CPABC Case Competition 2020 Awards!

Hello LAC members,
Please join me in congratulating Brook Traughber, Chanel Larson and Shubham Khanna on placing 3rd in B.C., in the annual CPA BC Accounting Case Competition. This is the premiere accounting case competition held in the province and is open to all post-secondary students in B.C.
This year 59 teams entered the first round and the Langara team got selected to be in the final round of 8. Due to the pandemic, the original final round got postponed from March to May and the team just competed in a virtual final round over the weekend.
Thank you to the faculty coaches and alumni coach – Jennifer Duffy, Dan Relihan, Samir Nathwani, Megan Maclean, and Michael Lister (alumni).
Here is video of an interview I had recently with the students after the top 3 teams were announced in a virtual awards ceremony:

CPABC Online Information sessions

Hello LAC members,


We are delighted to promote some new information sessions that CPABC will be running in May. One is for students around the Practical Experience Requirements (PER) and one is for staff and faculty who may want to learn more or brush up your knowledge on CPA designation.

1. Practical Experience Requirements (PER) during the time of COVID-19

Are you planning to pursue the CPA designation and wondering how job market changes due to COVID-19 may impact your practical experience requirements? Attend the free question and answer session with CPABC staff who can answer your questions and help you navigate these uncertain times.

Date: Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Register: Here

2. CPABC Information Session for Post-Secondary Staff


Are you staff or faculty member who wants to know more about a student’s path to becoming a CPA? Join CPABC for this session in which they will cover all the information your students need to launch a career as a CPA! CPABC will cover the program structure, admission requirements and share resources to help you advise the students you work with. Whether you are new to advising business students, or just want to refresh your knowledge, you are more than welcome to join!

Date: Tuesday, May 12th , 2020

Time: 12:30-1:30 pm

Register Here

If you have any questions on either events, please contact


LAC Executives.

CPABC Spring Recruitment Framework Updates

Hi all,

The CPABC has advised us that there are changes to the Spring Recruit Season.

In these very unusual times, the accounting profession is very concerned about the uncertainty and stress that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the public, including post-secondary students. Keeping the best interests of students at the forefront, the profession feels that students should be free to focus on their health, safety, families, and finishing off their academic year.

In light of this, the CPABC advises you that there is consensus amongst public practice firms to suspend Spring Recruitment activities, including the implementation of the CPABC Recruitment Framework Spring 2020 deadlines.

The suspension of spring recruitment activities also acknowledges that many students attending post-secondary institutions in B.C. have been doing so away from their home cities and countries and have subsequently returned home to be with their families, limiting their ability to socialize with and understand the culture of the various accounting firms. Continuing with spring recruitment activities could leave students who have returned home at a disadvantage.

These are the key points and dates from the CPABC updated framework:

  • While the Spring Recruit offer acceptance date has been suspended, the Fall Recruit aspect of the Recruitment Framework will still be in effect. This is a “one off” change to reflect our unique times. It is anticipated that normal recruit cycles will resume this fall and in 2021.
  • Lower Mainland firms have agreed to reinstate an offer out date, which will now be September 25, 2020. This means that students that have not yet received an offer letter should expect to not receive one until September 25 or later.  The offer acceptance deadline on such letters will be October 9, 2020.
  • Any students currently holding offer letters with a June 26, 2020 acceptance dates will receive new offer letters, with a new acceptance deadline of October 9, 2020.
  • As per the original 2020 framework, students currently completing a co-op work term with a firm MAY receive an offer letter from their current firm (with no prescribed acceptance deadline), but will not receive offer letters from other firms until September 25 or later.


If you have any questions please contact


Langara Accounting Club Executives