Erika Falcao credits Red River College for pointing her in the right direction.
Falcao, who is from Recife, Brazil, graduated from RRC’s Applied Accounting program in 2017. She works at Bokhaut Chartered Professional Accountants Inc., an accounting firm that specializes in working with physicians.
She was first made aware of Bokhaut through RRC’s annual Directions Conference, which connects business and applied arts students with industry professionals.
“I met a Bokhaut representative at the Directions Conference and then I sent them my resume. After a couple weeks I got an interview and a job, even before my graduation,” says Falcao.
“So when I finished the program, I had a job already. It was the first and only place I applied to, which was really great.”
Falcao started as a staff accountant at Bokhaut in June 2017, and in January 2019 was promoted to a manager position.
It makes sense that she was able to climb the ranks so quickly, given she worked as a financial analyst for a Brazilian construction company.
Back home, Falcao also earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, as well as a master’s in Business Administration, Financial Management, Auditing and Control from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.
“I didn’t find [Applied Accounting at RRC] that difficult,” Falcao says.
“I really liked the instructors — they were all very knowledgeable and I admired them a lot. It also helped already knowing the concepts of accounting. The program was helpful because even though I have a background in Brazil, I still needed a Canadian background to get the job.” Read More →