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Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting

Posted By Crisdelis Rodriguez On November 18, 2015 @ 3:21 pm

An accelerated program to prepare you for the next stage of your career.

 

Planning to pursue your CPA designation? Our new accelerated Advanced Professional Accounting program gives you the opportunity to continue your accounting training while simultaneously sharpening your leadership skills. After all, excelling in an accounting position requires much more than just technical knowledge. Many top employers believe that emotional intelligence, critical thinking, communication, and business acumen are equally important skills to have. Accounting professionals who master these key competencies routinely receive the best job offers and promotions throughout their careers.

Achieve more in less time

The Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting equips you with the valuable skills you need to further your career in accounting or finance. Best of all? You can complete the entire program in just eight months full-time.

Under the guidance of industry experts, you will learn advanced accounting fundamentals, in addition to business acumen, problem solving, presentation skills, and much more. The program culminates with a unique final capstone course where you will apply your knowledge to real-world challenges.

Preparing for your CPA designation

Completing the Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting provides you with specialized knowledge and the leadership skills expected by top Canadian employers. You will be prepared for a range of positions, including supervisory or managerial roles in finance and accounting (depending on your background).

You will also meet the entry requirements for the graduate-level CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) to complete the globally recognized CPA designation.

Students please note: it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the requirements of the external designation.

For a full list of our accounting courses and their respective CPA preparatory course equivalencies, please click here. [1]

“For someone already working in the field, pursuing an accounting certificate may be an ideal way to demonstrate a personal desire to contribute more to the organization or aspire to a more senior position. An accounting certificate from a respected institution, combined with relevant practical experience on your CV are important considerations in the job selection process.”

Nadine Petsche – Director, Accounting Policy and Financial Reporting, Office of the Provincial Controller Division, Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat

Read more about Nadine Petsche and why she recommends pursuing continuing education as a way to further develop accounting skills. [2]

 

Who should take this program?

  • Graduates of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting [3] or those who have already completed or received exemption from the CPA preparatory courses [1]: Introductory Financial Accounting, Introductory Management Accounting, Economics, and Statistics.
  • Preparing for more senior or managerial roles
  • Pursuing the CPA designation

Please note it is the student’s responsibility to ensure they meet the requirements of the external designation.

Domestic Students [4]

Canadian Students

This unique post-degree program provides the educational experience that upper-year undergraduate students enjoy with an exposure to a multi-cultural environment that only York University can provide. Graduates of this program will be uniquely positioned to thrive in Toronto’s diverse workplaces — a critical asset for global companies.

Develop a rich professional network that includes global and local peers and instructors with significant industry experience. As a pioneer in professional education, York has the expertise to offer you a vibrant, meaningful post-degree experience. You’ll graduate work-ready and promotable in Canada’s largest labour market.

Courses are offered online and at our vibrant Keele campus conveniently located near several 400-series highways and accessible by the TTC, GO, York Region, Brampton, and Viva transit systems. Please view our interactive map [5] for more information on the campus including parking and amenities.

International Students [6]

International Students

York University’s Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting is absolutely unique in Canada. This program provides the educational experience that Canadian upper-year undergraduate students enjoy with the academic language supports needed for success. As a leader in academic English education, York has the expertise to offer you a vibrant, meaningful post-degree experience.

Unlike other Canadian Accounting certificates that only offer classes in the evening and on weekends, York offers a full-time schedule. Despite the accelerated format of the full-time program, the course scheduling provides opportunities for students to study and work outside  the class schedule.

Graduates of this program will be uniquely positioned to thrive in vibrant multi-cultural workplaces. Develop a rich professional network of local students, international peers, and Canadian instructors with significant industry experience. You’ll graduate work-ready and promotable.

Courses are offered at our vibrant Toronto campus. While everything students require can be found on our safe and welcoming campus, convenient transit and highway access helps you enjoy all that the Toronto, Canada, area has to offer.

Career Qualifications [7]

Graduates of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting are prepared for a wealth of different career options within the industry. Please see below for the anticipated educational, certificate, and work experience requirements for each position type.

Advisory Council [8]

Accounting Advisory Council

Senior executives from many of Toronto’s leading organizations help us to ensure our graduates have the skills and knowledge that employers value most.

  • Allister Byrne, Former President & CEO, Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV) retired
  • Gary Spraakman, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University
  • Edward Jonasson, CFO, Xagenic Inc.
  • Tom Kofman, CA, CPA Chairman, M Partners Inc.
  • Andrea Linhofer, Partner, Deloitte
  • Tara Lenaghan, MBA, FICB Head, Global Learning & Development Operations, KPMG International
  • Grant McEwan, SVP & CFO, Chubb Insurance
  • Nadine Petsche, Director, Accounting Policy and Financial Reporting, Ontario Ministry of Finance
  • Drew Stewart, Head, Capital Markets & Product Operations Accounting, BMO
  • Susan Wolcott, Thought Leader for CPA Canada, Accounting Educator

FAQs

How do I get my certificate and graduate? [9]

The School of Continuing Studies has a student record review process of students that have completed courses in the previous semester. Students who have successfully completed all the program requirements are eligible to graduate. Students are not required to formally apply to graduate.

Students will have their course grades reviewed by the Program Manager as they approach the end of the program. Students should expect to receive their Certificates in August/September by mail.

Library privileges [10]

Students enrolled in all of our Certificate programs have access to the York University Library. The School of Continuing Studies will provide you with the library application form.

How do I get the books and reading materials, and how much do they cost? [11]

It is wise to budget approximately $150 – $200 per course. All the books and reading materials will be available at the York University bookstore. You can also order your books online at http://bookstore.yorku.ca/ [12]

If you would like to visit the bookstore in person, store hours are as follows:

Monday & Tuesday 9am–7pm
Wednesday–Friday 9am–5pm

Open Saturday for the month of September.

CLOSED Saturday & Sunday.

What does it mean to be in a cohort? [13]

Students in a cohort travel together through the program, learn through shared experiences as a group, and complete courses in a designated sequence.

The cohort model provides an opportunity to network and build professional relationships that may extend beyond the program. Therefore, the courses cannot be taken at your own pace.

Where can I obtain information about my classroom? [14]

Two weeks before the start of the program, you will receive a letter via email containing all necessary program information including:

  • Program Schedule of Dates and Times
  • Classroom location
  • York University policies and procedures
  • Information on how to access the library at York University
  • School of Continuing Studies contact information

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[1] here.: http://continue.yorku.ca/certificates/accounting/courses-equivalencies/

[2] Read more about Nadine Petsche and why she recommends pursuing continuing education as a way to further develop accounting skills.: http://continue.yorku.ca/media-planet-accounting-certificates-nadine-petsche/

[3] Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting: http://continue.yorku.ca/certificates/certificate-in-accounting/

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[5] interactive map: http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/

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[12] http://bookstore.yorku.ca/: http://bookstore.yorku.ca/

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