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Chartered Professional Accountant Pre-Approved Training Program

We have an established pre-approved Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) training program at RBC that aims to identify and develop high performing individuals like yourself. Join us at this pivotal stage of your professional development by launching your career as a CPA with a major diversified Canadian organization!

By joining the RBC Pre-Approved Training Program, you will become part of an elite group of CPA students at RBC. Through the rotational program, you will gain invaluable work experience as you are placed in teams of highly dedicated individuals across different areas of the organization. Your RBC CPA Mentors and the RBC Pre-Approved Program Leader will work with your supervisors to ensure that you get the work experience necessary to obtain the competencies needed to meet CPA Ontario's practical experience requirements. You will also get the benefit of our strong in-house and external training programs as you work towards your final preparations leading up to the Common Final Examination (CFE). As part of the Pre-Approved Training Program, you will be mentored and guided by a strong network of successful CPA, CAs with years of audit and business experience. They, along with senior executives here at RBC are committed to ensuring that you succeed and have an exciting career with RBC.

Through this program, you will get the opportunity to be part of a diverse internal audit team that delivers high quality assurance services to our internal audit clients. You will also gain experience in forecasting, financial reporting, and performance management in the areas of Head Office finance, Capital Markets finance, or Retail finance. This is an excellent opportunity gain in-depth, specialized training in the diversified financial services industry. It will also allow you to draw upon your university education and work experiences on your quest to become a CPA, while gaining exposure to different businesses and beginning your future with a leading financial services organization.

The program selects individuals who have completed the academic pre-requisites required for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). Generally, this includes a 120 credit hour university degree with the Required Subject Area Coverage or a degree from a CPA Accredited Program. Ideal candidate are those that possess top quartile standing upon graduation and demonstrate service, teamwork and integrity in their professional and extracurricular experiences.

Individuals selected for the CPA Pre-Approved Training Program begin their rotations in September of each year. This three year program consists of three rotations of 12 months each. These pre-arranged rotations will allow you to pivot from Internal Audit to Finance and back again to Internal Audit. During each rotation, you will focus and learn about a different area of the bank. By the end of the three years, you will have gained a unique perspective of the entire organization, which few get to experience so early on in their careers. Once you receive your CPA designation, you will already be well on the way to an exciting career with RBC.

We begin the recruitment for this program in August of each year and target students entering their final year of study. Interviews begin in September and hiring selections and decisions are made by the end of the month. Students begin employment the following September.


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