Why high-level candidates choose Crowe MacKay to grow their careers
1. A culture of teamwork, innovation, and growth
With a team of over 400 across northern and western Canada, teamwork is at the core of our success. We know we are stronger together and because of this, we have been able to create lasting value for over 50 years. Our commitment to innovation allows our teams to stay connected not only across the country but around the world, with both Crowe colleagues and clients, making us the eighth largest accounting network in the world.
We are focused on finding creative solutions for our clients and we pride ourselves on our diverse partnership. Each individual approaches business in a different way and this is why we are able to deliver success to our clients because we know they are unique too. We are confident the opportunities you will receive learning from professionals on a national and international scale will develop your technical and interpersonal skills, making you an exceptional addition to the accounting industry.
- Stefan Ferris
2. Peer support at all levels
Much of your training to become a CPA is about what you learn on the job. You have your university education, but can you practically apply your knowledge? You will be supported by your supervisor, manager, and senior manager on each job, and our partners' doors are always open. You’ll be matched with a CFE mentor who works with you on a weekly basis, or more often when needed, to help you stay accountable to yourself and provide value added input to your study process and case writing skills.
- Gavin Dhami
3. Densmore CFE prep training
Crowe MacKay’s CFE prep program is integrated with the Densmore finalist program throughout the year you write your CFE. Every year in January we deliver a student conference with two days of CFE prep training with Densmore. The purpose of the training is to teach you how the exam is structured and marked, how studying for the exam is different from anything else you’ve studied for, and what you should be doing early in the process to increase your likelihood of success. During this weekend you’ll write, mark, and debrief your first simulations.
All of our CFE candidates attend Densmore summer school and our CFE study plan and results tracking is integrated with the Densmore process. In late August, we deliver a final Densmore session designed to respond to issues you’ve encountered during your study process - to enable you to use the last two weeks of the study period to address any outstanding issues before exam days. This session also teaches you how to appropriately wind down before your exam to increase the likelihood that you’ll be in your best form on each exam day. From technical skills to creating healthy habits, we are with you on every step of your CFE journey.
- Jason Lenz
4. Extraordinary annual student conference
Every year we deliver the Crowe MacKay Student Conference, a gathering designed to ensure you meet your colleagues from all of our offices and help you to develop relationships that often last throughout your career. We deliver technical training at this event but also set aside a significant amount of time for networking and team activities. We’ve gone dog sledding in Yellowknife, driven Segways through Edmonton’s river valley, did wine tastings in Kelowna, and attended a hockey game in Vancouver. Each year we explore one of the cities our offices are located in, giving you the experience of seeing these lively communities in person.
- Riza Ponce
At Crowe MacKay, we believe in training the whole professional. What does this mean? While your technical skills are the foundation of your career, your long term success largely depends on your ability to develop your personal skills. This includes your abilities to network, communicate across generations, balance competing priorities, manage difficult conversations and relationships, and understand and respond to ethical dilemmas. These issues are relevant to both your professional and interpersonal tool box. Receiving your designation is only the first step in your career journey.
- Kynan McIntyre