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2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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 (ACAF). The ACAF certificate is for you, if you are aspiring a career in accounting and finance, at an intermediate level, but not as qualified CPAs. You are encouraged to compare both the ACAF certificate and the CPA designation to determine which best suits your career goals.

More information: Earn the ACAF

The Advanced Accounting and Finance (AAF) program will provide you with six technical courses and six applied courses, to complement your existing accounting knowledge (see entry requirements). Upon successful completion, meeting minimum grade requirements set out by CPA Canada, you can apply to write the ACAF exam. This program is for you if you previously have completed a two- or three-year accounting diploma or an accounting degree.

Per CPA Ontario’s accreditation of this program, a passing grade in each course is C (60%) and the minimum term and program grade point average to progress and graduate from this program is C (60%).

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 click here.

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.