Seneca’s School of Accounting & Financial Services offers you more options to study accounting (full-time and part-time), more ways to pursue the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, more pathways to degrees and graduate certificates, and more recognition by accounting professional bodies than any other Ontario College. More than 2,200 full-time students and several hundred part-time students register in accounting and finance related programs at Seneca each term.

Practiced in many different fields from film and television, non-profit organizations, consumer products, education, information technology, among many others – accounting offers many career possibilities.

Industry recognized professional development courses and custom training for the financial services sector are also available. Visit Centre for Financial Services for more information.


Industry Certification Paths

Programs within the School of Accounting and Financial Services give you the opportunity to attain licensing and designation credits from industry relevant organizations.

Why become a CPA?

Open doors and enhance your prospects, a life-long career with unlimited potential. Why become a CPA?

Programs and Industry Certification paths available

Accounting and Payroll (APP)

  • Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certificate – 4 required credits
  • Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) – most required courses
  • CPA Certified Payroll Manager Certificate – 3 of 5 required courses ( for more information)

Business – Insurance (BIN)

  • Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation –  8 of 10 credits possible

Financial Services – Client Services (FSA)

  • Canadian Investment Funds Course – coverage of mutual funds licensing course
  • Mortgage Agent – educational requirements for licensing
  • Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) – earn 1st credit toward designation

Business Administration – Financial Planning (BAF)

  • Canadian Investment Funds Course – coverage of mutual funds licensing course
  • Canadian Securities Course – coverage of CSC exams 1 and 2
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) FPSC Level 1 Examination in Financial Planning eligibility