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How are Great Leaders able to Inspire us?


What makes the difference between a leader and a great leader? How are great leaders able to inspire us?

 

Leadership expert, Simon Sinek, provides his insight into the one quality that all inspiring leaders and organizations share in this 18 minute TED Talk. Simon has found that the key differentiating factor between leaders and great leaders is that inspiring leadersRead Story

Career Tips
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One Employer’s Must-Have Attributes for New Hires


At one of our past events on campus, Larry Sawrenko, MBA, CPA, CGA, Director of Finance & Treasurer for Port Metro Vancouver representing one of CPABC’s Career Connect employment partners was asked to explain the top three things he looks for when hiring university graduates. Here’s what he had to say.

 

1.  Intelligence

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Have You Spotted the Pros?


The CPABC “Spot the Pros” social media challenge is in full swing. Members and students have answered CPABC’s challenge on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

With only two weeks remaining, there are still many CPA prizes available to be won! To enter, simply snap a selfie at a CPA-branded bus shelter, take a photo of yourself reading Read Story

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Vancity


As Canada’s largest community credit union, with over half a million members and more than 2,400 empoyees, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, better known as Vancity, is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers.  This year alone Vancity has received the following recognition:

 

Best of Vancouver 2014 – Reader’s Choice for best local employer (Georgia Straight) TopRead Story

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Inspiring Quotes


Sometimes you need an extra boost to help get you through your day. Here are 30 inspiring quotes that are sure to uplift.

 

30 Inspiring Quotes To Help You Get Through Your Work Day from Bernard Marr

 

 

 

 

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Career Tips
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Job of the Week – Junior Accountant – Methanex


Methanex is the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and South America. Methanex is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

 

This exciting new position has been developed for top talent in pursuit of their CPA designation. For the first 30 months the Junior Accountant will rotate betweenRead Story

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How much do CPAs in BC make?


According to CPA Canada’s 2013 Compensation Study, the average compensation for British Columbia’s Chartered Professional Accountants in 2012 was $142,000. Nationally, the average compensation for CPAs was $141,000.CPAs in Vancouver, with average compensation of $144,000, made more than CPAs working in other major BC cities.  In comparison, CPAs working in Victoria and Kamloops made an average of $126,000 and $125,000Read Story

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One National Body for Canada’s Accounting Profession


October 1, 2014 – It is a historic day for the country’s accounting profession with more than 190,000 members now represented by a single national body – Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).

 

The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) has joined CPA Canada, completing the integration of the country’s national accounting bodies. CPARead Story

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Challenge The Status Quo


“Conformity is that jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth” – JFK

 

Earlier this week we blogged about LifeLab CEO Sue Paish’s interview on CKNW’s Leadership Talks CEO speaker series.  One of her key messages was her appreciation for fresh perspectives that young people bring to the work place and their ability to question why things are doneRead Story

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LiveCA LLP


We have previously reported on two tech-savvy CPAs who, through technology and some innovative thinking, are changing the way accountants do business. LiveCA is a Canada’s first online chartered accounting firm and we had an opportunity to learn a little more about this company by asking its two founding partners,  Josh Zweig and Chad Davis, what it’s likeRead Story

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