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Advanced Accounting and Finance

Available: Winter, Fall

Program Description

Developed to align with the Chartered Professional Accountants' (CPA) Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance' program, the intensive format of the AAF program is specifically designed for individuals that have completed a two or three year accounting diploma or an accounting degree and are pursuing a career in accounting. AAF will provide 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 (financial and management accounting, taxation, IS, and assurance) while helping you develop professional competencies employers look for during their search for accounting and finance talent including ethics, communication and problem solving skills.

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2 Semesters (8 Months)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Your Career

In just two semesters, as an AAF graduate you will be prepared to write CPA Canada's National Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance certification exam. You will have a strong accounting foundation, the ability to communicate and problem solve and to use computerized accounting systems. Particular focus is on analysis and interpretation of financial information to make sound financial control and ethical decisions. Opportunities may exist for you in these key areas: account and payroll, audit and assurance support, general accounting reconciliation, financial statement preparation, presentation and analysis, and cost accounting and budgeting.

Professional Certification

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Assuming grade requirements are met, AAF graduates will have completed all of the Technical and Applied courses required for CPA Canada's Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) program.

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For Programs within the School of Accounting and Financial Services, the CPA policy of a ten-year course currency of education is applied as part of the Seneca Life of a Credit (academic policy), and credits completed more than 10 years prior to an application for transfer credit or equivalency will not be considered.

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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario university/college degree or college diploma in accounting or the equivalent. Applicants must meet prerequisite courses of CPA Canada's Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) program.  Applicants with credentials from outside of Canada must provide a World Education Services (WES) course by course evaluation.
  • English proficiency.

Program Costs

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Book & Supply Costs


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

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Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

416.491.5050 ext. 22840 [email protected]
416.491.5050 ext. 22364 [email protected]

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

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Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

Doug Stephenson 416.491.5050 ext. 22731 [email protected]
Treena Burns 416.491.5050 ext. 22793 [email protected]

Program Chair

Karen Murkar 416.491.5050 ext. 22337 [email protected]

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network