Analyst, Cpa Candidate

  • 5-10 Year
  • Toronto
  •   Posted On: August 9, 2018
  •   Skills:  Communication, Financial Analysis

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities

At Loblaw Digital, we know that our customers expect the best from us. Whether that means building the best, most innovative online shopping experience, or designing an app that will impact the lives of people across the country, we’re up for the challenge. From our office in Downtown Toronto, we’ve created leading eCommerce experiences in the online grocery shopping, beauty, pharmacy, and apparel spaces, and we’re only just getting started.

Why is this role important?

Founded in 1882, George Weston Limited (“Weston”) is a major Canadian public company, representing Canada’s largest food and drug retail businesses through its control of Loblaw Companies Limited (“Loblaw”) and Loblaw’s recent acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart. With over 2,300 stores the retail operations reach most Canadians serving their everyday food, health and wellness needs.

Through Weston Foods, Weston is one of Canada’s leading bakers, offering a wide selection of fresh and frozen products to the North American market. Weston also controls one of Canada’s largest Real Estate Income Trusts (REIT), Choice Properties REIT. With over 200,000 employees, Weston is Canada’s largest private sector employer.

Our organization strives for a corporate culture that is performance driven and based on continuous improvement; essential qualities in today’s competitive marketplace. We work in collaborative environments as we create synergies and seek out efficiencies within and across our various businesses.

We are looking for motivated, high-performing individuals to gain a unique experience while learning about and contributing to our diverse group of companies. We are committed to developing and retaining talent and look to our CPA Program as a launch pad for your career.


Our rotation-based CPA Program offers candidates the unique opportunity to work in multiple diverse businesses during a 36-month term. We are an Approved Training Office with CPA Ontario and our program is designed to give candidates broad business exposure and the opportunity to progressively build technical skills and develop business knowledge under the mentorship of experienced accounting professionals.

Through this program, you will:

  • Work and communicate with people across all levels of the organization
  • Perform amongst a variety of teams and develop new skillsets and sources of knowledge
  • Experience different functional groups, work environments, and office locations
  • Build a business network with individuals in many facets of the organization
  • Demonstrate leadership through academic, volunteer, and/or extra-curricular activities


During a 36-month period, our CPA Candidates are exposed to at least three different rotations, all of which will contribute to professional development, business knowledge, and the practical work experience required for becoming a CPA. Each CPA Candidate will work in at least two of our Company’s diverse businesses, which include:

  • George Weston Limited
  • Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Holt Renfrew
  • President’s Choice Financial
  • Weston Foods Canada

While rotating through our businesses, the Candidates will also gain experience in at least three departments, which can include (but are not limited to):

  • Financial Reporting
  • Internal Audit
  • Treasury
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Internal Controls
  • Tax

Rotation details related to the specific business, functional area, location, and rotation order will be determined based on both candidate interest and business need.


To be considered for this program, you must meet the following requirements as of August 31, 2019:

The academic prerequisites for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP)

  • A minimum overall average (75% or greater) in the courses comprising the academic prerequisites with a passing grade in each course
  • The ability to commence full-time employment in Canada.

Application Process:

To apply for the CPA Candidate position:

  • Submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript
  • In your cover letter, please outline relevant skills and experiences that will contribute to both your success in the program and the overall organization.

The application deadline is September 9, 2018.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies or telephone calls please.

How You’ll Succeed: 

At Loblaw Digital, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.  

We’re able to keep innovating because our colleagues are passionate about their work and excited about the future of eCommerce.

If you have big ideas, undeniable enthusiasm, and thrive in a collaborative, creative, and diverse group, we’ll get along just fine.

Looking for a challenge? Good. Love an innovative work environment? Even better.

Loblaw Digital recognizes Canada’s diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.

At Loblaw Companies Limited, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.

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