As a new professional at Fuller Landau, you’ll benefit from our ongoing mentoring and feedback programs, in-depth professional training and development opportunities, and a collaborative culture.
Most of our co-op students are hired for the January to April work term. You’ll be placed in the Tax or Audit team and immediately begin in-depth training in the first weeks of your work term.
Co-op students on the Tax team will be potentially exposed to a wide range of areas:
- T slips preparation
- Canadian corporate tax returns
- Trust and partnership tax returns
- Sales tax returns
- Canadian personal tax returns
- US and Cross-border taxes
Throughout the work term, there could also be other ad-hoc projects that arise such as assisting with CRA audits and reviews, and basic tax planning and research. You’ll also be exposed to other Fuller Landau advisory groups, such as Family Office.
To develop our co-op student’s research skills, you’re actively encouraged to contribute to content development which will be promoted on our website and social media channels. You, under the guidance of your mentors, will research and write content on various tax topics. Co-op students on the Audit and Accounting team, you will be exposed to review and audit engagements, and notice-to-readers. You will be assigned multiple sections on assurance engagements and work alongside senior associates and managers who will happily assist you. This will give you visibility into the whole file, and the opportunity to experience the process of putting together all of the financial statements, from start to finish.
You will also be directly interacting with senior members of the client team. You will be exposed to our clients who operate in a variety of industries including food and beverage, real estate and construction, professional services, manufacturing, and technology.
Returning co-op students often take on more responsibility, both from a technical perspective, as well as mentoring newer co-op students.
The experience that you gain in your co-op terms will count towards the practical experience requirement for your CPA designation.
Summer rotational internship
Fuller Landau’s summer rotational internship was created to help students learn more about the accounting profession, our firm, and the options available to them as they grow in the profession.
It takes place from May to August and is targeted towards accounting students who have completed their third year of study at university. It is a unique rotational program where you will have the choice to rotate through one traditional and one advisory practice – either Canadian Tax and Family Office or Audit and Accounting and Valuations.
Canadian Tax and Family Office rotational option
- Prepare T1 personal tax returns and GST/HST returns
- Prepare T2 corporate tax returns for domestic and international clients
- Correspond with clients and tax authorities to resolve various tax compliance issues
- Assist with various ad hoc projects, such as tax elections, due diligence, CRA audits, and tax research using the Income Tax Act.
- Prepare monthly/quarterly consolidated performance reports
- Bookkeeping, financial statement, and tax return preparation for investment holding companies
- Prepare ad hoc reports, as required (i.e. cash flow projections, portfolio manager analyses);
- Prepare various tax elections/forms, as required; and
- Learn about Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation.
Audit and Accounting, and Valuations rotational option
Audit and Accounting:
- Review planning documents and participate in planning meetings
- In conjunction with the engagement senior, devise an appropriate engagement program, including risk analysis, the calculation of materiality, and appropriate procedures
- Obtain/maintain a strong understanding of clients’ businesses and be proactive to anticipate client needs
- Prepare financial statements, including note disclosure as required
- Recognize accounting issues and work with seniors to devise appropriate work plans to address them
- Prepare corporate tax returns and gain an appropriate level of tax knowledge
- Assist in financial analysis and modeling
- Assist in the writing of various reports
- Conduct market and industry research for reports
- Prepare information requests for production of documents
- Manage and organizing the production of documents
- Document analysis (including financial and legal documents)
- Communicate with clients and/or lawyers
- Work with managers and partners directly
- Assist with mediation/trial preparation
- Learn more about the Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation
Whichever rotation you choose, you will learn how to apply technical concepts to real-life client situations, gain practical experience towards your CPA designation and interact with team members across all levels of the firm all while enjoying our reduced summer hours.