About JMAS

What is JMAS?
The John Molson Accounting Society (JMAS) is a student run association operating as a subsidiary of the Commerce and Administration Students’ Association (CASA) of the John Molson School of Business (JMSB). As one of the oldest associations in JMSB, we have the honor to represent the largest major specific student base; the accounting student body. We strive to enhance the university experience of accounting students by providing opportunities to bridge the gap between the L’Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agreés du Québec (OCPAQ), accounting professionals, faculty members and their peers.

Who are we?

The 2016 team is composed of 15 regular, and yet special, undergraduate JMSB students. Even while taking a full course load, doing internships through co-op, working part time, participating in case competitions, and managing somewhat of a social life, we work arduously to bring added value to our peers. The team was formed by our two co-Presidents, with the goal in mind to shine a bright light on our school and it’s students. As an organization, we strive for three things; competence, excellence and character. Our team is composed of students who are on the precipice of graduation, others who are about to begin their second year, and some in between. However, we all have one thing in mind, and it is to make the most out of our mandates.

What do we do?

Our main priority is to bring as many opportunities as possible to our student body. We do so by organizing academic, social and professional events. Our annual recruitment cocktail is the highlight of the year, with over 500 students and company representatives networking together. As a result, our students have been recognized as the talented professionals they are. Furthermore, we represent Concordia University at many external accounting conferences. We also represent the accountancy student body on the Board of Directors of the CASA. Throughout our mandate, we will strive to organize the best academic and social events possible to enhance the university experience of all students at JMSB.

Mission

We strive to enhance the university experience of accounting students by providing opportunities to bridge the gap between the OCPAQ, accounting professionals, faculty members and their peers.

Objectives

  • Represent the undergraduate accounting student body
  • Organize the annual CPA recruitment process
  • Provide information on the accounting profession and the CPA designation
  • Provide networking and professional development opportunities
  • Build sustainable relationships with our partners in the business community
  • Promote extracurricular activities and involvement on campus

Presidents’ Message

First and foremost, we would like to thank you for your interest in our organization. The John Molson Accounting Society’s mission is to enrich Accounting student’s university experience here at the John Molson School of Business. We attempt to compliment our University’s curriculum by (providing) a large array of extracurricular activities ranging from academic seminars to networking cocktails and speaker series.  All of our actions are guided by the desire to provide our peers with tools that will permit them to excel in the academic and professional careers.

In the past we have been awarded the “Best Association of the Year” from the Commerce and Administration Student’s Association (CASA) and recently the “Association of the Year” award from the CPA Order of Quebec. We intend to honor these awards and continue tending to the development of the accounting student population at JMSB.

In the coming years we hope to further educate new coming students to the available resources and opportunities at JMSB. We also hope to develop bold and new initiatives to integrate external stakeholders within our operations, from the OQCPA, to Les Jeunes CPA and other Concordia associations, without forgetting industry members and post graduate educational programs.

To another amazing year.

Signed,

Mazri Hafiz & Stephanie Di Bacco