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Leader in her Field

Leading a major Canadian sports franchise is a plum job but, historically, these jobs have been overwhelmingly held by men. Rachel Lewis is changing that. After serving as the Tournament Director for the PGA Tour’s Air Canada Championship, Rachel joined the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2003 as the Director of Stadium Development and Event Management. She has sinceRead Story

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Throwback Thursday: Every Business Needs an Accountant

If you’re old enough to remember the wonderful comedy Ghostbusters (1984), you may remember a character by the name of Louis Tully (Rick Moranis aka Bob of Bob and Doug fame and the dad in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids). Louis is a top-notch accountant and tax attorney who would later serve as the Ghostbusters’ accountant. The movie isRead Story

Career Tips

Call Me Maybe. 3 Quick Tips To Make Sure Your Calls Are Returned.

An HR manager from one of our CPA Career Connect employment partners gave us a call saying she had received a voice message from a student she met at a networking event. She could not make out the student’s name or phone number so she asked that I listen to the message to see if I could help. TheRead Story

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‘Happy’ Accountants

Looks like the tax warriors at Drucker & Scaccetti really love tax season. Clap along!







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Under the Influence: Famous Prodigies and their Mentors

What do billionaire magnate Warren Buffet, professional basketball player Steve Nash, and current CEO of Yahoo! Inc. Marissa Mayer have in common? Yes, they are all rich and famous and incredibly successful in their respective fields. They are also mentees that have benefited from the knowledge, insight, support and guidance from mentors who have influenced their successful attitudes andRead Story

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Mentorship Plays a Role in the Development of Every CPA

To assist future CPAs acquire the competencies expected of a professional accountant, mentorship is now a CPA practical experience requirement. CPA students and candidates who start employment and register with their provincial CPA body after September 2014 will be required to have a mentor.


CPA students/candidates will meet with their mentor at least twice a year to discussRead Story

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Speed Interview Tips: What Employers Want

Last week, CPABC hosted a speed interview night for students and candidates to interview with CPABC Career Connect employment partners. More than 400 interview opportunities were created and many first impressions created. With each interview lasting no more than 10 minutes, candidates had to be on the ball to impress employers. According to a survey by Accountemps,Read Story


185,000 Strong. CPA Unification Update.

On June 23, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) and the Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario) signed a unification agreement to unite the province’s accounting profession under the CPA designation.


Last week, CPA Ontario and CGA Ontario announced that their members had voted to support the unification of the accounting profession in Ontario. CPARead Story

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Canadian CPA on the Pitch at World Cup in Brazil

The FIFA World Cup tournament is one of the most widely viewed sporting events on earth. This year, the 20th World Cup event is being played in Brazil from June 12 to July 13. Thirty-two nations are competing in 64 matches in 12 cities across Brazil.


It’s not often that Canada gets mentioned in talkRead Story

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SFU Students, CPABC Members Connect the Dots

CPABC’s high-profile Connect recruiting events continue to make friends and influence people to consider CPA as the most desirable career choice.

The latest chapter in the Connect story was written June 3 in Vancouver, where more than 120 young scholars from SFU’s Accounting Student Association met 60 CPABC members, employers, and staff. The evening at the Sutton PlaceRead Story

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CPA. A New Standard.

Learn more about the CPA program in BC by checking out the Become a CPA website.

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