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CHRISTOPHER LOPES

Aspiring CPA Candidate

ABOUT ME

CHRISTOPHER LOPES - Aspiring CPA Candidate

A high achiever, attaining high academic standing while pursuing numerous student leadership opportunities. Excels at taking on multiple roles and responsibilities, utilizing teamwork, organization, time management, and communication skills to succeed. Known for leadership and teamwork, excels at identifying needs and working with others to achieve solutions.

SKILLS

WHERE I EXCEL

Leadership
95
Teamwork
90
Analytical
85
Communication
85
Organization
80
Creative
80

KNOWN FOR LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

WHERE I'VE WORKED

Excel Tax Service

Administrative Assistant

Assist in preparing and filing T1 tax returns for the 2014 tax year and complete bookkeeping services.
Prepare personal tax returns directly with clients •
Input and reconcile monthly statements for corporate clients •

October 2014
May 2014 » August 2014

Sheridan College

Research Assistant

Provide research assistance on the use of accounting principles, specifically the use of going concern, in the creative (wine) industry.
• Conduct qualitative and literature research
• Compile articles and develop a reference list
• Create a review report highlighting key literature
• Survey industry professionals
• Handle and protect all confidential and sensitive data with integrity

Sheridan Student Union

Executive Vice-President

Representing the executive team of the Student Union, created opportunities for students to get involved on campus.
Recruitment and selection of candidates •
Provide leadership and direction to team of coordinators •
Collaborate with college staff and faculty •
Public speaking at campus events •
Budget management •

May 2013 » May 2014
January 2012 » April 2012

Rexall

Accounts Payable Clerk (Co-op)

Manage product return cycle for corporate stores across Canada.
• Investigate and follow up on all product return requests
• Approve store returns to create  receivable from the vendor
• Create aging credit reports weekly
• Match vendor credits to store returns

EDUCATION

WHERE I'VE STUDIED

Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting

Nipissing University

2015 Expected

In progress

Courses include: accounting, auditing, business ethics, marketing, math, organizational behaviour, taxation,  and technology.

Advanced Diploma

Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

2014

Graduated with honours

Courses include: accounting, auditing, cost management, finance, leadership development, project management, & taxation.

Certificate, French Language

University of Western Ontario

2012

Explore Program

Participated in a 5-week French immersion program in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS AND THAT

Leadership

Leadership

+-*Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. – John C Maxwell I’ve been fortunate enough to assume various leadership experiences during my time in school. I helped to charter and become President of a Toastmasters Club, helped to run the Accounting Association as the Vice-President, worked as Vice-President of […]

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Winter Break

+-*For many, especially students, the winter break is a well deserved time of rest. A time to relax and de-stress after exams. To spend time with family and friends. Though I do use my time off to catch up on video games and movies, I also think about how I can be productive. Sometimes I […]

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Make Things Happen

Creating Habits

+-*Creating new habits can be difficult. Often we seek the help of others to motivate us. We reach out to friends, family, or members of online communities. “I need someone to push me” or “I need someone to do it with me,” are excuses we create. Here are some tips that help me to create […]

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Toastmasters Pin

Education Outside the Classroom

+-*I attended my first Toastmasters meeting in January 2012. I wasn’t sure what to expect from my first meeting, but the club was welcoming and I became a member shortly after. I was interested in improving my communication and public speaking skills. I can imagine there are many benefits in the world of business that […]

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Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

+-*My latest speech from Toastmasters, Project #4. This speech is based on my own life a long with some tips I learned from a book by the same title “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” by Susan Jeffers, PhD. There’s no turning back. I’m strapped into my harness, which is now being attached to […]

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self-motivation

Just Do It

+-*I have just signed up for my next Toastmasters speech in 5 weeks. I haven’t started writing yet, and I’m not sure what I will write about. What I do know is that if I had not signed-up, the speech will not happen, because I know that I need to push myself to accomplish things. […]

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