2013 Accounting Recruitment Campaign


All Cont. Studies students who want to participate in the Accounting Recruitment must be registered with CaPS for the Fall 2013 session by paying the $60 student service 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 McGill Accounting Society (MAS) is a separate process.  There is a registration fee that includes your participation at the MAS Accounting Cocktail.  For full details on how to participate in the Accounting Recruitment Campaign 2013 can be found on myFuture or by going to the MAS website.


Sept. 2 - Sept. 10: Register with the Management Accounting Society (MAS). Tables will be set-up in the Bronfman Building Lobby. It is important to become a member to participate in the MAS Cocktail Event and to be on the distribution list for key communications.

  • September 2nd and 3rd from 8am-5:45pm AND
  • September 4th to September 10th from 8am-4pm

Sept. 4: Accounting Kick off Session – Everything you need to know about the 2013 Accounting Recruitment process:

Attend one of:

  • September 4th at 9:55-12:55pm  Room 002     OR       
  • September 4th at 5:55-8:55pm    Room 046

No registration required for the kick off session!

August 27 - Sept. 18: Firms hold tours and cocktails to promote themselves. This is your chance to find out about the different firms and meet both recruiters and current interns. To attend events you must register online through myFuture. From your homepage click on Events, followed by Information Sessions and Select the information type from the dropdown menu and click on the search button. Please note that all recruiters will be receiving a copy of the sign-up sheet and they typically take attendance. Therefore, it is strongly suggested that if you sign up for a firm tour, that you honor your commitment. Failure to show up for a firm tour is not looked upon favorably. You should also peruse the workshop section under Events for any accounting related workshops being offered by MAS and Career Services. 

Firm tours are available for sign-up on myFuture.

  • Keep in mind that your name will be sent to the firm 24-hours prior to the firm tour.  If you are cancelling your RSVP, it must be done prior to the 24-hour mark – you do not want to be a ‘no-show’!  Please read descriptions carefully, particularly for the Big4 Accounting firms and when they specifically want Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver students to attend. Some of the firms have multiple tours – only attend one


Sept. 11: MAS Accounting Cocktail from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Marché Bonsecours, attended by all the firms participating in the accounting recruitment, including those that opted not to offer tours.

  • You MUST be there dressed in business attire.
  • Your MAS membership fee includes attendance at this Cocktail (it must be paid for in advance).
  • You MUST register with MAS with 20$ (which includes MAS membership and access to the cocktail)

Sept. 18th: Applications are due at 11:59pm (midnight) - for Quebec

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

Sept. 23 - Oct 2: Interviews take place

Oct. 2-11: Closing Activities

Oct. 15: Offers extended

Oct. 18: Deadline to Accept/Decline Offer


Quebec firms will require a CACEE form to apply. Out of province firms usually require a resume and cover letter. Transcript is always required. Download the CACEE form from MAS website and fill it out. To view a sample completed CACEE form, go to the MAS website.  Note, it can take several hours to complete, so don't wait until the last minute and do not COPY the sample!

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

For up-to-date information, check out the MAS Website on a regular basis at http://www.masonline.info/

For important information on the CPA designation please visit: http://www.cpaone.ca/candidates/program.html

A note about Business Cards:

It has become increasingly popular for firms to request that students carry business cards with their picture. To faciliate this process before recruitment, it is best that you look into this now and since many of you are not in town yet, you could opt for an economical site that includes picture and text and provides shipping www.vistaprint.ca .  Be cognizant of the shipping times!   Dave’s store is also another option that many of you are familiar with.  Have a look at whichever options are most economical and TIMELY!