WHO ARE WE?
The Atkinson Professional Accounting Association (APAA) is a student-run organization that serves to encourage leadership, excellence, and professionalism in School of Administrative Studies Accounting students of York University.
The association was founded in May 1998 by a group of graduating students for the purposes of promoting Atkinson’s Bachelor of Administrative Studies in Accounting (BAS) program (Bachelor of Commerce effective Summer 2017), aiding students and soliciting support from University faculty and potential employers.
The majority of APAA members are School of Administrative Studies students who are working toward their Bachelor of Administrative Studies degree and are interested in a career in accounting. Upon graduation, many APAA members pursue a professional accounting designation.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
2016-17: Outstanding Overall Contribution to Student Experience Award
2016-17: Exceptional Team Spirit Award
2015-16: Outstanding Overall Contribution to Student Experience Award
2014-15: Commitment to Student Experience and Alumni Engagement Award
2015: 1st Place Team - CPA Challenge Competition
2014-15: Exceptional Team Spirit Award
2012-13: Commitment to Student Experience and Alumni Engagement Award
2010-11: Outstanding Overall Contribution to Student Experience Award
2009-10: Outstanding Overall Contribution to Student Experience Award
FOR THE STUDENTS
BY THE STUDENTS,
We provide a networking channel between accounting students and recruiters from public accounting firms and professional organizations.
We give students the opportunity to ask questions, seek advice, and learn what it means to be an active member of the APAA.
We create greater student relations within York University and the School of Administrative Studies community.
VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE
We motivate students to be better citizens and leaders in our community by being active change agents.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
We help students tap into their best qualities and develop new skills to help them shine personally and professionally.
ACCESS TO CONFERENCES AND CASE COMPETITIONS
We encourage students to showcase their talent, connect with new people, and learn more about the accounting industry via case competitions and conferences.
We alert students of accounting/audit related job postings, and also give students special access to job postings straight from the employers themselves.