Career Tips

Top 10 ‘Career Tips’ of 2014

As we wrap up the year on our blog, we want to thank all our readers and followers for your ongoing support and encouragement. It has been a privilege to bring you our thoughts, strategies, and tips around accounting careers and career development. We will continue to bring you more in 2015.


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Small Business BC Awards

The Small Business BC Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of BC’s entrepreneurs. These awards are a celebration of the contributions small business owners make to their local communities and to the global economy. The awards are open to all new and existing small businesses in BC.


The Top 10 semi-finalists have been announced. In the BestRead Story


Favourite Employers of New Grads

Universum’s global survey of 200,000 students from 12 countries asked which companies they would like to get hired by after they graduate. Google ranked first amongst engineering and business majors. According to Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, you will need good grades, grit, creativity, and then pass five interviews in order to get hired at Google. Watch the video below toRead Story

Team "TEA(m)" from UBC

First Annual CPABC Case Competition

This November, CPABC launched its First Annual CPABC Case Competition. More than 100 students from nine schools from all across BC have sent us their creative video-applications. The top four teams at each school were then chosen to compete in the second round, the CPA Mini Case Competition. With the great support of the schools’ accounting clubs, CPA campus ambassadors,Read Story

Career Tips

The Do’s and Don’ts of Speed Interviewing

CPABC’s most recent speed interview event on October 20 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver created hundreds of opportunities for CPA students to sit down and interview for careers with companies looking to hire accounting staff. Representatives from several of CPABC’s Career Connect employment partners were on hand to give CPA students a chance to present their best selvesRead Story

Be Inspired

A Lesson On Time Management

LinkedIn’s Executive Director, Daniel Roth, sits down with Carlos Ghosn, CEO and Chairman of Nissan and Renault, and the Chairman of Russia’s AvtoVAZ, for an interview about how he runs three companies.


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Business Networking

A Student’s Guide to CPA Recruit

Like many of you reading this, I am a student working towards my CPA designation. Being successful during CPA Recruit is a big step towards achieving that goal. In this guide I will share with you the things that aided me during two of the most important recruitment events: CPABC’s Midsize and Industry Firms event and the NationalRead Story

Be Inspired

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

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

Employers are notRead Story


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

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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