Student OR Aspiring CPA OR Candidate for the profession of CPA
At Petrie Raymond, we understand the importance of practical experience to your career development.
Petrie Raymond guides students in the steps leading to obtaining the title of CPA. Our mission is to ensure the success of this important professional step by offering a top-quality practical experience. For the candidate, this is a decisive period of experimentation. The practical experience offered to you will enable you to become familiar with professional practice, develop on the professional and personal levels, highlight your skills, and facilitate your integration into the profession.
Our objective is to ensure that the next generation of CPAs is ready, well equipped, and has the skills to understand a constantly changing work market.
Each year, we participate actively in the recruitment events organized by universities in order to assist accounting students. These events kick off our recruitment campaign, which takes place mainly in September and October. We invite future CPA candidates to apply for a practical experience that begins in winter.
Our employment criteria define our work environment and are related to the performance expected of a future CPA: a collaborative and relational approach, a creative attitude toward searching for solutions, an orientation toward learning, a client-centred approach, and so on. Whatever your academic path, work experience, aptitudes, accomplishments, or career objectives, each of these criteria is equally important in the recruitment process.
Looking for an enriching practical experience?
When you arrive at the firm, you will become familiar with the different engagements. As a member of a floating team, you will perform a wide variety of tasks under the supervision of an immediate superior.
You will perform the following tasks, among others:
The size of our firm encourages interaction among all employees, including the partners. Your work colleagues are there to answer your questions, help you on your career path, and improve your skills.
You will be called upon to interact with our clients on a regular basis, as many engagements are executed on site or require regular communication. Therefore, you will be in contact with a diversified clientele situated mainly in the metropolitan region.
We place great importance on your integration into the team, your success in your professional exams, and the development of your expertise. Here are our supervision and support programs implemented to assist you:
Human Resources Manager (HRM) program:
Each candidate is paired with a mentor – a manager who has solid expertise in the field. The HRM will guide and advise you to help you perform. This program also provides easier integration into the firm, developing a more personalized relationship with the HRM, having your talents recognized, and developing and making known your expectations of Petrie Raymond.
Support for professional examinations program:
We offer steady support for candidates. This assistance takes various forms and is always aimed at maximizing your chances for success – for example, personalized coaching.
During your practical experience, you will be asked to take various training sessions to help you reconcile practice and theory. These sessions are aimed at enhancing your knowledge of accounting, audit engagement, and taxation. The courses are offered in the context of internal and external programs.