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2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Accounting & Financial Services

About the Program

This eight-month graduate certificate program was developed to align with the Chartered Professional Accountants' (CPA) Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance program. This program is for you if you previously have completed a two- or three-year accounting diploma or an accounting degree and are pursuing a career in accounting.   

The program will equip you with the job-ready skills employers across the country value within the accounting and finance functions of their businesses. The program will enhance your technical skills like financial and management accounting, taxation, Information system and assurance, and help you develop your professional competencies.

Part-time option is available >

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options within:

  • Account and payroll
  • Audit and assurance support
  • General accounting reconciliation
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Presentation and analysis
  • Cost Budgeting
  • Budgeting

Related Careers


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Ethics
  • Communication
  • Problem-solving

Professional Certification

Upon completion and assuming you have achieved necessary grade requirements, you will have completed all of the technical and applied courses required for CPA Canada's Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) program. For more information .

Courses within the School of Accounting and Financial Services remain current for 10 years according to CPA policy. Any credits completed more than 10 years prior to an application for transfer credit or equivalency will not be considered.

More information is available on the Life of a Credit web page.