CPABC Connect Panel 2019 - Student and Member Registration

Monday, February 25, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Fairmont Waterfront
900 Canada Place 
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5

Join a panel of senior business leaders as they discuss the evolution and impact of digital transformation, automation and artificial intelligence on careers in accounting. The event will conclude with a networking reception where participants can engage further in the discussion with peers and business leaders over light refreshments. 

Event Schedule:

  • 5:30 - 6:00 - Registration
  • 6:00 - 6:45 - Panel/fireside chat begins
  • 6:45 - 8:00 - Networking
  • 8:00 - Event concludes

Dress code: business casual. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the future of accounting and to connect with employer representatives, CPA members, candidates, students and future CPAs across all sectors. Registration is required for admittance to this event. Space is limited. Registration closes February 8, 2019. 

Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact the Careers Team at [email protected] for more information.


Selena Nisbet, CPA, CGA, Managing Partner, Galloway Botteselle & Company

After obtaining her CGA designation in 2010, Selena became a partner of Galloway Botteselle & Company in January 2011. With over a decade years’ experience in public practice accounting, in addition to 3 years in trust accounting experience, Selena currently holds the position of Managing Partner at Galloway Botteselle & Company. Selena works with a wide variety of clients including small business owners, professionals, healthcare practitioners and non-profit organizations. She helps to ensure all compliance with regulatory bodies are met, including payroll, GST/PST, WCB, corporate and personal taxation in addition to the preparation of financial statements, tax planning and providing guidance regarding incorporation and business practices.


Laurence Ling, CPA, CMA, Senior Manager, TELUS

Laurence Ling has had a progressive career at TELUS where he has work directly with an executive team to advise on profit impacting results. As a Senior Manager, he supports the administration of the Purefibre Business Team and provides forward guidance on portfolio risk. In addition to his professional work, he enjoys mentoring new graduates and volunteering with CPABC.

He is very passionate about the revitalization of Vancouver Chinatown and fundraising for community events such as the Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade & Walk With The Dragon. As a member of SUCCESS, he helps new immigrants and families find a fresh start in Canada by connecting them to those established in the community.  

Shayne Gregg, CPA, CA, Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte

Based in Vancouver, Shayne leads the Governance & Risk practice for Deloitte in BC. In his 30 years with Deloitte, beginning in New Zealand, he has led a number of areas including eBusiness; Retail risk; IT Assurance; Mining risk; and sat on the Deloitte Canada Innovation Council. He is recognized across Deloitte for his leadership in the area of innovation, risk, governance, and internal control. Shayne’s clients range from high-growth entrepreneurial start-ups to large public and private sector enterprises – the common thread often being a large scale shift or transformation in their business or technologies. Today he spends much of his time helping Board of Directors and executive teams develop stronger governance strategies and oversight of key business risks.

Suzara B. Viray, CPA CA, Director, Controllership, Best Buy Canada

Leading the Controllership team at Best Buy Canada, Suzara heads the team responsible for managing the costs and finances of the entire organization.

With 23 years of experience in both public and privately held companies, Suzara brings with her a comprehensive and holistic knowledge of finance and accounting and has previously held senior positions in organizations such as BC Hydro, Colliers International, Avigilon and Powerex.

Suzara holds both Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant certification as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. 

Regan McGrath, CPA, CA, Founder and CEO, Metrics CPA

Regan McGrath holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, the CPA designation, and has most recently completed her Certification in Fintech and the Future Commerce from MIT. She is currently an advisor for the CPABC Emerging Issues Committee and CPA Canada committee for emerging issues in the digitalization of education for CPA Canada, she is also co-chair of the STEM initiative for the Victoria Chapter of Women in Capital Markets.


Participating Employers

Best Buy Canada

Best Buy is a dynamic, customer-driven, talent-powered company that started small and grew by facing our challenges and quickly learning from them.

Today Best Buy Canada operates a group of brands that includes Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, Best Buy for Business and Geek Squad. The brands compete and operate as separate and distinct entities in the market yet leverage back-end synergies where appropriate. It is this focused multi-channel retail approach that has earned us a unique position as Canada’s leading consumer electronics retailer.

We continue to be committed to growth and innovation, and to responding to our customers’ unique needs and aspirations through our multi-channel strategy. Our commitment to these goals drives our strong, consistent success in the market place.

Crowe MacKay LLP |

Crowe MacKay LLP is a regional firm comprised of offices across Northern and Western Canada.  We are a team of innovators, technical professionals, and marketers.  We are audit, tax and advisory experts dealing with a diverse range of industries.  More importantly, we are people focused and know the value of creating a strong team.

We are a firm built on the foundation of local roots, with the strength of a global network.  We think big without feeling big.  Meaning students matter to us and we take that matter seriously.

Deloitte |

Deloitte provides audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. Deloitte serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies through a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories bringing world-class capabilities, insights and service to address clients' most complex business challenges.

Galloway Botteselle & Company |

For more than 60 years, our firm has been a proud member of our west-side Vancouver neighborhood. Our approach is decidedly ‘not downtown’. We strive to provide outstanding personalized service and clear, professional advice, that leads to long-standing client relationships. By continually adding to our network of local business contacts, through introductions and recommendations, we are able to strengthen the fabric of our business community.

Hays Recruitment |

Our Experts Offer Career Advice And How To Stand Out When Applying To New Jobs. Located in 33 countries. We recruit Accounting & Finance professionals across Canada and Worldwide.

Horizon Recruitment | 

We are dedicated recruitment experts for finance and accounting professionals. Our bold claim: We help enhance organizations abilities to make better hiring decisions and enable people to take more control of their careers.


LLT is a medium sized CPA firm providing accounting and advisory services to assist businesses and not for profits in achieving their goals


MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. We proudly serve and respond to the needs of our clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Through partner-led engagements, we provide a collaborative, cost-effective approach to doing business and personalized strategies to help organizations succeed across the country and around the world. MNP is proud to have been recognized as one of the Best Employers in Canada for the tenth year in a row.

Randstad |

At Randstad, we assist both businesses and professionals as they strive to reach their goals. We help to find permanent, contract or temporary employees.

Robert Half |

Robert Half is the world first and largest, Finance and Accounting staffing agency.  Founded in 1948 and with nearly 20 years in the Vancouver market, we provide permanent, temporary and consulting staffing support to an array of businesses across BC.

A team of 50 staffing professionals who work with both Designated and Non-Designated accounting and finance job seekers, Robert Half has a hugely broad and diverse range of opportunities in the BC market.

Sangha Tone CPA Inc.

Sangha Tone is known as an energetic, boutique firm with a fresh approach to accounting.

Serving a carefully selected book of creators, innovators and risk-takers, we specialize in providing left-brained strategies for right-brained entrepreneurs. Our advisory, tax and assurance services support the life-cycle of a business and our clients trust us wholeheartedly to save them money and help them grow their businesses.

Working as an extension of our client’s team, we provide service that is carefully tailored to the unique needs of their company.

Believing that success is team effort, we have carefully selected, and mentored, a dynamic team of specialists to support our clients through the highs and lows of their business journey. Sangha Tone offers big firm expertise, with small firm personality.

STRIVE Recruitment |

STRIVE is a Vancouver based recruitment firm offering recruitment solutions in the specialist areas of Accounting, Finance, Construction, Corporate Administration and Operations. We are passionate about recruitment at STRIVE and commit to offering an upfront, genuine and consultative approach to everything we do.

Walsh King LLP |

Walsh King LLP is a medium sized Vancouver CPA firm providing a wide range of services including audit, accounting, tax planning and other business advisory services.