For a third consecutive year, the CPA International Research Chair in Management Control, with the International Activities and Student Mobility Department, hosted a group of master’s degree students in Management Control and Organizational Audit from the Institut d’administration des entreprises de Paris (also known as IAE Paris or Sorbonne Graduate Business School), accompanied by their professor, Marion Soulerot.

Visit of the Quebec CPA Order

‘Satisfaction: 10,000%!’ This is what students Romane Costes, Alison Darde and Raphaël Hersemeule agree to say about their experience. As Romane points out, this international seminar provides the opportunity not only to discover HEC Montréal and Quebec’s labor market, but also to meet professionals from a wide variety of companies. On the menu: Groupe Marcelle (meeting with François Lafortune, VP Marketing, and Annie Larivière, VP Finance), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (meeting with Éric Ménard, Chief Financial Officer), Richter, one of the largest independent accounting and consulting firms in Canada (meeting with Sophie Caudiu, vice-president) and Valtech, a digital agency focused on business transformation (meeting with Damien Lefebvre, co-chair).

On Mount Royal

Visit of Richter

In addition, Carl Robillard, Vice President Business Development at Emyode, has come to talk about the impact of the digital transformation on the finance function. According to Raphaël, to find oneself in a city like Montreal, imbued with the global dynamic in the field of virtual reality and artificial intelligence, represents a privileged opportunity for anyone who loves IT. Alison has been struck by the discovery of a more flexible work environment where people are seeking greater cohesion and goodwill. Marion argues that this seminar is rewarding for students, because unlike France, the accounting profession is more valued in Quebec and supported by the CPA designation. In this regard, the Quebec CPA Order has also received them to discuss the profession. Lastly, they attended seminars with Marie-Ève ​​Quenneville and Caroline Lambert of the Department of Accounting Studies. And since Samuel Sponem‘s seminar has been canceled due to a winter storm, students took the perfect opportunity to sled down the snowy hills of Mount Royal!