‘Day of CPA’ event puts PBS students on path to charter designation

By Margaret Bawtinheimer

On March 2, the PSB partnered with the Chartered Professionals Accountants of Ontario (CPA) to host the Day of CPA event for students interested in pursuing the CPA designation after graduating from Sheridan. 

Lorraine Alyea, professor and program coordinator of the BBA-Accounting and Professional Accounting Graduate Certificate programs, in partnership with Faith Pember, student recruiter from CPA, jointly facilitated the event.  

It is an opportunity to discover not only the path to becoming a CPA, but to understand the actual details of the CPA Professional Education Program

Topics covered included: the CPA designation process, the CPA Competency Map, as well as the soft skills and expectations needed to succeed as a CPA and as a professional. 

The free event, which welcomed all PSB students interested in pursuing a CPA designation — regardless of discipline or credential — had 59 registrants. 

Alyea expressed the importance of the event for students. It is an opportunity to discover not only the path to becoming a CPA, she says, but to understand the actual details of the CPA Professional Education Program and the requirements for success.


Margaret Bawtinheimer is a Program Support Specialist for the Accounting portfolio within the Pilon School of Business

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