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CPA Recruit 2017

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CPA Recruit Networking Events: 

Some upcoming not-to-be missed CPA Recruit events on campus include:

  • November 22, 2017 - KPMG Vancouver's Innovation Integration Program

Click on link below to see how to get involved!

PDF icon KPMG Vancouver Innovation Integration Promotion
 



CPA Recruit 2017– Important Information for KPU Students (articling and Co-op)

If you are interested in a career in public accounting, the deadline to start applying for most of the national firms has shifted from September 2017 to June 2017. Also, the national and mid-size firms recruiting events at the Vancouver Convention Centre, typically held the first week of classes in September, are cancelled while individual firms and organizations are scheduling their own events.

The deadlines for most national firms are this week, but there are many other deadlines in July, August, and September with both national and mid-size firms. We strongly advise you to contact Temi (temitope.ojo@kpu.ca) and/or your Co-op Instructor for feedback on your application before its submission. We want to help you put your best foot forward!

While we encourage you to apply for these CPA Recruit positions and to actively participate in upcoming networking events, public accounting firms will be recruiting again in September for 2018 positions. 


CPA Recruit Job Posting Deadlines: 

Search for "CPA Stream" in Career Connection Postings.

Click on link below to sign in to Career Connection now!
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CPA Recruit Networking Events: 

Some upcoming not-to-be missed CPA Recruit events on campus include:

  • November 22, 2017 - KPMG Vancouver's Innovation Integration Program

Click on link below to see how to get involved!

PDF icon KPMG Vancouver Innovation Integration Promotion
 


 

CPA Recruit is Changing
News for upper-level ACCT students!

 Unlike previous years in BC, there will be no coordinated calendar for posting positions, accepting applications, conducting interviews, making and accepting offers among the CPA firms. This means opportunities for employment in CPA firms, just like opportunities in industry, government and the not-for-profit sector, could be available anytime! September deadlines are gone! National and Midsize Firms Recruiting Events at the Vancouver Convention Centre for Sept 2017 are cancelled. Many firms hire about one year in advance. To start work in Jan, May, or Sept 2018, recruitment starts now!

What should you, as an Accounting student or graduate, be doing to secure employment?

Research 

Conduct your own research about available opportunities! Get out ahead of the crowd!
·         Check the websites of CPA firms and other potential employers.                               
·         Join KPU Career Connection (http://www.kpu.ca/careerconnection) for job postings.
·         Join Campus Connection through CPABC (https://careers.bccpa.ca/campusaccess/)
·         Register for CPABC CareerConnect then fill out the Campus Access Profile
·         Co-op students – Work closely with your Co-op Instructor.

Resume  

·         Upgrade your resume! Be ready to customize your resume and prepare a covering letter!
·         Visit KPU Career Services or contact your Co-op Instructor. They are trained and ready to review your resume.
·         Ask friends, family, and faculty for feedback. Feedback creates opportunity for improvement.

Network 

·         Plan to attend as many networking events as possible! It’s about people and personalities!
·         Join ASK (www.kwantlenaccounting.com) and CPA Recruit to be aware of networking opportunities.
·         Plan to attend the Ice Cream Social at KPU (July 7) and the Fraser Valley Networking Event (Aug 24).

FAQ and more official details can be found at:
https://www.bccpa.ca/become-a-cpa/info-sessions-events/post-secondary-students/fall-recruit-faqs/

Application Process

Please be sure to apply directly to the company website AND Co-op Students should also upload a copy of your application in Career Connection, so that your Co-op Instructors can follow up on your application status.

Resources and Tips

PDF icon Application Tip Sheet

Accounting Society of Kwantlen (ASK)

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