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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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

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A Student’s Guide to CPA Recruit

Business Networking

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

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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

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Job of the Week – Junior Accountant – Methanex


Methanex is the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and South America. Methanex is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.


This exciting new position has been developed for top talent in pursuit of their CPA designation. For the first 30 months the Junior Accountant will rotate betweenRead Story

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Job of the Week – Senior Project Accountant at UrtheCast


UrtheCast, based in Vancouver, is developing the world’s first Ultra HD Earth video, streamed from the International Space Station (ISS) in full color. UrtheCast’s first light images have recently been released and can be seen here. UrtheCast has built, launched, installed, and will soon operate two cameras on the ISS.


The company’s growth isRead Story

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A Recruiter Speaks: Interview Tips


So, you’ve made it through the networking events and have been invited to an interview – congratulations! Wondering how to prepare and what to expect? Kate Parker, Manager of Talent Attraction at KPMG Vancouver has some insider tips for you.


First off, be yourself. Interviewers can tell when you’re acting like the person you think you should be,Read Story

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Show Me the Money: Financing Your Education with Scholarships & Awards


It’s back to school time and no matter how you slice it, post-secondary education comes with a steep price tag. Costs include tuition, books, course materials, as well as overall living expenses, and they are all likely to rise. According to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Statistics Canada, the cost of tuition and compulsory feesRead Story

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Job of the Week: Corporate Accountant, Canadian Tourism Commission


How cool would it be to promote Canada for a living? Yes, Canada! The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), a national marketing organization whose vision is to inspire the world to explore Canada is looking for a multi-talented accounting professional to join their collaborative finance team. The Corporate Accountant has knowledge of accounting principles, procedures, standards, and practices andRead Story

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Preparing for the National Firms Recruiting Event


You’ve successfully registered for the National Firms Networking event on September 5th at the Vancouver Convention Centre West – so, now what? PwC has some tips to help you prepare for the event.


Do your research.  Your networking time is valuable so make sure you’ve done your research ahead of time.  Firms have a lot of information on theirRead Story

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