Find your perfect fit with a
graduate leadership program.

Approved Training Program

Bell’s Approved Training Program supports the practical experience requirements of obtaining your Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA)* designations. In addition to your required practical training, our leadership development program fast tracks the application of your training to real-life business issues.

Greater Toronto Area (3-year program)

Choose 1 of 2 options:

    • Year 1: Internal audit and risk advisory
    • Year 2: Business finance OR controllers group
    • Year 3: Internal audit and risk advisory

- Or -

  • Year 1: Internal audit and risk advisory
  • Year 2: Business finance
  • Year 3: Controller’s group

*subject to certain conditions as outlined by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario)

Grads receive full support during the exam process including:

  • Full reimbursement of professional preparation programs and exam fees
  • Study leave
  • Mentorship program

We recruit for this program in early September, for a start date in September of the following year.

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“We receive great support from the CATO Program in terms of studying for the CKE, SOA and UFE exams. We have the opportunity to attend all exam prep classes with one of the Big 4 accounting firms, and a Bell internal team of CAs that mentor us through this process and provide insightful tips to help us study. At the same time, working for the Internal Audit group during my first rotation has also allowed me to apply my knowledge and learn a lot about the business. The learning curve was steep but I think Bell is definitely an exciting place to work and I am fortunate to be part of a company that has undertaken so many amazing changes.”

Judy Cheng, Ivey


  • Completion of the profession’s pre-requisite course requirements before the program start date
  • Highly developed analytical, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to articulate the ‘business story’
  • Enthusiasm in managing change, taking risks, thinking ‘outside the box’ and showing leadership in how you approach your everyday responsibilities
  • Strong balance of high academic achievement and extra-curricular involvement
  • Positive attitude and a passion for communications