Become a CPA

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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[…]

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 immediately Read more about CPABC is now official[…]

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 Read more about Tricking Your Brain to Remember Names[…]

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 Read more about 5 Tips to Get Your Résumé Noticed Via Email[…]

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[…]

Top 5 Winning Personality Traits

  We came across an article on Forbes.com that listed the top 5 personality traits employers hire most. Universum, a Swedish employer branding firm, collected the data by interviewing 1,200 of the world’s top companies, and ranked the traits by importance. The five traits are: Professionalism. 86 per cent of recruiters and hiring managers look for Read more about Top 5 Winning Personality Traits[…]

Employer Spotlight: Vancity

As Canada’s largest community credit union, with over half a million members and more than 2,400 empoyees, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, better known as Vancity, is consistently recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers.  This year alone Vancity has received the following recognition: Best of Vancouver 2014 – Reader’s Choice for best local employer Read more about Employer Spotlight: Vancity[…]

Robert Meggy, CPA, CMA, Takes New Jaguar F-Type for a Spin

Check out Robert Meggy, CPA, CMA, in this edition of BC Business Online’s “CEOs in Cars” and find out what makes The Great Little Box Company a great place to work, what they look for in their employees, and how they support their staff. Did you know that Robert Meggy started his career as a Read more about Robert Meggy, CPA, CMA, Takes New Jaguar F-Type for a Spin[…]

Tips for New Hires

Starting a new job—even if you’ve just landed your dream job—can be a source of great anxiety.  In fact, the first days on the job can be the most challenging for new hires. It can be overwhelming to set foot into a new office where you have to not only learn the responsibilities of the Read more about Tips for New Hires[…]