Co-op Student, Forensic Accounting - January 2018

CA-ON-Greater Toronto Area
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Job Type (EN)
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Accounting and Auditing Services

About BDO

Jump-start your career with BDO!
At BDO, we focus on choosing the right people for the right projects, whether working with our clients or with colleagues. We invest in the best and brightest people who value honesty and trust, have an inspiring track record of achievement in and outside of their work, and are committed to working as a team to deliver exceptional client service.


By joining BDO, students will have the opportunity to work in a learning culture, and environment, which teaches through practical experience and technical training. Students will get the opportunity to work in smaller teams, have more responsibility with close mentors and support while working with a variety of other coops and full time employees.


Job Description

Duration: January - April 2018



Interested in working in our Forensic Accounting Business Line?

BDO's advisory professionals work with clients to address a variety of business issues and opportunities, ranging from profitability pressures, changing regulations and volatile economies to mergers and acquisitions and technology solutions. As a student with our Forensic Accounting business line, you will work closely with our team at our downtown Toronto location. Our Forensic Accounting team provide investigative and forensic accounting services across a wide range of industries that include corporate investigations, fraud prevention, qualitative due diligence investigations and litigation support. As a student in the Forensic Accounting team, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Analyze financial data for the purposes of quantifying damages in an insurance and litigation context
  • Analyze bank and internal accounting data for the purpose of fraud investigations
  • Prepare correspondence to clients reporting our findings
  • Correspond with insurance adjusters, risk managers, internal accounting staff and lawyers to discuss findings
  • Correspond with insurance adjusters, risk managers, internal accounting staff and lawyers to discuss file issues and findings


Education and Professional Skills/Knowledge

  • Enrolled in an accounting focused post-secondary program with intention of pursuing the CPA designation
  • Strong interest in pursuing a career in Investigative & Forensic Accounting
  • A desire to provide outstanding client service and commitment to teamwork
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate ideas effectively in writing
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize competing priorities with varying deadlines


The perfect combination of size and personal attention.
With more than 3,000 professionals in Canada, and more than 60,000 around the world, BDO is among a small group of accounting and advisory networks able to compete on the national and global stages. For all our professionals, we provide personalized attention, guidance, and an extraordinary level of support. We are committed to providing intern and co-op students with opportunities to gain practical experience to start building a solid technical foundation in the discipline of their choosing.


Life at BDO


All students joining BDO will have the opportunity to work in a learning culture, in an environment that is continually teaching through practical experience and technical training. We provide our people with unique opportunities that are only available through our team size and the type of work we do.


BDO proudly represents and supports our communities with chartiable activities, volunteerism and donations. We also grant our employees one community day per year to participate in an organization of their choosing.



How to Apply:

We require all students to apply online ( The application will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.


Please upload your application package (cover letter, resume and transcript) as one PDF file.


We advise all students to follow the application deadlines advertised by their school Career Centre or Co-op Office (if applicable). Many universities and colleges follow different application and interview schedules.






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