CPABC is now official


On June 24, The Chartered Professional Accountants Act was brought into force, legally establishing the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) and officially amalgamating the Certified General Accountants of British Columbia, the Certified Management Accountants Society of British Columbia, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. The legacy bodies ceased to exist immediatelyRead Story

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CPA Connect 2015 Wrap-up

We wrapped up our 2015 series of CPA Connect networking dinners at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown on June 10, where more than 100 students from SFU’s Beedie School of Business met with CPAs and representatives from CPABC’s Career Connect employment partners.


We would like to thank the various student groups and accounting clubs that have partnered with CPABC toRead Story

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CPA Connect with SFU Beedie

CPABC’s annual Connect networking dinner with Simon Fraser University brought together CPAs, CPABC Career Connect employment partners, and accounting students from SFU’s Beedie School of Business. This year’s event took place at the Hilton Metrotown Hotel and doubled as a fundraiser for the SFU Accounting Students Association’s charity of choice. A total of twelve-hundred dollars was raised from ticket salesRead Story

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Tricking Your Brain to Remember Names


Does this ever happen to you? You are at a networking or social event and you are introduced to somebody but as soon as their name is spoken it disappears from your memory, never even seeming to enter your mind. You think you are doing everything right:  firm handshake (but not too firm), direct eye contact,Read Story

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What CPAs Do

CPAs play key roles within diverse segments of the economy, including industry, public accounting, government, education, and the not-for-profit sectors. They offer a strong set of accounting and managerial skills required for complex and evolving business environments. The solid training and expertise that contributes to a company’s growth and success makes those with a CPA designation highly attractive to employersRead Story


2015 BIV CFO of the Year Awards

On June 2, 2015, BC’s top CFOs will be honoured at the Business In Vancouver CFO Awards.


CPABC is a proud sponsor of the awards and the event that is being held at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver.


Finance and accounting is the cornerstone of good business and with six of the winning CFOsRead Story

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5 Tips to Get Your Résumé Noticed Via Email


Whether it’s a full-time, part-time, or a co-op position you’re applying for, many employers request that résumés be submitted via email. Here are some tips on how to get your résumé noticed as soon as it hits the employer’s inbox.


1)      Use a Straightforward Subject Line

Some positions require a specific reference number or statement be included inRead Story

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Level Up on LinkedIn


The CPABC Spring Leadership Conference that was held in Vancouver May 7 & 8, 2015 featured an inspiring array of presentations and seminars related to business, leadership, and technology. One of the speakers at the conference was media and technology expert, Tristan Jutras. Tristan’s session at the CPABC conference was about utilizing social media to leverageRead Story

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A Primer for Environmental & Social Disclosure

In 2014, CPA Canada and the Toronto Stock Exchange jointly published a guide to help businesses gain a better understanding of how to report the business impacts of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters.


To stay current on this topic and learn how organizations can integrate ESG information into their practices, download and read Read Story

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Sustainability Accounting

As more and more organizations report how their business operations impact the natural environment and society as a whole, accountants play an increasingly important role in sustainability initiatives. The following organizations and initiatives help companies along the path to sustainability accounting.


Company/ Organization   Description   Link   Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) GRI provides reporting guidelines and is theRead Story

Become a CPA

CPA. A New Standard.

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

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