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October 15, 2021

Aaron Gomes, Toronto Hydro

This profile is part of a series in support of Take Our Kids to Work Day on November 3, 2021. Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work Day is the most recognized career exploration event in Canada. With the pandemic continuing to change how students learn, the 27th annual Take Our Kids to Work Day presented by RBC Future Launch will be back with a virtually delivered look at the world of work for Grade 9 students across Canada.
 
This year’s theme – You Belong Here! – will expose young minds, as they enter their first year of high school, to a wide range of careers reflecting the full diversity of students, interests and the future world of work.
 
To learn more and register, go to takeourkidstowork.ca.

Job title: 

Supervisor, Capital Accounting          

In high school, I would have been voted most likely to:

work for an NBA team

The skills I rely on most in my role are:  

Collaboration and problem solving

Q. What are the different areas/careers in finance to choose from? What should you look for after university to pursue a career in finance?

A. There are so many careers in finance you can choose to pursue — it all depends on what you’re interested in! Some of those careers include: Financial Reporting, Corporate Finance, Management Accounting, Financial Planning, Investment Banking, Public Accounting, and Consulting. Each of these areas interacts with organizations in different ways, and it’s up to you to research and decide which suits you the best.
 
The best thing to do is to build your professional network while you’re in school, and reach out to these contacts to learn more about the areas of finance you are interested in. Also, look at what types of professional designations interest you the most when you’re wrapping up university. Whether it’s a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other designations, it can help guide you towards the type of career in finance that’s best for you!
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