Member Spotlight: Profile on Kelsey Roberts

I am currently a senior accountant working for BDO in Whistler, BC. I work on the small business side, assisting with tax planning and preparation of corporate and personal tax filings. Prior to this role, I worked in audit and assurance at PwC Calgary for four years. I attended the University of Lethbridge where I Read more about Member Spotlight: Profile on Kelsey Roberts[…]

Finding a career that matters: Profile on Pamela Lee

“Having the CPA designation truly puts you in a position to take the opportunities that life has to offer,” says Pamela Lee, CPA, CA. For her, this has meant attaining the multifaceted role of a C-suite professional – as chief financial officer (CFO) of Mr. Lube Canada, her responsibilities include overseeing the organization’s strategic planning Read more about Finding a career that matters: Profile on Pamela Lee[…]

Helping others adapt to change and pave their own paths: Profile on Sam Lau

“More than ever, in this era of e-commerce and globalization, businesses need advisors to guide them in making decisions,” says Sam Lau, a Chartered Professional Accountant. “This is the reason why I took an interest in tax, as this field is always adapting quickly in order to keep pace with these changes.” Adapting to change Read more about Helping others adapt to change and pave their own paths: Profile on Sam Lau[…]

Staying open to new possibilities: Profile on Luis Rivero

“It was an eye-opener on how to approach continuing my career in a new country. It highlighted many difficulties and misconceptions commonly encountered by new Canadians, and helped me to avoid them in my job search,” says Luis Rivero about a course for professionals that he took through MOSAIC – a registered charity that serves Read more about Staying open to new possibilities: Profile on Luis Rivero[…]

Inspiring others to leap over barriers: Profile on Thelma Siglos

“The CPA designation has given me a mindset to achieve big, hairy, audacious goals,” says Thelma Siglos. “It opened many doors and I chose to broaden my passion for service in various sectors. And as my career progressed, I love the fact that I contribute to good governance and financial integrity – work that is Read more about Inspiring others to leap over barriers: Profile on Thelma Siglos[…]

Day In The Life: Liana Lau, Google

Liana Lau, CPA, CA Google, Global Cash Lead Hometown: Vancouver, BC Location: Sunnyvale, California Today we follow a day in the life of Liana Lau, CPA, CA. A native of Vancouver, Liana earned her designation in British Columbia before relocating to San Francisco in 2012, where she became a Senior Accountant at fashion retailer Gap. Read more about Day In The Life: Liana Lau, Google[…]

CPA Profile: Nelson Soh, CPA, CA, Finance Manager, Innovative Fitness

  As an undergraduate student, 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 difficult because accountants are stereotyped Read more about CPA Profile: Nelson Soh, CPA, CA, Finance Manager, Innovative Fitness[…]

The Power of the Profile

How the CPABC Campus Access Profile Helped an SFU Student Land a Great Accounting Job     Can an undergrad still working on his or her degree find work through CPABC even before they have entered the CPA program?  In a word, yes. Consider the case of Megha Gautam. When the Simon Fraser University student Read more about The Power of the Profile[…]