“Vancouver Island University’s accounting program equals career success.”

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  • VIU’s Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Accounting program has helped four alumni find success in their careers in the field.
  • Graduates share their experiences and advice for future Accounting majors.

The Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Accounting program at Vancouver Island University has proven to be a stepping stone to career success for several graduates in the field. Daniel Gardiner, Steven Sun, Leanne Souchuck, and Brodie Virtanen, all pursued the program and have excelled in their respective careers in accounting.

Daniel Gardiner, a Vice President at KPMG Corporate Finance Inc., found the program’s approachable faculty and smaller class sizes beneficial. Steven Sun, a Tax Partner at Dougan Irwin & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants, credits VIU’s stimulating academic environment for sparking his passion for taxation. Leanne Souchuck, a partner at MPS Chartered Professional Accountants, highlights the opportunities for networking provided by VIU’s Accounting Students Association. Brodie Virtanen, a manager at Crowe MacKay LLP, emphasizes the importance of pursuing a CPA designation for career growth.

Each graduate offers advice to present and future Accounting majors. Daniel suggests staying open-minded and finding balance in professional and personal lives. Steven emphasizes active participation in class activities for a well-rounded educational experience. Leanne encourages students to make choices best suited for themselves and explore different career paths. Brodie recommends joining networking groups, pursuing a CPA, and gaining practical experience in the field.

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