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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.

Seneca’s School of Accounting & Financial Services’ Professional Accountancy (ACY) program, recently received national accreditation from CPA. Seneca is the only college in Canada with accounting programming that has received national accreditation.

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

Programs

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. Learn more

Programs and Industry Certification paths available

Financial Services Management (FSM)

  • Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI) LMI – Level One certificate courses
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) FPSC Level 1 Examination in Financial Planning eligibility
  • LLQP- Harmonized Life License Qualification Program
  • Canadian Securities Institute Personal Financial Planner (PFP) – 2 credits covered + Certificate in Financial Services Advice (CFSA) eligibility
  • Canadian Securities Course – coverage of CSC exams 1 and 2

International Accounting and Finance (IAF)

  • Chartered Professional Accountants’ (CPA) – all preparatory courses

Financial Planning (FIP)

  • CIFP CFP® Certification Program
  • Canadian Securities Course – coverage of CSC exams 1 and 2
  • LLQP – Harmonized Life License Qualification Program

Financial Services Compliance Administration (FCA)

  • Canadian Securities Course – coverage of CSC exams 1 and 2
  • Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) – preparation to write accreditation exam
  • Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialist (ACFCS) – preparation to write accreditation exam

Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting (FEA)

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE) – preparation to write accreditation examination 
  • Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) – preparation to write accreditation exam
  • Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialist (ACFCS) – preparation to write accreditation exam

Professional Accounting Practice (PRA)

  • Chartered Professional Accountants’ (CPA) – all preparatory courses

Accounting Techniques Program (ACT)

  • Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) – 4 of 9 required courses

Professional Accountancy (ACY)

  • Core and Elective modules of the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP)