The Do’s and Don’ts of Accounting Recruitment


Ah Accounting recruitment. For some it’s the best time of the year: getting to meet new people, eating free fancy food and having an excuse to buy new expensive clothes. But for some, it can be one of the most terrifying and daunting experiences ever: having to talk about yourself, trying to write a cover letter that stands out, and making sure your breath is minty fresh at all times. Nonetheless, whether you hear cash registers ringing or ‪Bach’s Toccata and Fugue (in D minor), it’s never a bad idea to be as informed as you possibly can about accounting recruitment and this is a perfect place to start! This article combines the latest advise, tips and pitfalls straight from on campus recruiters from reputable accounting firms such as Ernst & Young, KPMG, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, MNP and RSM Richter Chamberland.

Jason Paseli (BCom’06), at KPMG (photographed top right) exposes what all of us have been wondering: what the serious recruitment No No’s are, as well as providing pointers on HOW and WHEN to best complete your CACEE form/cover letter.

-Article by BCom student Majd Steitieh

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