CPA Articling Student
Are you ready to start an adventure? Begin your career with Sander Rose Bone Grindle LLP and see what sets our students apart!
Who are you?
We are a mid-sized, Chartered Professional Accountant Firm, located in Northeastern British Columbia and Northwestern Alberta. With offices in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, and Grande Prairie we have been in practice in the Peace River area for over 60 years.
During this time, we have grown the firm to a 5 partner practice with 25-30 staff, that helps service clients that are in the natural gas, oil, hydroelectricity, forestry, agriculture, mining, tourism and manufacturing industries. This diverse client base helps to create a strong, and diverse economy in the region.
With these accounting, advisory, audit and taxation clients, we will be able to provide you with the practical experience required to compliment your education, and prepare you for a successful career as a Chartered Professional Accountant. Our students are exposed to a large variety of files and work experiences, enabling them to gain competency in all facets of Public Practice including accounting, auditing (municipal, not-for-profit and corporate), taxation, consulting, and estate planning/business transition. The variety of file exposure and mentorship allows students to be continually challenged, leading to ongoing professional growth.
Our firm believes in expansion and growth, which provides an excellent opportunity for students to attain both professional success and quick career development, now and into the future.
What positions do you have available?
Glad you asked! We are looking to fill the following CPA articling student positions:
- 1 in our Dawson Creek BC office with a Fall 2021 start date (flexible)
- 1 in our Dawson Creek BC office with a January 2022 start date (flexible)
- 1 in our Grande Prairie AB office with a flexible start date (fall or winter)
Dawson Creek is located in Northeastern British Columbia. In addition to great local shopping, our city boasts a number of big city amenities not found in other communities our size. You are able to get to anywhere in town with a 10 minute drive, leading to minimal commute time! The City’s proximity to the mountains, as well as the prairies, allow our staff to enjoy the great outdoors through a variety of activities such as downhill skiing, cross country skiing, disc golf, hiking, swimming, boating, and many others. You can also find our staff spending time at the EnCana Events Centre, where a variety of acts such as Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, and Dierks Bentley have performed.
Grande Prairie is located in Northwestern Alberta. It is the retail and service hub of Northwestern Alberta and Northeastern BC. With shopping, entertainment, and world class recreation facilities, such as the Eastlink Centre, Outdoor Pool, Cultural Centre, Museum, Crosslink Centre, Indoor Soccer pitches, and art Gallery. Our staff are able to enjoy hundreds of kilometers of City and Regional trails for biking, hiking, and ATVing along with outdoor ice rinks, late night golfing, and the largest slo-pitch league in AB. While the City is larger than Dawson Creek, commuting is breeze with our office being Downtown and within 15 minutes of the various residential areas (and it’s free parking!).
What duties does a CPA Articling Student perform?
We understand that when you graduate from University that you might not be sure where you career is going to take you. We want to help keep those doors open for you, so that once you decide post-designation, you can have a lifelong fulfilling career.
Therefore, our student duties include the full spectrum of exposure that a Public Practice can offer. You will be involved in the preparation of Compilation and Review engagements, personal tax preparation, corporate tax preparation, preparation of audit file sections, drafting memo’s to clients re: a variety of tax treatments, and some book keeping. As students grow in their experience and knowledge they will find that they are challenged daily!
What are my pre-requisites to apply?
Applicants must have completed their university degree and are prepared/eligible to enroll in the Chartered Professional Accountant Professional Education Program (CPA PEP), with the goal of attaining their CPA designation. Prospective applicants must be willing to relocate to either Dawson Creek BC or Grande Prairie AB.
What is included in the Compensation Package?
We offer a competitive salary that gets reviewed on a semi-annual basis for experiential increases, in addition to knowledge-based salary increases as you move towards completing your CPA. Who doesn’t like getting a salary increase every few months?
In addition, our compensation package includes flexible work opportunities, 37.5 hour work weeks, health and mental wellness allowance, banked overtime, extended medical and dental, life and disability insurance, firm matching RRSP, paid sick and personal days, professional dues and CPA PEP assistance. We also have an internal support and mentoring program for our CPA Students.
Finally, we feel that fellowship and comradery is an important part of our firm culture. We have 3 different annual office parties (Covid permitting), morning/afternoon coffee breaks with games, and summer bbq/staff lunches.
This sounds great! How do I apply?
Email your resume, unofficial transcripts, preferred location, and ideal start date in confidence, to the attention of:
Mr. Jaron Neufeld, B. Comm, CPA, CA
Sander Rose Bone Grindle LLP,
Chartered Professional Accountants
The closing date for this position is September 30, 2021. Only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted by October 5, 2021.