Co-op program

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

Canadian Tax:

  • 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.

Family Office:

  • 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.

Recent graduates

What we look for

We are always on the lookout for new grads to join our Audit and Accounting, Canadian Tax, or US and Cross-Border Tax groups. Prior experience in public accounting is not required. Our ideal candidates have the following qualifications:

  • University degree from an accounting undergraduate program and a commitment to pursue the Canadian CPA designation
  • Technical strength in accounting-related courses (tax or audit as applicable)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter/taking initiative
  • Attention to detail and ability to produce high quality work
  • Good teamwork skills

Audit and Accounting

You will apply concepts relating to financial accounting, taxation, and assurance by working on a variety of engagements.

You will be exposed to clients that range from owner-managed businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and family enterprises to large private corporations across a variety of industries such as construction, real estate, professional services, food and beverage, manufacturing, and technology.

As you progress in your role, you will have the opportunity to lead and complete small engagement files in conjunction with a manager. This experience enables you to gain competency in understanding all areas of the financial statements and a bigger picture perspective of our clients

Learn more about our CPA Pre-Approved Audit Program for full-time junior team members.


Canadian Tax

You will develop a better understanding of the Canadian tax system, how it directly affects the economy and the value of tax work for our clients. You will also be on the front lines as the intermediary between our clients and the CRA.

Through the support of our senior staff and managers, you will learn about:

  • Non-resident taxation and cross-border transactions
  • Sales tax
  • Government subsidy programs
  • Tax research using the Income Tax Act and other resources
  • Assist with simple tax planning for our clients to meet their objectives

Because of the size and variety of our engagements, you will have the opportunity to work directly with managers or senior staff and develop a more holistic view of our clients that include private corporations, non-resident corporations, partnerships, estates/trusts, and individuals.

Learn more about our CPA Pre-Approved Direct-To-Tax Program for full-time junior team members.

US and Cross-border Tax

As a full-time junior staff in our growing US Tax group, you will learn the basics of US personal and corporate taxation on the job, as most Canadian universities do not offer courses on US taxation. Our US tax team is mostly comprised of US CPAs who are well versed in the intricacies of US taxation to support on the job learning.

You will work closely with partners and managers to develop an understanding of the basics of US tax in a cross-border context such as:

  • Determining federal and state filing requirements
  • Determining residency using the Canada-US tax treaty
  • Becoming familiar with US personal tax credits and deductions available
  • Preparing US federal and state tax returns
  • Assisting in cross-border transactions such as moving to/from the US and Canada
  • Analyzing the differences in tax treatments between Canada and US for different types of corporate entities, retirement savings vehicles, and tax elections

How we support you

We provide rigorous, ongoing training that’s customized to your interests, as well as extensive ongoing education to keep you up to date on the latest industry information.

Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) pre-approved program

We are committed to supporting team members who pursue their CPA designation. We are proud to offer a Pre-Approved Training Program within both our audit and tax teams for team members working in other departments.

CPA support

We continue to strengthen our support program for the designation process, recognizing that our investment in our team members is what separates us from our competitors.

For aspiring CPAs, we understand the pressure and stress that comes with obtaining your CPA designation. In addition to offering the relevant technical experience through on-the-job learning, we provide the following financial assistance to our CPA students:

  • Two weeks of paid study leave for the Common Final Examination (CFE), with additional paid days off for all CPA exams
  • Reimbursement for:
    • PEP modules fees CFE exam fees
    • Professional dues upon the successful completion of the CFE
    • CFE prep courses such as Densmore or PrepFormula

CFE preparation support

Our CPA committee members provide Common Final Examination (CFE) preparation assistance and mentorship to our writers. You will be paired an experienced CPA. You will work together on developing a study plan, case marking and debrief, and time management strategy and tips. Our CPA committee will also share exam writing tips and approaches to common assessment opportunities.

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.

Career growth

At Fuller Landau, we are committed to your career development with clearly defined career and professional development roadmaps for each of our practice groups. View the roadmaps here.

Talk to us.

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