Staff auditor training
It is of utmost importance to the firm that new team members are properly integrated into the team and working environment. On your first day of work, you will be greeted by a member of our Human Resources department. You will be guided through all areas of your orientation including a tour of the firm, introduction to colleagues and presentation of the firm’s policies.
The next few days will be spent in training. You will spend time with one of our trainers who will lead you through the entire process of completing a file so that it meets the standards of FL Fuller Landau. You will also be introduced to different software and will be presented with an overview of work procedures and client relation guidelines.
Throughout the rest of the year, you will be invited to attend various internal training sessions that are continually fine-tuned to help reconcile accounting theory and actual public practice. Courses will include accounting and audit updates, personal and corporate tax courses and updates, courses on audit risk, R&D claims, etc.
Your education does not end once you have obtained your designation. Our Professional Development program is aimed at enhancing your skills and providing up-to-date knowledge of the latest accounting, auditing, and tax developments. These courses are provided both through internal and external training programs.
We take your education seriously and encourage self-development in every trainee because we want you to become a prominent member of our firm and the business community.
CFE Support Program
One of the major benefits of doing your internship at FL is having access to a first-rate CFE coaching program. This program, run by Nadia Gallo, CPA, CA, the firm’s Quality Control Vice-President, has produced outstanding results. Over the years, FL has recorded an excellent CFE pass rate and is proud to have had team members achieve Honours Standing in the Common Final Exam of CPA Canada. Furthermore, there have been many years that FL has been able to boast pass rates of 100%. Our CFE coaching program is very simple, flexible and tailored to your needs. The program consists of group sessions, corrections and personal debriefs. We also take the time with each individual to assess s their strengths and weaknesses to ultimately help them succeed. Our goal is to help you reach yours!
BENEFITS FOR CPA, CA STUDENTS
Benefits to students who are studying for the CFE
- Acquire well-rounded, pertinent experience in all the requisite areas for the completion of the CFE
- Reimbursement of application fees as a candidate for the practice of the profession
- Access to our internal CFE Coaching Program
- Two weeks salary when writing the CFE (regardless of CFE results)
- Maintenance of group insurance benefits during the CFE study leave
- Reimbursement ($1,000) of CFE coaching fees
Students successfully completing the CFE can expect the following benefits
- Reimbursement of fees paid for the professional education program
- $3,000 bonus
- Increase of vacation entitlement to three weeks vacation upon obtaining title
* Full details on eligibility and coverage information is available for employees of FL Fuller Landau. Benefits listed above are subject to change.
Working as a Staff Auditor
Right from the start, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the team and play an essential role in the completion of client files. Your knowledge will be put to the test with reviews, notice to readers, audits and preparation of financial statements, as well as with the completion of personal and corporate tax returns. You will be coached by various colleagues on how to complete different sections of a file and within the first few weeks you will even be sent to clients. Moreover, within the first year you can expect to progressively take on more responsibility and even have the opportunity to complete certain files on your own.
Some of the work you complete will be on the client’s premises, where you will be working as part of a team that is always available to answer your questions and provide guidance in dealing with new issues. Our client base is composed of small and midsized businesses, mainly in the Greater Montreal area. All of our clients are privately-owned enterprises, many of them owner managed. Our clients work in a variety of sectors such as manufacturing, distribution, high-tech, service, retail, NPOs, real -estate, etc.
Campus Recruitment Events
The majority of our staff auditors are hired during recruitment season. Montreal universities organize career days and cocktails for their accounting students to have the opportunity to meet various firms. The firm typically participates in these events every year at HEC, McGill, UQAM and JMSB.
- Firm Tours: FL also hosts firm tours during recruitment season. Please sign up through your university’s accounting society or association.