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All About Recruit Information Session

posted Mar 29, 2016, 2:54 PM by Langara Accounting Club

Attention all Accounting Students,

Did you know?
Now is the time to be thinking about your applications to accounting firms!

1st and 2nd year students are eligible for internship and co-op positions
3rd and 4th year students are eligible for full time positions after graduation

And….
  • Accounting firms hire one year in advance to a start date 
  • Application deadline for all accounting firms is September 
  • Networking is crucial for meeting potential employers 
  • Accounting firms use networking events to meet and recruit 
The recruiting process spans many months from Spring-Fall. So don’t wait. Learn more about the process and start networking!

Attend the All About Recruit Information Session 

Date: Thursday, March 31st
Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm
Location: Langara Campus, Room L215

Panelists from large and midsize firms will share their experiences, the Do’s and Don’ts of Recruit, and answer all your questions.
Sign-up to let us know if you can make it!

Cheers, 
Langara Accounting Club Executives 

CPA Information Session – January 21st 2016

posted Jan 7, 2016, 2:44 PM by Langara Accounting Club

Are you interested in a rewarding and lucrative career in business or finance?

Obtaining your professional accounting credentials is an excellent place to start!

Become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in Canada: 
  • Demand: Be in high demand with your CPA designation – nationally and internationally
  • Compensation: Earn high starting salaries and opportunities for advancement as a CPA
  • Growth: Develop your professional skills for effective future executive positions

To learn more, sign upand attend our Information Session:

Location: Langara College, Room B144
Date: Thursday, January 21st, 2016  
Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Our Guest speaker Anna Belyaeva from CPA–BC will be providing information and answering questions. 

The CPA program is Canada’s national professional accounting designation. It’s represented in all Canadian provinces and regions, and internationally recognized as one of the largest, most influential and respected chartered professional accountant programs.

Hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Langara Accounting Club

CPA Case Competition

posted Nov 4, 2015, 5:43 PM by Langara Accounting Club   [ updated Jan 21, 2016, 11:42 AM ]

Hello LAC members,


Registration is open for the 2016 CPABC Case Competition!  As you may or may not know, the team from Langara won the competition last year!

Teams who participate in the CPABC Annual Business Case Competition enhance their skills in critical thinking, leadership, teamwork and communication for business! Students will also have the opportunity to develop their network with top business professionals. 

Show off and refine your business acumen by challenging yourself and your teammates to think strategically and develop creative and innovative solutions to real issues facing real business. 
All teams who participate in the final round of the competition will be invited to a gala dinner where they can meet and network with business leaders from Industry, Public Practice and Government organizations in BC. 

How to Participate?

Form a team of 3-4 students from your post secondary school. All University and College’s in BC are welcome to participate. Teams of 4 must have at least 2 students from 1st and 2nd year and teams of 3 must have at least one student from 1st or 2nd year. See the link to the Rules and Regulations below for more detailed information.

Important Deadlines: Register your team by NOON on February 1, 2016.

Competition Format?

Round 1: For the first round on February 5, 2016, teams will be asked to submit a video of their case presentation that will be judged by a panel of CPA’s. 

Final Round: The top 8 teams from the first round will complete in the final round in Vancouver on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

How can your team prepare?

Once your team has registered you will be provided with a practice case so be sure to register early.

If you do not have a team, and still wish to participate, please fill out this form and we will try to find you team members.





Cheers,
LAC Executive Team

Become an LAC Executive! Join our Team!

posted Sep 29, 2015, 6:57 PM by Langara Accounting Club   [ updated Oct 5, 2015, 11:12 PM ]

We are now accepting applications!

We are looking for some bright, enthusiastic individuals to join our team! Some of the benefits of being a part of the LAC team are as follows:
  • Great resume booster - get your dream job!
  • Work closely with industry professionals to start building your network
  • Stand out from the competition
  • Make new friends 
  • Gain relevant experience
  • Room for growth in the club

We are looking to fill the following positions:

  • Director of External Affairs
  • Director of Internal Affairs
  • Student Ambassador

You may apply for more than one position and send a general letter for why you would be a great addition to the team. You can find more information on the job posting attached below. Please note the application deadline is Thursday, October 15th.

We look forward to receiving your applications. 

Kind regards,

LAC Team

LAC Social Series: Meet the Execs

posted Sep 23, 2015, 2:39 PM by Langara Accounting Club

Hi Everyone, 

On Tuesday,September 29th, come by and meet the executives of the accounting club and your fellow members. You can meet some people and have some fun. Oh, and did we mention there will be free pizza and drinks! The details for the event are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
Time: Come by anytime between 4:30 - 7:30 PM 
Location: Room B144, B Building, Langara College

Please sign-up here so that we know how much pizza to order. 

Hope to see you there!

Langara Accounting Club Team

PwC Tax Alumni Panel - September 2, 2015

posted Aug 24, 2015, 4:16 PM by Langara Accounting Club


Have you ever wondered about a potential career path that starts with a Tax CPA and then opens doors in both public practice and industry? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to article directly in the tax practice? 

Learn about the opportunities available with a Tax CPA, including: 
  • The numerous tax and non-tax opportunities available in industry and in public practice;
  • How a Tax CPA prepares you for future roles in public practice or industry;
  • The variety and abundance of client and team interaction within PwC Tax;
  • The travel opportunities for client work at PwC Tax;
  • The rich life experience available through tax secondments to London, New York, Boston, California, and more once you gain your Tax CPA; and
  • Opportunities available within other PwC lines of service with a Tax CPA
Hear from PwC Alumni who have gone through the Tax CPA Program and are currently working in both tax and non-tax roles in industry. The panelist come from diverse sectors such as the technology, finance, and shipping industries and work for some of the most high profile companies in these industries. The panelist will be answering questions about their experience in their respective industries so far. 

You will have the opportunity to network with the panelist and a variety of PwC Tax representatives in order to learn about PwC, PwC Tax Practice, the Tax CPA Program, and the various roles that are available to Tax CPAs. 

The details of the event are below:
  • Date: Wednesday, September 2nd
  • Time: 5:30PM - 7:30PM
  • Location: Waterfront Centre - 200 Burrard Street: food & refreshments will be provided
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Registration link: http://goo.gl/forms/cZKKUh035Q
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 26th @ 6PM
We look forward to seeing and networking with you! 

*** This event is best suited for students interested in applying for a tax articleship position ***

CPA Fall Recruit Registration - TOMORROW, August 6th

posted Aug 5, 2015, 1:13 PM by Langara Accounting Club

Good day LAC Members,

Please check out the below link with updated information about Fall Recruit Events on the CPA website, including the lists of participating firms and the positions the firms are hiring for: http://www.bccpa.ca/become-a-cpa/get-started/cpabc-events/cpa-fall-recruit/

Student registration pages are now available for viewing and will go live at 9am on August 6th, 2015.

Please ensure you register early to ensure you get a space.

Cheers,

LAC Executive Team

Great New Tool - GradsLikeMe

posted Jun 3, 2015, 2:23 PM by Langara Accounting Club

Hello Langara Accounting Club,

We hope you're enjoying your summer and preparing for this upcoming recruiting season.

We wanted to provide you with an exciting update and introduce you to an amazing new tool called GradsLikeMe - an online recruitment platform for students, grads, and leading employers. 

GradsLikeMe is currently working with the mid-size and national accounting firms to streamline recruiting this year, and many of the firms have already started to sign-up (i.e Smythe Ratcliffe, Crowe MacKay, D&H Group, Davidson & Co, Bench Accounting etc). Over the coming weeks, many more firms will be on their site, with a goal to have all of the accounting firms onboard.

As a student, you'll have the ability to create an online profile and digital portfolio as a way to truly stand out.

There are 3 great things about GradsLikeMe that you should know:

1) Student profiles are private and secure (students cannot see each other's profiles).

2) Their site is exclusive to university students and grads (you have to register using a school or alumni e-mail).

3) You can create an online portfolio to demonstrate your skills, interests, work experiences, projects, extra-curricular etc. (the list goes on).

This is an optional tool, and we highly recommend it, especially if you want to differentiate yourself and showcase who you are.

Please share this with your colleagues and fellow accounting students, even those that are not going through recruiting this year. The more students that sign-up, the more firms and opportunities will be available.

GradsLikeMe will be doing an official launch this September, with a national roll-out with many more industries and employers.

For more information and to stay up-to-date, please sign-up on their site at www.gradslikeme.com

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Have a great day!

Jeff and the LAC Executive Team

CPA Campus Access Profile

posted Jan 30, 2015, 4:03 PM by Langara Accounting Club

The Chartered Professional Accountants of BC are pleased to be launching the new CPA Campus Access Profile, available as of Monday, January 12, 2015. The CPA Campus Access Profile is a database that will represent a key means through which employers will identify potential candidates in the last year of their post-secondary accounting studies. This does not replace the traditional ‘fall recruit’ process in place at your campus;  rather this represents an expanded opportunity for graduating accounting students to engage with employers representing the multitude of career opportunities and business sectors that are now available through the merged accounting profession.     

 

CPA’s Campus Access Profile is designed to connect post-secondary accounting students approaching the end of their studies directly with quality employers looking for potential employees. Only CPA employment partners, public practice firms and organizations with pre-approved positions will be given exclusive access to this system; providing graduating post-secondary accounting students with exposure to career opportunities in a broad range of business sectors including industry, government, non-profit, and public practice. Employers accessing this system may use it to identify potential candidates for networking events, speed interview nights, office tours, initial interviews or engage in direct email contact with students they would like to consider for future employment opportunities.  

 

The Campus Access Profile is designed to be brief and easy to complete. In addition to information on which business sectors, geographic areas, and the date that students will be available to commence full-time employment, students have an opportunity to briefly present their work experience and reflect on employment competencies they have acquired. The Campus Access Profile is not meant to be and will not serve as a final selection tool for employers, but a tool to identify groups of candidates meeting the initial search criteria of the employer.          

 

As the date of availability for full-time employment draws nearer, the engagement opportunities available to students that have completed the CPA Campus Access Profile will be further enhanced as they are granted temporary access to the full CPABC Careers Site. However we wish to encourage students to complete the Campus Access Profile earlier in their final year of studies as CPA will be working with key employers to provide means of engagement throughout that final year of studies.    

 

Access to The Campus Access Profile is limited to post-secondary accounting students who are available to commence full-time work within one year, will have completed the majority of the CPA prerequisites by the time they are ready to work, and are registered as CPA Career Connect members.

 

To complete the CPA Campus Access Profile, go to: https://careers.bccpa.ca/campusaccess

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