What I love about being a young tax professional is that it provides many opportunities to become a well-rounded individual. The world of taxation involves taking on a business advisor role: combining the knowledge of accounting, legislation, data analytics, and effective communication to ultimately help clients reach their business goals. - Isabel, Biotech CPA
The University of Waterloo School of Accounting and Finance has over 250 students in our BAFM, Math/CPA and Biotech/CPA programs who will complete three tax courses as part of their undergraduate degree. In May 2014 we asked students who had an interest in a career in tax and were in their second tax course, to apply to be part of our Young Tax Professionals (YTP) team. Twenty of those applicants were selected.
Our objective is to offer enthusiastic students who are interested in a career in taxation the opportunity to closely interact with faculty, alums and other full-time tax professionals. This program allows students to gain a deeper understanding of career options, develop key skills needed for tax practice, and learn about current issues and specialty areas within the field.
The Young Tax Professionals offers students with an interest in a career in taxation the opportunity to closely interact with faculty, alumni and other full-time tax professionals. Students gain a deeper understanding of career options, develop key skills needed for tax practice, network with tax professionals and learn about current issues and specialty areas within the field. In the 2020-2021 school year we had 100 students involved in the program.
How to Apply
Third and Fourth year students from the School of Accounting and Finance enrolled in AFM, Math/CPA or Biotech/CPA are eligible to apply to be a part of the YTP team.
Follow the instructions in the YTP Application Document to apply.
For more information on our YTP program please contact Julie Robson.
For information on recruiting students for tax positions please contact Lynn Graham.