BDO Canada Mock Interview Recap

BDO Canada Mock Interview Recap

The University of Winnipeg Accounting Students’ Association would like to give a big thanks to Kuldeep Gill from BDO Canada for taking the time to come on campus to conduct mock interviews.

The feedback from Kuldeep was positive and the students who participated found it informative. If you are interested in participating in a mock interview contact .

Remember that BDO Canada participated in the CPA Fall Recruitment this past year. If you are interested in the firm the UWASA suggests you attend the 2017 CPA Fall Wine & Cheese to meet many more great employees.

Deloitte National Leadership Conference 2017 (DNLC)

Find your future, learn to lead and
conquer the commonplace


The Deloitte National Leadership Conference will be hosted at Deloitte University in Toronto, offering our students a one of a kind learning and growth experience.


As part of the 3 days, our attendees will have an opportunity to connect with past attendees, current practitioners, our Partners and a variety of special guests. During that time, they will learn more about themselves, working in team settings and will be given an opportunity to partner with their fellow attendees to work on
an actual problem for one of Deloitte’s clients.


Our ideal candidate :

  • is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program;
  • Has strong communication, leadership and innovative thinking skills;
  • Demonstrates a strong interest in a career in professional services.


If you would like to learn more about Deloitte, one of Canada’s 100 Best Employers in 2016, this is your opportunity. Our conference will undoubtedly offer you one of the most challenging and rewarding learning experiences you will ever be able to experience outside a classroom at no cost. 

To apply, or to learn more, click here: Registration DNCL 2017


Deadline to register for the conference: Monday, April 3, 2017, 23:59

Getting Involved Starts Here!

Getting Involved Starts Here!

Hey Students, are you looking to become an active member of the Accounting Students’ Associations executive team for the upcoming year?  We happen to have a few openings. See below for listings.


  • Director of Finance
  • Marketing Coordinator (Social Media)
  • Marketing Coordinator (General)
  • Events Coordinator
  • Internal Officer (HR Student)

Please Email, with the subject line: your name-position.

CPA Program/On Campus Recruitment Information Session

Wondering how the CPA designation can the boost your career? Attend this information session to learn more about the accounting profession and the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

Questions about the On Campus Recruitment will also be addressed during this session.


Friday, March 3, 2017

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM

Buhler Building, Room 3BC57

*Lunch will be provided


We are Recruiting for the 2017-2018 Executive Team – APPLY NOW! –

Hey Students, are you looking to be an active member of the Accounting Students’ Associations executive team for the upcoming year?  We happen to have a few openings. See below for listings.

  • Director of Corporate Relations (Closes February 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM)
  • Director of Finance
  • Marketing Coordinator (Social Media)
  • Marketing Coordinator (General)
  • Events Coordinator

Please Email, with the subject line: your name-position. We will then respond to you via email with the job description.

Grant Thornton is Hiring!

Looking to kick start your career right at the heart of business? Grant Thornton is looking for a graduated, or a soon to be graduated, student to join our team in Winnipeg on a full-time basis. The position, Accountant, has a flexible start date with the successful candidate having the opportunity to start as early as winter 2017, or later depending on the needs of the successful candidate.

This position is ideal for a person looking gain their CPA designation with a firm that has a small-office feel locally, while still having access to the resources and opportunities of one of the largest professional services firms in Canada. The Winnipeg office offers its new-hires a wide range of work across the tax and assurance service lines which will provide them with a solid base of experience that can be drawn upon while they work toward their CPA designation.

Attached is a copy of the job posting which can also be found on the U of W Career Services website.


Applications must be submitted through the Grant Thornton Careers Site which can be found at the link below.;jsessionid=6D95E9853D95F0DB88AEDFA2EE6F2C8E?org=GRANTTHORNTON&cws=57&rid=2884

Questions regarding the posting can be made to Krista Lamkey at any questions regarding the Grant Thornton experience in Winnipeg can be made to Lee Harding at

Seminar Series Event Recap: Nicole Barry

UWASA was very excited to have Nicole Barry as the third speaker of our Seminar Series on November 29th. As the President and Founder of PEG Beer Co., Nicole has an astonishing range of experiences as well as her CPA and CGA.

Nicole spiritedly spoke to us about entrepreneurship in accounting, and how to set yourself up for success. Walking us through her path to the creation of PEG Beer Co., Nicole expressed how a range of experience in many sectors; private, public, small businesses and large firms, gave her an understanding of how she wanted to create her own company. To learn the financial ropes in industry, and apply the knowledge of managing people, and corporate social responsibility to her goals. Asking about the future plans of the students who attended, she was able to give direct advice and eagerly answered all their individual questions.

Questions led into the corporate social responsibility that Nicole implements in her own business, and the servant leadership style she uses. The culture she cultivates is one that every person has a voice, a secure environment, and that staff can rely on the management to have their back by actually proving that in day to day operation. The product they serve is as ethically and locally sourced as possible, so every employee believes in what they provide, and work more effectively together. The decision to use these methods came from her experiences in the workforce, and seeing what worked.

The practical advice and experiences Nicole shared were immense in value, leaving an entrepreneurial spirit to think outside the box with accounting for the students.

Seminar Series Event Recap: Aurel Tess

UWASA was excited to have Aurel Tess, the Provincial Comptroller, as the second speaker of our Seminar Series, to provide insight about Accounting for the Program Manager.

In his first session on November 14th, Aurel went into great detail of understanding the role of the program manager, and what comptrollership is all about. Management of resources, operational and financial responsibility were the areas Aurel covered. With the aid of a Case Study, Aurel then broke down the Operator and Steward roles, and the Strategist and Catalyst roles. The takeaway being that in today’s world, accounting is not just simple bookkeeping. It is the ability to take a situation, and turn numbers into meaning. To be able to help and provide strategic financial advice.

Information Technology and Innovation in Accounting was the topic of his second lecture on November 23rd. Having an impact on both Accounting and Computer Science areas, Aurel’s focus was on the modern accountant. Looking at the evolution of technology, and back to his first lecture, it was easy to see how the automation of simple processes frees up time for the modern accountant to operate at a more complex level. Data analytics, Excel, and simple accounting software like QuickBooks were some examples. As his last point, Aurel stressed that while technology is essential to improving, “Stop automating s*** processes”. Automation is not a cure, you must first streamline the business processes.

With incredible detail  from his years of experience in Executive Management, with titles that include Assistant Deputy Minister, Executive Financial Officer, and now Provincial Comptroller, Aurel brought a wealth of knowledge in high level, strategical management.