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2021 summer students
Come be your best self

And thrive

Build Your Network While Escaping the Mob!

University students, this unique experience is for you! Picture this: Your team has just been wrongly accused in a mob scheme. You need to do everything you can to prove your innocence.

Inspired by popular escape games, this exciting virtual group activity will call upon everyone’s skills and talents. Through riddles, puzzles, logic games, clues and secret codes, you’ll uncover the brilliant solutions you need to set the record straight. It’s the perfect opportunity to make new connections as you stimulate your neurons!

When: February 18, 2021, “6 à 8” style
Where: Online via Go Team
Why: Because even online, team spirit is essential!

Register now! Space is limited!

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Anne-Sophie Desforges
HEC Montréal
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Nicholas Marks
McGill University
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Sarah Arsenault
HEC Montréal
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Michel Bilodeau-Bérubé
HEC Montréal
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Alisa Viselli
Concordia University
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Jonathan Assayag
Concordia University
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Mirey Francis
McGill University
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Matthew Sananes
McGill University
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Schensly Florestal
HEC Montréal
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Our ambassadors

Introducing our interns

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Anne-Sophie Desforges

HEC Montréal

Anne-Sophie Desforges

HEC Montréal

People and Culture

The important aspects that made my internship at PSB Boisjoli so enjoyable were the people and the culture of the firm.

The people at PSB Boisjoli were caring and welcoming to the summer interns. Initially, I was apprehensive to work remotely because I thought that calling someone online to ask them a question would be more awkward than just asking the question in person. However, that feeling vanished within the first week. I quickly saw that everyone from Partners to Juniors were available to assist us and answer our questions without any judgment. There is no hierarchical barrier. The staff at PSBB really care about our success and are willing to take the time to walk us through the different concepts that may be less familiar to us.

With the present challenges with the pandemic, face-to-face meetings were limited, but PSBB has been very successful in ensuring that employees stay connected with each other and do not feel isolated while working remotely. In fact, every two weeks there were "15 minutes Thursdays" that allowed everyone to chat with their colleagues. Thus, we were able to get to know the entire team in the audit department despite the telecommuting, which I really appreciated!

Finally, you should also know that I really wanted to work from the office as well in order to experience the atmosphere of the office and to meet certain people in person. I was able to go to work in a safe environment a few days a week, depending on what suited me. The first few days I was there only confirmed what I had expected with the virtual meetings: at PSBB, there is a very warm and family feeling among the employees. Indeed, whenever people noticed a new face in the office, they would come and introduce themselves and take the time to ask me how my internship was going and if I had any questions. This really helped the interns feel that we are part of the team and facilitated our integration into the firm.

Anne-Sophie Desforges

Nicholas Marks

McGill University

Nicholas Marks

McGill University

Summer Student Project

The Summer student project is one of the many opportunities that PSB Boisjoli offers to their summer interns. In short, it’s an opportunity to get to connect and learn about the other interns, to collaborate and to work towards a common goal: organize something, whether it be an event or a video, to showcase both the internship experience and the firm.

As expected, our group of interns faced various challenges this year, notably brainstorming project ideas that would accommodate everybody involved. Many members of staff prefer to work from home and are still slowly getting used to working in the office whereas others go to the office on a daily basis; therefore, we opted for a short video that would allow us to feature as many people as possible.

Although one may think recruiting other staff members to participate in the video may present a challenge, this wasn’t the case. When brainstorming and organizing the timeline for the project, we gathered a list of individuals that we knew would definitely be interested in participating, and nearly every single one of them was, with the only exception being due to people taking vacation time. Moreover, PSBB’s warm and inviting culture made this endeavor that much easier; it was as simple as approaching people in their office or the hallway and asking whether they were free for a few minutes.

All in all, the project was a great opportunity to communicate with various people around the firm who we otherwise would not have met, work closely with the other interns and create something valuable that will showcase the firm and all of its greatness for the year to come.

Nicholas Marks

Sarah Arsenault

HEC Montréal

Sarah Arsenault

HEC Montréal

Shadowing a Partner

During our internship, we had the chance to follow a partner in his or her daily activities in order to see what their day looks like. In general, the other interns and myself found that this day was rewarding for us because we acquired a lot of knowledge and we were lucky to assist partners in their different activities, such as meetings, videocalls with clients and assisting them in writing important emails to clients. We started our day by going out for lunch with our partner. During this lunch, we spoke about our career goals and where we see ourselves in a few years from now. In response to our goals, many partners spoke about their career and how they managed to be who they are today. In general, this lunch was inspirational and allowed us to see that our objectives can concretely happen.

For the rest of the shadowing, we observed and followed our partner in their schedule. I personally got the chance to shadow Lorie Palmer, a tax partner. Lorie has been working for the firm for over 15 years. She started just like us as an intern and has become a partner in the Tax department in 2017. She has grown through the firm because she had a great mentor and had the chance to learn a lot from this mentor. After spending a few hours with Lorie and assisting her through her different files, I can definitely say that she is also a great mentor, which explains one of the main qualities of a partner: Leadership. In fact, she guided me and explained everything in order for me to understand what she was doing.

After speaking with the other interns, I noticed that many partners also showed off their leadership throughout the shadowing activity. In fact, they took the time to explain to their summer student the files they were working on, guided them through their work process and made sure that they understood what they were doing.

Overall, this activity has shown us what type of work partners do, how they support their staff through different mandates and the organization they need to have in order to manage their schedule properly. On a more personal side, Lorie has shown me that in order to be a great professional and a great partner, you need to be very rigorous and precise in your work while also being a good leader.

Sarah Arsenault
“Experienced professionals trained and guided us from the beginning and remained available throughout our entire internship.”

Michel Bilodeau-Bérubé

HEC Montréal

Michel Bilodeau-Bérubé

HEC Montréal

Rotation

The rotation program is one of the reasons I chose PSB Boisjoli. During the 12-week internship, we had the opportunity to move from one department to another and have a new work experience every 2 or 3 weeks.

As for me, I started in the business advisory department, where I learned how to carry out some new useful Excel skills as well as earning a better understanding of transfer pricing and business valuations. Then, in the audit department, I had hands-on experience with notice to reader and review mandates. Three weeks later, I was in the US tax department, where I helped prepare the financial information to be used to complete the tax return. Finally, I learned and practiced the basics of book keeping and write-ups in the Corporate Business Group, which was a satisfying way to end the internship.

I am pleased to have had the opportunity to work with more than twenty professionals from different branches of accounting. It allowed me to ask many questions, explore perspectives, and ultimately make informed career choices.

Michel Bilodeau-Bérubé

Alisa Viselli

Concordia University

Alisa Viselli

Concordia University

Department talks

Over the course of this internship, we had the opportunity to attend several ‘department talks’ which allowed us to learn how each department contributes to PSBB’s success. The meetings consisted of partners giving an introductory presentation on what the day-to-day looks like in their departments. This allowed me to know what to expect when it was time for me to participate in the different departments throughout the course of my rotational program. It gave me a sense of what my responsibilities would be and was a great base in understanding how every department contributes to the firm as a whole.

Not only did the department talks allow me to have a better understanding of what our tasks will consist of, but they also gave me the opportunity to hear about several partners’ career paths. It was very interesting to see how diverse PSBB’s team really is. I have met many accountants (of course), but I also got to learn from professionals who practice law, engineering and more.

It truly impressed me that PSBB’s partners took the time out of their busy schedules to have a conversation with us interns and give us career advice. I am proud to say that my summer internship has not only allowed me to learn so much about the accounting discipline, but has also allowed me to realize how much emphasis is placed on team work and support at PSB Boisjoli.

Alisa Viselli

Jonathan Assayag

Concordia University

Jonathan Assayag

Concordia University

PC/Buddy System

Going into the summer I had heard great things about how much support the summer students received throughout the course of their internship at PSBB. Through the implementation of a performance coach (PC) and buddy always being by your side to always answer questions, you never feel alone even when things may seem overwhelming at first.

My PC, David Picarella, was a great resource throughout the summer and never hesitated to respond when I reached out to him. During my first rotation in the audit department when I was still getting accustomed to the software programs we were introduced to, I was unsure at first whether or not I should’ve been vocalizing the questions I had to David, given that they seemed very simple. He assured me that the majority of people at the office had been in the exact same spot I was and that no question is a bad one, especially if it will result in more efficient work.

My buddy, Kyle Stromberg, became a good friend of mine at the office and we built a nice relationship over the course of the summer. We usually ate lunch together and he introduced me to a number of other juniors at the office, allowing for a smooth transition into the internship. Having someone as your buddy means that you always have a person to go to beyond things work-related, as they will always be there to chat and check in on how things are going.

Overall, I don’t think the summer would’ve been the same without having the guidance and mentorship provided by my PC and buddy. Whenever I had a question, simple or complex, they were there to help out. It’s a great system that allowed for a seamless transition into the amazing work environment and culture at PSBB.

Jonathan Assayag

Mirey Francis

McGill University

Mirey Francis

McGill University

Onboarding and training week

Although the first week of any internship can be scary and overwhelming, the onboarding process at PSB Boisjoli was really helpful. Everybody was very welcoming and was always there to help us out whenever we needed it. On our first day, we got to enjoy a virtual lunch with our buddies and performance coaches and we participated in an introductory activity to get to know the other interns, as well as the PSBB staff. All the IT equipment we needed was sent to our houses a week before the internship started, with very detailed instructions on how to set everything up. Over the course of our first week, we had multiple IT trainings that helped us fully adjust to working from home and we got to learn about the different tools and software the firm uses that will help us out during our rotations. We also got to attend trainings given by experienced and motivated professionals, which exposed us to what working in audit is like. Overall, the first week at PSB Boisjoli was both very exciting and instructive!

Mirey Francis

Matthew Sananes

McGill University

Matthew Sananes

McGill University

Technical Training

One of the most valuable tools provided to students throughout the summer internship at PSB Boisjoli is the technical training. This training played an integral part in allowing us to make connections between what is learned in school and the mandates that we worked on during the summer while allowing students to develop great relationships with other summer interns and the professionals at PSB Boisjoli. The technical training provides the solid foundation needed for our futures, both academically and for work. Over the course of the summer, we have recognized and greatly appreciated the availability and dedication of all the trainers who take the time to make sure interns completely understand the subject matter and make us feel included in the team atmosphere, this is a testament to the culture and environment at PSB Boisjoli. Not only has the training been important for our technical skills and knowledge but it also allows for us to gain a greater appreciation for what the professional world has to offer. These trainings demonstrate the care that PSB Boisjoli takes towards its summer internship program because it allows us to build upon our existing knowledge and properly prepare us for the future.

Matthew Sananes

Schensly Florestal

HEC Montréal

Schensly Florestal

HEC Montréal

Activités PSB

During the summer internship, several activities were organized to facilitate our integration into the team which allowed us to learn more about the culture of PSBB.

The 5 @ 7 held duringour first week was a great opportunity to get to know the members of the audit department as well as an ice breaker with the other interns. Together with our performance coaches and our "buddies", we were treated to a "team building" activity organized by the TBMOQ team. Amidst the rounds of golf, the outings at the restaurant and the famous “Fun Day”,, we were able to create wonderful memories and forge links with our colleagues.

Still in a pandemic period and in a largely virtual work environment, these different activities were just what was needed to maintain good cohesion within the team. PSBB also offered the interns better insight into the career of Managers and Partners alike. We were able to benefit from their experiences in an informal context. This opportunity would not have occurred without the "coffee with a manager" and the "shadowing a partner".

I will hold on to these fond memories and hard-core laughter from my internship - all thanks to these different activities.

Schensly Florestal

Jordan Ohana

HEC Montréal

Jordan Ohana

HEC Montréal

PSB Boisjoli General Activities

Over the course of this internship, we had the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities. At “15-minute Thursdays,” we got to meet the entire auditing team. “Department Talks” provided the chance to discover even more about what each partner’s job in the various departments entailed, as well as giving us a better idea of what our work might look like within a few years. At “Morning Coffee with a Partner,” I enjoyed a real conversation with a partner, where we discussed both personal and professional matters. Thanks to this activity, I was able to gain information on my academic path and career prospects with PSB Boisjoli. In a single, one-hour exchange, I learned so much. On Fridays, interns participated in virtual group activities. These activities allowed us to form friendships with our fellow interns. We had some good laughs and a bunch of great times. One of the activities included an “e-Mazing Race,” a virtual version of the “Amazing Race,” created using Google maps. I loved this activity since I have a passion for travelling and discovering new cultures.

Favourite Activity

The virtual “4 à 5” cocktail hour at the beginning of the summer was my favourite. I had the chance to meet partners from every department. It was really fun, and I loved the positive atmosphere. All the partners introduced themselves, so we had the opportunity to get to know them at both a professional and personal level!

Elena Vacari
“We had some good laughs and a bunch of great times.”
“We had some good laughs and a bunch of great times.”

Mariam Syssoeva

ESG-UQAM

Mariam Syssoeva

ESG-UQAM

Tips and Advice for Getting Hired

My summer internship with PSB Boisjoli gave me the opportunity to perfect some of my knowledge and skills when it comes to the employment process The employment process can be incredibly stressful and intimidating for students. The best way to get hired for an internship is to come well prepared before you meet the people in charge. Here are three tips that I think were important in landing my internship with PSB Boisjoli:

  1. Do your research. Visit the company website and all its social media pages. In addition to presenting their services, here the firm will introduce their employees, the organizations they support, and the core values that are most important to them. This research entails an important step you need to take before you speak to the company leaders.
  2. Make yourself stand out during your conversation with the company leaders. What people say during the recruitment process is often repetitive. When you mention something you read or ask a question about it, you are broadening the conversation and setting yourself apart, while also showing that you came prepared.
  3. Wear an appropriate outfit – To make a good impression, make sure you choose clothing that looks professional, even if your meeting is online. This means you should avoid jeans and t. shirts. Put on your best suit or favourite dress. If you are not sure what to wear or need more inspiration, do a Google search with keywords like, “Professional attire interview.”

And there you go, now you’re ready to get hired!

Favourite Activity

My favourite activity was the summer intern projects. We had the opportunity to plan an activity from start to finish, with the help of Julie (Marketing department) and Nathalie (HR department). What I loved the most about this project is we had the chance to be creative as we took on the challenge of finding something that included the remote staff during this extra special year. I think that as interns, this also helped us to bond and get to know each other better, even if we were distanced. It was a bit like a teambuilding activity, but over the long term. I am very proud of the idea we chose!

Elena Vacari
“The best way to get hired for an internship is to come well prepared before you meet the people in charge.”
“The best way to get hired for an internship is to come well prepared before you meet the people in charge.”

Elena Vacari

HEC Montréal

Elena Vacari

HEC Montréal

Welcome and Training Week

At our first day, we enjoyed such a lovely welcome. We participated in an introductory activity and a virtual lunch with our buddy, complete with a complimentary meal. Over the course of a full week of training, we prepared for our rotation by learning about the different tools and software the firm uses. Experienced professionals trained and guided us from the beginning and remained available throughout our entire internship. It was very educational, and we learned so much. All the employees were so welcoming and ready to answer our questions at any time. Despite the pandemic, we attended a virtual “4 à 5” cocktail hour to mark the beginning of our internship, bringing together the interns, recruitment committee and our buddies. PSB Boisjoli offered us each a cocktail set, delivered in a case. It was both unexpected and truly kind. I really appreciated these extra creative touches. We also had a meeting that matched a firm partner with old summer students, which was great for helping us to better understand our roles and responsibilities.

My Favourite Activity

I loved the many team building activities we participated in on Fridays throughout the summer. We played games as a team or individually via the software Teams. It was really fun! The most memorable activity was the “e-Mazing Race.” We were divided into two teams (chosen randomly) and had to answer questions about popular and famous places around the world like the Rome Coliseum and Great Wall of China. The goal was to accumulate as many points as possible in the least amount of time.

Elena Vacari
“Experienced professionals trained and guided us from the beginning and remained available throughout our entire internship.”
“Experienced professionals trained and guided us from the beginning and remained available throughout our entire internship.”

Jeremy Garceau

Concordia University

Jeremy Garceau

Concordia University

Firm Culture

At the beginning of the internship, I really liked the online integration, but I wanted the experience of working directly in the office. As soon as I arrived, I was welcomed into a safe and pleasant environment. Right away, I could see that the firm had taken measures for COVID-19; the offices respected social distancing guidelines; hand sanitizer was available to everyone, and we all had the option to telecommute. Anybody I passed who I had not yet met took the time to introduce themselves, which created a personal and familial touch. From new arrivals to partners, everyone adhered to an “open door policy” which is conducive to learning new skills and helping you feel valued. PSB Boisjoli is free from any sort of hierarchical barriers, making it the ideal place to learn and thrive. I was pleasantly surprised to see how much my work colleagues were ready to help and encourage my learning. Even in the midst of a pandemic, I was able to enjoy PSB Boisjoli’s culture and environment. Centered around enthusiasm and talent, this workplace is a tribute to the firm’s strong culture.

Favourite Activity

During the third week of my internship, I had the wonderful opportunity of shadowing and observing Steven Moses, a tax partner who has been part of the firm since the mid 1980’s. I gained a better understanding of a partner’s responsibilities, how a tax department runs, as well as how busy Steven is! In just one day, I learned how to manage clients and workloads, in addition to a variety of different tax related concepts. I will always be grateful for this opportunity which is a testament to the strength of the PSB Boisjoli mentorship program.

Elena Vacari
“Even in the midst of a pandemic, I was able to enjoy PSB Boisjoli’s culture and environment. Centered around enthusiasm and talent, this workplace is a tribute to the firm’s strong culture.”
“Even in the midst of a pandemic, I was able to enjoy PSB Boisjoli’s culture and environment. Centered around enthusiasm and talent, this workplace is a tribute to the firm’s strong culture.”

Khalël Fung

McGill University

Khalël Fung

McGill University

Virtual Program

The ability to telecommute throughout this internship made for an extraordinary experience. We participated in virtual meetings and distanced training through shared screens, our main learning tools. While these tools sometimes presented a few challenges, they still helped to advance our education. Every two weeks, we were immersed in a new department and a team member welcomed us and matched us with a resource person who oversaw assigning our tasks and answering our questions. I had the opportunity to collaborate and interact with a number of people from different departments, allowing me to expand my vision and understanding of accounting. Furthermore, former interns met with their work colleagues and participated in in-person activities to get to know each other and form connections. This year’s summer internship did require the HR department to find new ways to make sure that interns felt comfortable and like they belonged to the firm. On Fridays, we took part in virtual team-building activities where we alternated between individual and group pursuits. One example was the “e-Mazing race” (the Amazing Race online) where interns were divided into two teams and needed to answer questions about the history and geography of various countries. This activity entailed both a time limit and an elaborate scoring system. To finish the race, teamwork and communication were key. These activities gave us the chance to get to know each other and form connections.

Favourite Activity

“15-minute Thursdays” was one of the many activities I looked forward to all week. For me, it was the opportunity to meet new people and ask them for advice. These people understood my path and what lay ahead academically and professionally, thereby helping me to prepare. Firm members were also always kind and accessible, which made these meetings very enjoyable.

Elena Vacari
“I had the opportunity to collaborate and interact with a number of people from different departments, allowing me to expand my vision and understanding of accounting.”
“I had the opportunity to collaborate and interact with a number of people from different departments, allowing me to expand my vision and understanding of accounting.”
David Essiambre
ESG UQÀM
A music lover and a talented guitarist, David also harbors a strong affinity for accounting. Always sharply dressed, this pleasure-seeker is also known for his sharp sense of humour and talents in the kitchen. Incidentally, he would have also liked to have been a chef and run his own restaurant. He expects to obtain a bachelor’s degree in accounting from ESG-UQAM by December 2019. If the sound of
an out of tune guitar really makes him cringe, what really excites him is climbing. And yet he’s afraid of heights!
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A music lover and a talented guitarist, David also harbors a strong affinity for accounting. Always sharply
dressed, this pleasure-seeker is also known for his sharp sense of humour and talents in the kitchen.
Incidentally, he would have also liked to have been a chef and run his own restaurant. He expects to
obtain a bachelor’s degree in accounting from ESG-UQAM by December 2019. If the sound of an out of
tune guitar really makes him cringe, what really excites him is climbing. And yet he’s afraid of heights!
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Testimonial

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"During my summer internship with PSB Boisjoli, I received excellent mentoring, from both partners and colleagues.

I had the chance to work on company files in various sectors that I’m passionate about. I also found it to be a warm and welcoming working environment that encourages taking initiative and being proactive. I especially liked the performance coach concept; I learned a lot from them, especially when it comes to being professional and how the firm operates. My favourite activity was undoubtedly shadowing."

Another career I would have liked to practice
I would have liked to be a chef and own my own restaurant.
What makes you cringe
An out of tune guitar.
What did you like best about your internship
Meeting new people in each division who have different experiences and knowledge.
I can’t stand
Heights, but I love climbing…
Maxime Leblanc
HEC Montréal
Maxime really likes psychology (so much so that he’s got the symbol for it tattooed on his wrist), but his interest in numbers convinced him that a career as an accountant was the right one for him! Friendly, always smiling and an excellent team player, this straightforward and easy-going guy also likes to solve complex problems. He expects to obtain his bachelor’s degree in accounting from HEC
Montréal by fall 2020. He likes things to be constantly evolving and improving in order to adapt to new situations and show how versatile he is. And what about technology? He loves it. One could even say he is a bit of a geek. His passion? Numbers, numbers and more numbers.
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Maxime really likes psychology (so much so that he’s got the symbol for it tattooed on his wrist),
but his interest in numbers convinced him that a career as an accountant was the right one for him! Friendly,
always smiling and an excellent team player, this straightforward and easy-going guy also likes to solve
complex problems. He expects to obtain his bachelor’s degree in accounting from HEC Montréal by fall
2020. He likes things to be constantly evolving and improving in order to adapt to new situations and
show how versatile he is. And what about technology? He loves it. One could even say he is a bit of a
geek. His passion? Numbers, numbers and more numbers.
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Testimonial

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"I would sum up my experience as a summer intern at PSB Boisjoli in three words: support, colleagues and opportunities.

We received continued support from the professionals at PSB Boisjoli, who have a real interest in our success. The main reason I accepted the offer to work there as a summer intern was because of its employees. I immediately felt it was the perfect match. It has given me a much clearer idea of the career opportunities that are open to me. I really liked exploring the company’s different divisions to find out what people’s everyday jobs entail. I even had the opportunity to follow a Canadian tax partner as part of my shadowing day!"

A word to describe PSBB:
Opportunity
What struck you most about PSBB
The way people work together. They show us the work step-by-step and most importantly why we are doing it. We aren’t left to our own devices!
One thing you’ll remember
The friendships made with the other summer interns. Working alongside them almost every day for eleven weeks is something you can’t forget!
Another career I would have liked to practice
I would have liked to have been a psychiatrist if I had to start over again at Cegep, which means going through natural sciences route. I’ve always found the idea of trying to demystify and understand the human brain to be fascinating. But, at the end of the day, I am still more comfortable with numbers!
Deborah Leibu
ESG UQÀM
Being very ambitious, Deborah initially intended to study in the health field. But fate, as is so often the case, led her into accounting. She was then free to pursue her keen interest in numbers. So much so, that this committed woman now expects to obtain her bachelor’s degree in accounting from ESG-UQAM in December 2019, to then start her DESS. As the eldest of three sisters, Deborah has a strong
maternal side. She is very sporty and loves basketball. It’s a good thing, though because she loves Nutella just as much!
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Being very ambitious, Deborah initially intended to study in the health field. But fate, as is so often
the case, led her into accounting. She was then free to pursue her keen interest in numbers. So much
so, that this committed woman now expects to obtain her bachelor’s degree in accounting from ESG-UQAM
in December 2019, to then start her DESS. As the eldest of three sisters, Deborah has a strong maternal
side. She is very sporty and loves basketball. It’s a good thing, though because she loves Nutella
just as much!
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Testimonial

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"My time at PSB Boisjoli was an unforgettable experience.

I was lucky enough to be assigned to a team that took an active part in helping us succeed in both our professional and personal development. I had the opportunity to learn from and work with professionals who guided me along the way. The rotational program and activities, which were well organised, allowed me to meet members of diverse teams in a professional and relaxed atmosphere. There is a unique and special team spirit at PSB Boisjoli. I genuinely loved my experience this summer and I highly recommend PSB Boisjoli!"

What did you like best about your internship
I really liked putting the theory I learned in school into practice, the rotational program, and shadowing a partner.
One thing you’ll remember
I’ll remember my efforts to try and sell tickets to throw pies at the partners, as part of a fundraising campaign.
A word to describe PSBB
There are so many things I could say, but in short I would say that PSB Boisjoli is a great firm!
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Uhh, is that Nutella I see over there…?
Naomi Rotaple
HEC Montréal
Although at first Naomi might seem shy and quiet, it doesn’t mean she isn’t an excellent team player who is fully committed to the projects she is involved in. She wondered for some time about which career to go into, but it was her passion for mathematics that naturally led her into accounting. A student at HEC Montréal, Naomi expects to obtain her bachelor’s degree in accounting by December
2019. Others describe her as both thorough and versatile. Although she doesn’t like spiders, fish or olives, she does have a love for… hand sanitizers!
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Although at first Naomi might seem shy and quiet, it doesn’t mean she isn’t an excellent team player
who is fully committed to the projects she is involved in. She wondered for some time about which career
to go into, but it was her passion for mathematics that naturally led her into accounting. A student
at HEC Montréal, Naomi expects to obtain her bachelor’s degree in accounting by December 2019. Others
describe her as both thorough and versatile. Although she doesn’t like spiders, fish or olives, she
does have a love for… hand sanitizers!
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Testimonial

"My experience as a summer intern at PSB Boisjoli was very rewarding on various levels.

Firstly, because of the weekly rotation, I had the opportunity to learn about the firm’s different divisions. I loved the activities they put on especially for interns, which was a fun way for me to develop the ability to be a team player. I felt supported and assisted throughout my first experience with a client. All the employees were welcoming, available and helpful. Overall, I learned a great deal and loved this internship experience, which went above and beyond my expectations."

What you liked best about your internship
Being able to learn so much in such a short amount of time.
I can’t stand
spiders,
fish
and olives.
An item that most reflects me
Purell
What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
Call my mother and scream
Salima Rakkay
Concordia University
Before entering the field of accounting, Salima studied psychology for a few years. A big-hearted and sociable person, she has a passion for travel, enjoying good food with friends… and forensic accounting. Her aptitude for mathematics and talent for investigation made this a natural field for her, which she has really enjoyed learning about with great enthusiasm. Having a work/life balance is a
priority for her, as is travelling the world and continuing to make those dear to her happy. She expects to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Concordia University by May 2020. What’s her next travel destination? Asia, where there are without a doubt incredible new adventures awaiting her!
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Before entering the field of accounting, Salima studied psychology for a few years. A big-hearted and
sociable person, she has a passion for travel, enjoying good food with friends… and forensic accounting.
Her aptitude for mathematics and talent for investigation made this a natural field for her, which she
has really enjoyed learning about with great enthusiasm. Having a work/life balance is a priority for
her, as is travelling the world and continuing to make those dear to her happy. She expects to graduate
with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Concordia University by May 2020. What’s her next travel
destination? Asia, where there are without a doubt incredible new adventures awaiting her!
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"My internship at PSB Boisjoli was incredibly rewarding.

When I started, I didn’t have any practical experience in accounting, and ten weeks later, that has all changed. The knowledge I acquired went beyond my expectations and has given me confidence in my abilities. Going into work every day was always a pleasure. My internship gave me the chance to gain some initial experience of accounting, to get a taste of what the profession is like and gradually get used to it. My colleagues, who were always on hand to help me and answer my questions, helped to make my summer internship a wonderful experience."

What makes you cringe
The sound of a fork on an empty plate.
One thing you’ll remember
My very first experience with Caseware and how I didn’t understand a thing!
A word to describe PSBB
The best!
What makes you laugh instantly
Remembering my Facebook statuses from when I was a teenager.

SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

When we say “professional development” and “career path,” we mean it. We truly believe in providing diligent, attentive and effective professional support for our employees.

Specialities

  • Audit
  • Tax
  • Reviews
  • US Tax
  • Compilations
  • Write-ups
  • Inventory counts
  • Business Advisory Services

COMMON FINAL EXAMINATION PROGRAM

  • Mentors
  • CFE Simulations
  • Marked Papers
  • Preparatory Courses
  • Continuous Feedback
  • Financial Support

TRAINING & COACHING

  • Friday Summer Sessions
  • Departmental Presentations
  • Partner Talks
  • External Seminars
  • On the Field
  • One on Ones
PSBB THE PLACE TO BE!

WHERE LEADERS ARE CREATED AND RESULTS ARE ACHIEVED.

We are thrilled to announce that for the fourth consecutive year our firm has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers as well as Canada’s Top 100 (SME) of 2022.

About us

Our firm

First and foremost, PSB Boisjoli is a tight-knit team of more than 200 professionals and 24 partners. Our biggest asset is our employees, who are dynamic, talented and ambitious individuals. At our firm, we believe that everyone is provided the opportunity to define their role, their voice, their inspiration and their growth potential, all while placing high importance on their personal values. Free from traditional hierarchical boundaries, our team members keep things simple when it comes to relationships and effective communication. Quality of life is our priority, both in and outside of the office.

Recruitment Team

Ouriel Soudry
Partner

Kristina Ashqar
Partner

Frank Maselli
Partner

David Savage
Partner

Lorie Palmer
Tax Partner

Liza Azouaou​
Human Resources Coordinator

Cassandra D'Ambrosio​, CPA Auditor, CA
Audit and Project Manager

Ouriel Soudry
Partner

Kristina Ashqar
Partner

Frank Maselli
Partner

David Savage
Partner

Lorie Palmer
Tax Partner

Liza Azouaou​
Human Resources Coordinator

Cassandra D'Ambrosio​, CPA Auditor, CA
Audit and Project Manager

Our DNA, our culture

Teamwork is one of our core values. We work in close partnership to make the most of our team members’ skills, knowledge and talents. We’re stronger together. To ensure that we can thrive individually and as a group, we offer:

  • Unparalleled benefits
  • Ongoing professional development
  • A team that keeps things simple in their relationships and communication
  • Stimulating activities
  • The opportunity to pursue a career at the height of your ambitions
  • Attentive partners who are always ready to listen
  • An exceptional work environment

At PSB Boisjoli, we work together in an environment of respect, putting people first and making the most of our skills as individuals and as a group.

Over the course of this internship, we had the opportunity to attend several ‘department talks’ which allowed us to learn how each department contributes to PSBB’s success. The meetings consisted of partners giving an introductory presentation on what the day-to-day looks like in their departments. This allowed me to know what to expect when it was time for me to participate in the different departments throughout the course of my rotational program. It gave me a sense of what my responsibilities would be and was a great base in understanding how every department.

It truly impressed me that PSBB’s partners took the time out of their busy schedules to have a conversation with us interns and give us career advice. I am proud to say that my summer internship has not only allowed me to learn so much about the accounting discipline, but has also allowed me to realize how much emphasis is placed on team work and support at PSB Boisjoli.

Alisa Viselli (Concordia)

I have had the distinct pleasure of spending my entire professional accounting career at PSB Boisjoli, working my way from Junior Accountant to Managing Partner. PSB Boisjoli is a motivating environment that provides countless opportunities for professional development and career growth. It’s a rewarding and dynamic environment where there are daily challenges and where, every day, I am truly happy to come to work.

Marc Elman, Managing Partner

Join our team today!

Apply for an internship

Please include your presentation letter, your CV and your transcript.

Apply to this email: campus@psbboisjoli.ca

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