Accounting In Reality Conference (A.I.R)


Monday, February 28th, 2022

This event kicks off Accounting in Reality (AIR), RCAS’s two day flagship Conference, and marks the inaugural year of AIR being a tri-campus event. For the first time, students from across all three University of Toronto campuses are invited to participate in and learn from the events that occur throughout the week. At the kickoff event, students will have the opportunity to hear from the case partner’s representatives and classify general case related questions in a friendly networking environment. The kickoff event includes case writing and Data Analytics workshops that aim to educate students, and help develop the technical skills required for effective case analysis and presentation.


Saturday, March 5th 2022

The final day of Accounting in Reality revolves around the case presentation. The day will begin with the preliminary rounds of case presentations during the morning. Following lunch with firm representatives, the afternoon will consist of workshops facilitated by our sponsoring accounting firms, a round of finalists’ presentations, and the announcement for the winner of Accounting Symposium 2020! The conference concludes with a networking session where students will be able to network with representatives from various firms, as well as an after social. This day will provide students with the opportunity to showcase the technical soft skills they developed throughout the week to firm representatives, while expanding their professional networks.



A workshop will be offered mid-week before the symposium, where students will be able to hear from a CPA Ontario representative and learn case presentation etiquette. This workshop will be an opportunity for students to voice their presentation concerns and gain insightful and practical advice provided by CPA Ontario. Areas such as public speaking, body language, creativity of presentation, answering Q&A, and the importance of timing will be highlighted throughout the session. Students are welcomed to leverage this opportunity to optimize their experience at the AIR Conference.