campus Student receives J.D. Irving, Limited Accounting Incentive Award

Saint John, NB:  Twenty-year-old Alex Simpson from Rothesay, New Brunswick is the recipient of the J.D. Irving, Limited Accounting Incentive Award.  The third-year business student from University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus received a $3,000 award payable toward his education and an   accounting work term position with JDI Finance in Saint John.

Alex is currently working towards a Business Administration degree at UNB Fredericton.  He graduates in May 2015 and plans to pursue a Professional Accounting designation.  A graduate of Rothesay High School, Alex’s first exposure to JDI was as a Logistics Summer Student for Irving Transportation Services.

“I am extremely honoured and grateful to have been selected for the J.D. Irving Accounting Incentive Award.  I am thankful for the opportunity and am extremely excited to get started with the organization," said Alex.  

The Accounting Incentive Award is awarded annually to third-year business students with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 with plans to pursue an accounting designation.

“Congratulations to Alex for his good performance in his university studies.  We look forward to working with him this summer.  He’s a great example of our ongoing commitment to support and build the skills of Maritime university students,” said Randy MacMillan, Vice President of Business Performance, J.D. Irving, Limited.  “The summer work term will give Alex a good chance to get to know us.  There's a bright future at JDI Finance.  We represent a core of professionals within J.D. Irving, Limited who provide world-class financial services to companies throughout the JDI Divisions.  We're excited to continue to work with young people today who are potential leaders of tomorrow." 

JDI continues to hire qualified accountants and business graduates and is proud to support students who are choosing to pursue accounting careers.  In fact, JDI is currently supporting more than 25 employees through their CA, CPA, CMA, and CGA Designations.