Chartered for Success

We Can Do Hard Things
Overcome Challenges With a CPA

When you think about your professional future, how do you feel? Excited, curious, confused, anxious? All the above?

This event is designed to inspire future CPAs, regardless of their confidence in a career path. Because with ambition, passion and hard work, we can overcome any challenge and do hard things.

Join us on January 27 and 28, 2023, for our virtual marquee event of the year to learn more about the CPA pathway. It won’t just shape your career options, it will also expand them.

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The CFS experience

At our virtual CFS conference, you'll meet CPAs from diverse backgrounds and industries and discover how to take your dreams further. Learn how CPAs navigate through complexity to drive success across all industries, in organizations of all sizes.

Not only will you get to hear from successful CPAs, but you’ll also meet like-minded students on a similar journey. Learn firsthand from CPAs who have taken the unconventional path, persevered through the unexpected, and overcome complex challenges. Learn how you too, can do hard things and the role of the CPA designation in helping you accomplish your dreams.

How to join PSAP and register for CFS

  1. Click here to open the PSAP registration page using Google Chrome.
  2. Click the Register button on the top right corner of the page and then click the “Log in” button.
  3. After logging in, click Register on the PSAP event page and follow the instructions to make a payment.
  4. Register for the CFS Conference

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Dream Further

1 week, 7 amazing events. Join us from Feb 21 to 24, 2023, for a week of virtual events.

Learn more about the CPA designation, grow your network and access an exclusive Ontario-wide community of like-minded students.

If you attend 2, 5 or 7 workshops you will be entered into a raffle for a grand prize.

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Agenda

This two-day virtual conference is jam-packed with opportunities, including workshops covering both technical and human skills and dynamic panel discussions. You’ll also get to attend our CFS Networking Night to connect in person with other PSAP members and CPAs.

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Day 1 Agenda (Friday 1 p.m. — 4 p.m.)

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1-1:15 p.m.Kick-off
Betsy Exley, Student Recruiter, CPA Ontario

Welcome
Vicki Liederman, Director, Student Recruitment, CPA Ontario
1:15-1:45 p.m.Keynote
The Unconventional Accountant and So Much More
Ajay Pangarkar, FCPA, FCMA, CTDP

*Students will get to ask questions
1:45-1:50 p.m.Let's Connect
1:50-2 p.m.Break
Kathy Liu, CPA, CA, Audit Project Lead Office of the Auditor General of Canada
2-2:30 p.m.Panel Discussion
Sowing the Seeds for an Impactful Career, with Patricia Eddu and Accounting for Impact
2:30-3 p.m.Workshops:

Sustainability Accounting and the Circular Economy

The Impact of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies on the Business World

Future of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainability and Environmental Social Governance (ESG)

*Students will choose desired workshop
3-3:30 p.m.Workshops:

Sustainability Accounting and the Circular Economy

The Impact of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies on the Business World

Future of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainability and Environmental Social Governance (ESG)

*Students will choose desired workshop
3:30-3:45 p.m.CPA Spotlight Interview
3:45-4 p.mDay 1 Wrap-Up
7-9 p.m.Regional In-Person CFS Networking Night
(RSVP required) Toronto, Waterloo, London, and Ottawa

Day 2 Agenda (Saturday 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

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10-10:05 a.m.Kick-off
Betsy Exley, Student Recruiter, CPA Ontario
10:05-10:15 a.m.Morning Yoga
Kathy Liu, CPA, CA, Audit Project Lead Office of the Auditor General of Canada
10:15-10:26 a.m.Emerging Leader
Dishan Ratnajothi, CPA 
10:26-11:05 a.m.CPA Panel Discussion
We Can Do Hard Things, with Vicki Liederman

*Students will get to ask questions  
11-11:30 a.m.PSAP Family Feud
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Workshops:

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Cultivating Resilience

Developing & Nurturing the CPA Mindset

*Students will choose desired workshop
12:15-12:20 p.m.Break
12:20-12:55 p.m.Workshops:

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Cultivating Resilience

Developing & Nurturing the CPA Mindset

*Students will choose desired workshop
12:55-1:10 p.m.CPA Hot takes
1:10-1:30 p.m.Day 2 Wrap-Up & Prize Give-Away

Meet some of our speakers

Ajay Pangarkar, FCPA, FCMA, CTDP
Keynote Speaker
The Unconventional Accountant and so much more 
Erica Pimentel, CPA, PhD
Panelist & Workshop Leader
The impact of blockchain and cryptocurrencies on the business world 
Ovini Satharasinghe, CPA Student
Panelist
We can do hard things
Charles H. Cho, PhD, CPA
Panelist & Workshop Leader 
Future of Corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability and Environmental Social Governance (ESG)  
Leanne Keddie PhD, CPA, CMA, MBA
Panelist & Workshop Leader
Sustainability Accounting and the circular economy
Dilshan Jayasinghe, CPA Student
Panelist
We can do hard things
Konrad Pawlak, CPA
Workshop Leader
Cultivating Resilience
Lauren Doty
Workshop Leader
Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Betsy Exley
Conference MC
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