Recap: CPABC Hosts Students from the Martin Family Initiative

On April 4, 2019, CPABC hosted 7 students from North Delta high schools participating in the Martin Family Initiative High School Mentoring Program. The students, accompanied by their teacher Gurpaul Sohal, were at CPABC to learn job finding skills starting

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Recap: YPF hosts info session about the CIA

The CPABC Young Professionals Forum held an information session on March 28, 2019 at CPABC’s office for members to learn more about the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) program offered by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). A dozen young professionals

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YPF Event: CIA Information Session

March 28, 2019 The Young Professionals Forum is hosting an CIA Information Session on Thursday, March 28, 2019.  If you are interested in exploring career opportunities in internal audit, risk management or governance, then you’re invited to join us for a complimentary information session

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Call for Committee Members 2019

Have you attended one of our events and/or met one of our talented volunteers? If you are interested in learning new skills, networking, socializing, and giving back, consider becoming a committee member with the CPABC Vancouver Chapter. The anticipated time

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Don’t Let This Be You #5 – Not The Right One

An international company in the consumer products category attempted to implement an ERP system globally.  They spent $125 million and four years developing the software.  Not to mention all the employee hours spent on testing and training.  After an attempt

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Don’t Let This Be You #4 – Unreliable Partners

A community college had been saving funds for its next ERP system, with the main focus on its human resource management system. With over 30 campuses across the country and widely varying business processes at each site, this project had

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Don’t Let This Be You #3 – Starting Over…Again…and Again

A company decided to start over and implement a brand new software. This required mapping and uploading years of data and testing results again and again. Something that should have taken a year was done in about three months. The

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Don’t Let This Be You #2 – Garbage In, Garbage Out

A major retail chain rolled-out a new ERP system for a brand new geographic region.  The strategy was to develop brand new data into the new infrastructure rather than converting from the legacy system.  The plan went out of control

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Don’t Let This Be You #1 – Timesheets: A Cautionary Tale

Many things need to go wrong in order to get your employees to wish they could go back to a decades old enterprise management software, but if you’re not careful, the stars could just align. This company’s original software was

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Fun in Vancouver Without PST

We all know what a vibrant city Vancouver is with endless options for entertainment but did you know that there are a number of choices whose cost is waived from including the Provincial Sales Tax (PST)? Read on for some

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