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Career Map - Public Practice Sector

Career Path to Becoming A CPA
Public Practice Sector

Experience Example Paths

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Foundation/Intermediate Level Experience

  • Bookkeeping

  • Clerical work

  • Complete government forms


  • Prepare personal income tax returns

  • Compliance work with audits


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Professional Level Experience  

  • Assist with preparing financial statements

  • Prepare corporate income tax returns and all related forms

  • Prepare trust returns

  • Prepare and review financial statements

  • Complete corporate tax returns

  • Prepare management letters

  • Involved with corporate tax planning

  • Train and manage staff

  • Assist and train junior staff

  • Supervise junior staff

  • Responsible for planning, budgeting and preparing audit files

  • Prepare budgets and cash flow projections

  • Involved with forensic accounting engagements

  • Presenting audit findings to clients and CRA

  • Reviews journal entries prepared by junior staff