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Campus
Duration
1 Semester (4 Months)
Credential Awarded
Seneca College Certificate
School
Accounting & Financial Services

About the Program

CPA Accredited
This four-month certificate program is developed for accounting degree graduates pursuing a professional accounting designation and will allow you to complete the core and elective modules of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP) in four months of rigorous, concentrated study. The program will prepare you to enter with advanced standing into the CPA PEP Capstone 1 and 2 modules. You will acquire advanced knowledge and competencies in accounting, taxation, assurance, performance management and finance.

Additionally, this program will significantly increase your knowledge and understanding of the accounting field.

The Professional Accountancy program when combined with the accounting stream of courses in the Bachelor of Commerce International Accounting and Finance (IAF) or equivalent has received accreditation by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario). CPA accreditation allows successful graduates of the ACY program to complete the core and elective modules of the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) in four months of rigorous, concentrated study and enter with advanced standing into the CPA PEP Capstone 1 and 2 modules. The program's curriculum will significantly increase knowledge and understanding of the field of accounting ensuring that graduates are well prepared for the CPA PEP Capstone courses and, ultimately to write the National Common Final Examination (CFE).

Seneca's Professional Accountancy program combined with the prerequisites to admission (normally a Commerce degree equivalent to Seneca's IAF Commerce degree) is accredited under the CPA National Recognition and Accreditation Standards for Post-Secondary Institutions.
Seneca's Professional Accountancy program combined with the prerequisites to admission (normally a Commerce degree equivalent to Seneca's IAF Commerce degree) is accredited under the CPA National Recognition and Accreditation Standards for postsecondary institutions.

Please Note: This program is not eligible for OSAP.

Your Career

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

  • Tax Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Controller

Related Careers

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Critical thinking
  • Analytical skills

Pathways to the CPA Designation

As a graduate of Seneca’s IAF program, or an equivalent 120 credit-hour Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in accounting that meets CPA's subject requirements for admission to PEP, you will have the opportunity to pursue the CPA designation by combining your degree with the Professional Accountancy graduate program. This 15-week program will directly take you to the Capstone 1 module, with exemptions from Core 1, Core 2 and the elective modules of the CPA PEP. Specific grade requirements apply. Learn more about CPA designation and its educational requirements.

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