2017 Accounting Recruitment Campaign

Event

All Cont. Studies students who want to participate in the Accounting Recruitment must be registered with CaPS for the Fall 2017 session by paying the $70 CaPS fee plus applicable taxes in person at the CaPS office (Brown Bldg, 3600 McTavish St., Room 2200) in order to participate in the September campaign. The CaPS fee entitles you to all activities, workshops and specialized programs provided by CaPS. Becoming a member of the Desautels Accounting Society (DAS) is a separate process.  DAS membership is $25 which includes the handbook and cocktail.  DAS registration begins on September 5th in the Bronfman lobby.

Once you have registered at CaPS you will have access to myFuture and can register for the firm tours.

Procedure for registration for CPA Recruitment firm tours via myFuture https://caps.myfuture.mcgill.ca/students  (under Events > Information Sessions) opens Friday, August 25Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis so don’t wait to sign up!  Firm tours begin as of September 5.

***Whether it be firm-tours or the Recruitment Cocktail, company-run events are an essential step in the recruitment process for most firms.  They are not only designed for you to learn about the company, but also for the recruiters and employees to get to know you and see if you are an interesting and committed candidate.  It is therefore crucial that you take part in these events.  If you do not, this can seriously impact your chances of getting an interview.***

• You MUST be dressed in business attire.

• You MUST attend all the events that you have registered for.

• You MUST register with DAS in advance if you will be attending the cocktail (limited space!).

• Your DAS membership fee includes attendance to the Cocktail (it must be paid for in advance).

IMPORTANT!!  Be sure to check the ‘DESCRIPTION’ section of each event that you register for, as it may contain important information (e.g.: city-specific firm tour, additional details regarding location/floor, etc).  Dates and times are subject to change/cancellation so it is your responsibility to review the event posting regularly and stay informed!

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR FIRM TOURS:

Cancellation policy for myFuture

• Must be done 24+ hours

 Cancellation less than 24 hours prior to Event

• Don’t be a ‘no-show’- Firms make us aware!  Results in a strike against you.

• You must contact firm directly to cancel

Dress code

• Business attire

DEADLINES:

Sept. 13th : PwC application deadline 9:00 pm – for Montreal - for more information on PwC, go to http://www.pwc.com/ca/en/careers/campus-recruiting/applying-at-pwc.html?utm_source=homepage_nav_applying&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=campusfy18#process
Sept. 20th: Applications are due at 11:59pm (midnight) - for most Montreal firms

Deadlines can vary. You are responsible to verify the deadline dates. 

A listing of all firms recruiting for both permanent and summer positions will be available in the DAS handbook as well as a description on how to apply to each firm.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Most Montreal firms will require a CACEE form to apply. Out of province firms usually require a resume and cover letter. Your transcript is always required. Download the CACEE form from the CACEE website English version or French version to fill it out. Tip: Do not change the formatting of the form.

For detailed steps to writing a resume and cover letter, consult the many resume writing guides available in the career resources section of myFuture.

USEFUL RESOUCRES:

For up-to-date information, check out the DAS Website and Facebook page on a regular basis

http://www.dasonline.ca/

https://www.facebook.com/dasmcgill/

Other useful links:

CPA pre-approved path position: http://cpaquebec.ca/en/becoming-a-cpa/practical-experience/find-a-position/pre-approved-practical-experience-program-directory/

For important information on the CPA designation please visit:

http://cpaquebec.ca/en/becoming-a-cpa/

https://www.cpacanada.ca/

 

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