Live chat with people from PwC Canada's Tax practice
A discussion with associates from our Tax Services practice and our Talent Acquisition staff.
The transcript of today's Tax Services' chat will remain available here on our site.
3rd & 7 37yd
3rd & 7 37yd
Hi everyone: I'm Natalie, PwC's social media manager. Welcome to today's chat with associates from PwC's Tax practice. We're expecting to get quite a few comments today, so we'll look to address themes that come out of these but we can't promise we'll be able to answer all of your questions today.
Hi everyone, welcome to our live chat! My name is Ashley Wicks, I am the Talent Acquisition Specialist for PwC Calgary and I'm excited for our live chat today. Please start letting us know your questions!
Hello. My name is Maria. I an an international student. I have recently completed International Business Management program and I want to study further but before I would like to get some working experience to understand exactly which career path I would like to develop weather to became an Accountant or a Paralegal . Are there any chances to be hired by PWC without having any Canadian experience in the field but have a strong desire to work and willing to study from the assigned mentor as well as to study part-time at the university?
Hello Ashley, Marissa and Chen! I'm a 4th year Accounting student at Schulich School of Business (Toronto) and have a huge passion for Tax. Marissa and Chen, how did you overcome the steep learning curve in tax department? Are you given an opportunity to participate in tax planning process and learn from the experienced associates and managers? Ashley, are there specific qualifications required for tax associates?
Hi everyone! Thanks for taking the time to chat with us. @Ashley, I am a recent graduate from the University of Western Ontario. I have applied for the tax associate position at Calgary Office. What are the criteria for you guys when you select out of province candidates?
Hello Chen and Marissa. I am hoping to learn a little more about why you chose to specialize in tax. What opportunities were you looking forward to when you began your rotation and were you able to realize these?
Hi Marissa, this question is for you. While researching PwC’s tax service line, I came across a quote from you: “ I help create international tax solutions so Canadian companies can operate in multiple jurisdictions.” Can you tell me how PwC increased your understanding of international tax?
Despite my passion for tax, many individuals have warned me that it might be a better idea to start my CPA/CA career in assurance. How has starting in tax directly impacted your ability to perform well on the CPA/CA examinations?
Hi, I graduated from University of Ottawa in Accounting in 2011, I am currently working as junior accounting for an firm. It's still possible for me to pursuit PwC Canada's Tax practice and how I can get into it?
I'm completing my final year at the University of Toronto and have been invited by the PwC Toronto Tax team for a phone interview with New Associate: Simon Chan and I’m curious about what the next steps will be?
Hi, my name is Sophie and I have recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University. I know you have already sort of touched on the question, but I was wondering if you could give us a bit more insight as to how going straight into the tax stream will impact the successful completion of the CA/CPA examinations? In addition, I have read on the PwC that there is the option to do a small rotation with the assurance team. Is that a possibility at all firms, and it is open to everyone?
A great place to find additonal information is to hear the stories of indviduals like myself that are currently working for the firm. You will get a sense of some of the things teh firm is looking for.
Hi again! What I love most about tax is the changing nature of the practice and the fact that there is continuous learning. Obviously each new client and file will bring about a new learning experience, but I was wondering if PwC had additional seminars that they offer to associates to ensure everyone has up to date knowledge.
Hi Ashley and Chen, I am studying my B.COMM. in Montreal, QC but I am interested in a career in Tax with PwC but offices elsewhere (I.e. GTA or Calgary). What do you think is the best way to go about it? In other words, how do you hire out of province students?