Throughout the year, we host numerous events that communicate the value of a CPA designation and the accounting profession to students at the Smith School of Business (SSB). QAA hosts a series of networking events where our partner companies can interact with the highly talented students of SSB in both formal and informal settings. We also proudly present educational events where students can hear from speakers of various backgrounds about the realities of working in accounting and the career opportunities that follow after obtaining a CPA Designation.

On a regular basis we provide workshops that allow students to navigate through each and every step of the recruiting process. Whether it’s providing tips on how to network, educating them on the stages of the recruiting process, or finding qualified coaches to help with cover letter and resume critiques, QAA aims to ensure that our students are in the best shape for recruiting.

2019-2020 EVENTS LINE-UP

Aug 22, 2019

Event goes from Aug 22

Digital Chats with the Big 4

Interested in an internship at one of the Big 4 firms? Want to get all the inside scoops? QAA is excited to kick off the 2019-2020 school year with our live Digital Chats! This will give YOU the opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation with a student who has recently interned at one of the Big 4 firms. During your half-hour video chat, you will get the chance to ask questions and network with some of the top accounting interns from Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, and EY. This opportunity is a MUST for anyone interested in accounting and on-campus recruiting!

Sep 04, 2019

Accounting Recruiting Bootcamp with the CAC

Come join the CAC and QAA in an Accounting Recruiting Bootcamp right before the September cycle starts. Learn some tips and tricks before your interview in mid-September. Perfect for those recruiting for mid-sized firms and Big 4!

Sep 09, 2019

Accounting Industry Night (Big 4) with CAC

Interested in working for the Big 4 next summer? Come network at the Big 4 Accounting Industry Night. Representatives from PwC, KPMG, EY, and Deloitte will be present to chat with students who are interested in pursuing a career with them in the future. 

Sep 10, 2019

September 10 - 11

Financial Services/Accounting Industry Nights with CAC

Oct 08, 2019

What is Accounting and How to Get a Job

Want to learn what a job in accounting is like? It's more than debits and credits. Learn about what an accountant actually does and find out how to obtain a job within the field. 

The event will be happening October 8th, 2019 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm in Goodes Room 120.

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Oct 18, 2019

Speed Networking

Nov 15, 2019

Day In The Life

Tour the offices of the Big 4 in Toronto, and enjoy a networking lunch. This event exposes pre-selected students to opportunities within the Big 4 and helps them gain a better understanding of the firms. This is a great opportunity for firms to communicate their values to students and network with the top Smith School of Business students. 


Feb 25, 2020

Big 4 Summer Conferences Workshop

Are you interested in pursuing a CPA designation or looking to start a career at one of the Big 4 firms? Do you know about the various summer conferences offered by the Big 4?


QAA will be hosting a Big 4 Summer Conference Workshop featuring upper year students, who will speak on their experiences applying and attending these summer conferences. Summer conferences offered by the Big 4 are valuable ways to get involved and kickstart your career — come out to network, ask questions, and learn more about how you can get involved. 


You will have the opportunity to learn valuable tips and tricks about the application process and learn firsthand what you can get out of it. Dress code is casual and pizza will be provided — don’t miss out!

Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Room 120

Dress Code: Casual

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Mar 02, 2020

Learn more about Scotiabank's pre-approved CPA pathway program

CPA Pathways Info Session

QAA is incredibly excited to welcome Scotiabank for a CPA Pathways Information Session!


If you are interested in pursuing your CPA designation outside of the traditional Big 4 Pathway, this event is for you. Scotiabank representatives and industry professionals will speak about Scotiabank’s CPA Pathway Program, and discuss their experiences in the industry. Speakers will also discuss how a CPA designation can be used outside of accounting roles, and share insights into their careers within Scotiabank. You will have the opportunity to hear from students currently completing their CPA program with Scotiabank, as well as seasoned industry experts. 


The event will be followed by a Q&A panel and a networking session. Dress code is business casual; food and drinks will be provided.

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Goodes Hall Room 304

Dress Code: Business Casual

Mar 03, 2020

Meet renowned CPA Professionals and hear their stories

CPA Speaker Series with QSIC

This year, we have partnered with QSIC for our annual CPA Series event! We are so excited to welcome incredible speakers from MLSE and the Blue Jays. If you are interested in pursuing a CPA designation and working in the entertainment or sports industry, this event is for you. Stay tuned for speaker reveals! 


Dress code is business casual; food and drinks will be provided.

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Goodes Commons

Dress Code: Business Casual

Mar 04, 2020

Get an insider's perspective of the Summer Conferences/Internships at each of the Big 4 firms

Summer with the Big 4

QAA will be hosting a Summer with the Big 4 panel, featuring Smith’s very own students who have acquired or completed internships at EY, PwC, Deloitte, and KPMG! Come out to hear application tips and tricks and gain insight into how you can get involved. This is the perfect setting for you to ask any questions in a casual setting, and network with upper year students who have experience in the industry!


Dress code is casual; food and drinks will be provided. 

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Goodes Hall Room 304

Dress Code: Casual

Mar 06, 2020

Jump start your career now

CPA Night + After Hours

QAA is incredibly excited to present: CPA Night and After Hours!


This is the perfect opportunity to kickstart your career in the industry and put yourself forward to network with recruiters. CPA Night will consist of coffee chats and a networking session in the Goodes Atrium — make sure to sign up on QUEST, as coffee chat spots are limited! Dress code is business formal; food and drinks will be provided. 


After Hours will be held at the Grizzly Grill, and you will have the opportunity to chat with reps in a casual setting. Dress code is smart casual — food and drinks will be provided. Don’t miss out!

Time: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Goodes Breakout Rooms (coffee chats 2-5pm), Atrium (networking 5:30-7:30pm), Grizzly Grill (9:00 PM onwards)

Dress Code: Business Formal (Casual for Grizzly Grill)

Mar 07, 2020

Take part in QAA's annual case competition

Queen's Accounting Case Competition

QAA is excited to announce our annual Queen’s Accounting Case Competition (QACC), sponsored by Bell!


Are you interested in case competitions? Do you want to build experience through challenging and dynamic cases? Interested in accounting or finance? This year’s QACC will consist of an accounting and finance case prepared in partnership with Bell. 


Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The winning two teams will get a dinner with the representatives from Bell. Dress code is business formal.


Sign up in teams of 4! The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 5th, at 11:59pm. No previous experience is necessary to apply!

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Goodes Hall

Dress Code: Business Formal

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