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Melissa Thimot: My CPA Fall Recruit


 

Our blog post this week comes from Melissa Thimot, a recent graduate of Camosun College in Victoria, BC. Melissa will be starting the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) this fall while working for Field & Company LLP in Victoria. Melissa shares her CPA Fall Recruit experience with us.

 

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Fall Recruit Networking Tips From an HR Manager


Believe it or not 2015 recruits, the end is nigh. Congratulations on all your hard work, networking, and making connections with the national and mid-size firms, and industry groups to date.

 

As the events draw to a close and the application deadline approaches, here are some networking tips to keep in mind so you’reRead Story

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The Fall Recruit Experience


 

Our blog post this week comes from Jafar Salimi, a CPABC student ambassador from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Jafar has first-hand experience going through the Fall Recruit process and is starting his job with PwC this fall. Here are his tips for a successful Fall Recruit.  

 

 

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A Career Fit for a CPA: Nelson Soh, CPA, CA, Finance Manager, Innovative Fitness


As an undergraduate student at the UBC Sauder School of Business, Nelson was unsure of where his future career would take him and had no idea in the early years that accounting was for him. It was a tough decision to go into accounting for Nelson, but certainly not one that he regrets. The decision was difficultRead Story

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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

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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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