Pin It
Favourite

CPA Atlantic School of Business - Chartered Professional Accountant Program 

Graham McGuire I’m a Staff Accountant

click to enlarge RILEY SMITH
  • Riley Smith

I received a math and education degree from Lakehead University and then taught overseas. Subsequently I worked in Ottawa in construction, and in 2012 I moved to Halifax for my wife's employment and family.

When I relocated to Halifax, I worked part-time for the Halifax Regional School Board. Because future job prospects were not secure for supporting a family, I switched careers to work as a hedge fund accountant at Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services, and the company sponsored and encouraged me to pursue my CPA studies.

Since I didn't take any accounting classes in university, I am currently completing the pre-requisites through a part-time distance education program offered by CPA Atlantic School of Business. The program covers a lot of material in a short period of time, but so far I've been able to maintain an average in the 90s, despite working full-time and having to write my Intermediate/Advanced Financial Accounting exam just two days after the birth of my first child! I'm really looking forward to enrolling in the CPA Professional Education Program this fall.

This month I am starting a new role as a staff accountant at AC Hunter Tellier Belgrave Adamson Chartered Accountants (a member firm of The AC Group). I honestly never saw myself taking this career path, but when the opportunity presented itself I seized it, because I love to learn and it fits well with my analytical background.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Career Minded (Sponsor Content)

Coast Top Ten

  1. NSCC raises a class   (Fall Wine Guide)
  2. Milking it   (Green Halifax)
  3. Can’t wheat   (Beer Guide)
  4. Sober sociables isn't an easy game to play   (Back To School)
  5. Warner Vineyards—Nova Scotia's grape god   (Fall Wine Guide)
  6. Chill out with our Hot Summer Guide   (Hot Summer Guide)
  7. Message in a bottle: 5 wine picks from local experts   (Fall Wine Guide)
  8. $20 and a weekend   (Back To School)
  9. The Coast's Fall Preview 2013: Dance & Theatre   (Fall Arts Preview)
  10. The swinger's dance   (Sex + Dating Guide)

Recent Comments

In Print This Week

Vol 24, No 17
September 22, 2016

Cover Gallery »


Real Time Web Analytics

© 2016 Coast Publishing Ltd.