Become a CPA

Choosing a career path that will work in any climate.

Helping others adapt to change and pave their own paths: Profile on Sam Lau

“More than ever, in this era of e-commerce and globalization, businesses need advisors to guide them in making decisions,” says Sam Lau, a Chartered Professional Accountant. “This is the reason why I took an interest in tax, as this field is always adapting quickly in order to keep pace with these changes.” Adapting to change Read more about Helping others adapt to change and pave their own paths: Profile on Sam Lau[…]

Staying open to new possibilities: Profile on Luis Rivero

“It was an eye-opener on how to approach continuing my career in a new country. It highlighted many difficulties and misconceptions commonly encountered by new Canadians, and helped me to avoid them in my job search,” says Luis Rivero about a course for professionals that he took through MOSAIC – a registered charity that serves Read more about Staying open to new possibilities: Profile on Luis Rivero[…]

Inspiring others to leap over barriers: Profile on Thelma Siglos

“The CPA designation has given me a mindset to achieve big, hairy, audacious goals,” says Thelma Siglos. “It opened many doors and I chose to broaden my passion for service in various sectors. And as my career progressed, I love the fact that I contribute to good governance and financial integrity – work that is Read more about Inspiring others to leap over barriers: Profile on Thelma Siglos[…]

2018 CPABC Annual Business Case Competition

CPABC’s Annual Business Case Competition showcases the talent and business acumen of post-secondary students throughout BC by challenging them to apply their skills to business case analyses. This year, over 65 post-secondary teams competed in the first round of the competition. Teams were given a 72-hour window in which to resolve a business case scenario, Read more about 2018 CPABC Annual Business Case Competition[…]

CPABC Connect Networking Night

CPABC’s semi-annual Connect Networking Nights provide university and college students with the opportunity to network with a variety of CPAs and employers in all areas of industry, government, and public practice – it is an excellent opportunity to expand your professional network and meet potential employers. This fall’s event took place on November 9th at Read more about CPABC Connect Networking Night[…]

Dos and Donts of Speed Networking

We asked employers from past speed interview events the following question. “If they could give any advice to the candidates before they walked into the interview room, what would it be?” Future speed interview goers, take heed, here are CPABC’s Do’s and Don’ts of speed interviewing. Do: Research, research, and research some more. Employers appreciate Read more about Dos and Donts of Speed Networking[…]

Speed Interview Tips – What Employers are looking for

What are employers truly looking for in candidates during a speed interview session? For the answers, we went straight to the source:  employers, who have participated in our Speed Interview Nights in the past. Pay attention and put your best foot forward, or best hand if you’re interviewing with Neil Focht, Accounting Manager at Enterprise Holdings Inc. Neil admits Read more about Speed Interview Tips – What Employers are looking for[…]

Day In The Life: Liana Lau, Google

Liana Lau, CPA, CA Google, Global Cash Lead Hometown: Vancouver, BC Location: Sunnyvale, California Today we follow a day in the life of Liana Lau, CPA, CA. A native of Vancouver, Liana earned her designation in British Columbia before relocating to San Francisco in 2012, where she became a Senior Accountant at fashion retailer Gap. Read more about Day In The Life: Liana Lau, Google[…]