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Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting – Online

Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting – Online

Elevate your accounting expertise and maximize the long-term success of your accounting career

Next Enrolment

September 23rd, January 27th


$6,921 (Domestic)


Further your accounting knowledge in this completely online post-graduate certificate program. Gain the leadership skills to advance your career and prepare to earn a CPA designation.

What You Will Learn

In this part-time, 100% online Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting, you’ll prepare for success at every level of your career, from entry-level positions to senior managerial roles. This program will help you:

  • Develop advanced accounting fundamentals through experiential assignments and projects
  • Hone your cross-functional skills like critical thinking, business acumen, problem solving and communication
  • Practice key management and leadership techniques
  • Prepare for CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) courses to become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)

Program Benefits

  • Gain relevant and in-demand accounting knowledge with a curriculum co-designed and taught by senior industry executives
  • Complete the program in 18 months of online study
  • Network virtually with instructors and peers and complete the program at your own pace
  • Advance through the program with the same peer group and build professional relationships that extend beyond the program
  • Engage in experiential assignments and apply your knowledge towards real-world business challenges

Format: Part-Time, 100% online
Program Length: 1 year, 10 months (9 courses)
Program Delivery: Fully online coursework
Term Starts: Fall, Winter

Eligible Credentials

Career Potential

Professional Associations

The Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation is globally recognized and provides a wealth of opportunities to those who hold it. The mean average compensation of CPAs working in Canada is $151,000.

By completing the Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting, you are now ready for the graduate level CPA Professional Education Program (PEP).

With your York education and the CPA PEP, you can go on to write your CPA Common Final Exam and receive your designation.

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

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Get Hired for Jobs Like:
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Accounting Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Controller
Gain These Cross-Functional Skills:
  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Teamwork

Who Should Take This Program?

The Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting is ideal for:

  • Graduates of our Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting who want to continue their accounting training
  • Professionals in accounting or finance who are preparing for a more senior or managerial role
  • Accounting professionals planning to pursue their CPA designation
Admission Requirements
    • Official transcripts (International students: please provide original English translated copy of University degree and transcripts.)
    • Online application form
    • Proof of language proficiency (international students only)
    • Statement of Interest video
    • Resume
  • Minimum of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of a 60% average (C) or 3-year Canadian College Diploma with minimum ‘B’ or 70% average
  • Completed the Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting; OR
    Successful completion Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Economics and Statistics as part of your baccalaureate degree, the Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting, or received exemption from the CPA preparatory courses.

Delivery Format

Part-Time– Online (Asynchronous)

  • Course instruction and peer interactions are done online through our course management system, Moodle.
  • Course delivery is asynchronous, which means that while students have set deadlines to complete their work each week, they do not have any required “live” components
  • Students should expect to dedicate approximately 8-10 hours of effort per course, each week, for readings, discussions boards, practice opportunities, assignments, etc.


CSAC3594 Intermediate Financial Acct I

Major aspects of financial accounting, in areas of required knowledge and core competencies, as laid out by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Canada. Areas of study will include a framework for financial reporting, accounting judgements, evaluating financial reporting needs and processes to support reliable financial reporting, and the implications of current trends and emerging issues in financial reporting.

39 Hours

CSAC3595 Intermediate Financial Acct II

Building on the knowledge competencies developed in Intermediate Financial Accounting I, this course will expand knowledge and skills in financial reporting to include: identifying and analyzing specialized financial reporting requirements; developing and evaluating financial statements; analyzing accounting policies and procedures; preparing financial statements, and evaluating treatment of routine, non-routine, and complex transactions.

39 Hours

CSAC3510 Intermediate & Adv Mgt Accounting

This course covers intermediate and advanced theories and techniques of Management Accounting. It will provide a comprehensive study of costing for decision-making, planning and performance evaluation. Students will expand their knowledge and understanding of Management Accounting through technical analysis, integrated cases, and class discussion.

39 Hours

CSAC4520 Advanced Financial Acct

The primary focus of this course will be to cover advanced topics in financial accounting. These include: investments in associates with significant influence, business combinations, foreign currency transactions, foreign owned investments, and accounting for not-for-profit organizations.

39 Hours

CSAC3561 Taxation Principles in Acct

This course offers an overview of the Canadian income tax system. The course introduces the Income Tax Act and the technical rules that define the tax system – tax base, accounting period, rate structure, tax filing unit and administrative apparatus – and tax expenditures. It also looks at personal and corporate income tax topics, including: the purposes of the system; the structure of the Income Tax Act; employment income and fringe benefits; business income; capital cost allowance and cumulative eligible capital; property income; capital gains; other incomes; deductions and tax credits; non-arm’s length transactions; and attribution rules.

39 Hours

CSAC2511 Accounting Information Systems

Examine an overview of information systems – from conceptual design to actual selection, with emphasis on systems management. The strategic role of information technology within a competitive business environment will be explored, along with the ethical implications. The technical foundations of information systems, their impact on an organization’s management, (knowledge accumulation and decision-making) will be illustrated through software simulations and hands-on practical assignments.

39 Hours

CSAC4551 Auditing

This course is an introduction to the theory, underlying principles, and the practice of assurance services. Topics include: purpose of the audit, quality control practices in audit, legal liability of the auditor, professional judgment and ethics in auditing, management assertions and the related audit objectives, auditor considerations in client acceptance, materiality; the audit risk model, internal controls and the impact on the audit, audit evidence, audit strategy, audit reports and an overview of other assurance and non-assurance services.

39 Hours

CSAC4900 Strategy Mgt & Corporate Governance

This course examines how companies respond to competitive pressures and other issues using the strategic management process, including identifying, formulating, evaluating and implementing business strategies. In our analysis, we will examine the company as a whole and further your understanding of the importance of the various functional areas of business. You will solve strategic problems by analyzing complex business situations and identifying core issues. Qualitative and quantitative data will be used. You will apply strategic concepts as part of your analysis and implement changes in strategic direction. A case study approach is used.

39 Hours

CSAC3700 Applied Capstone

This course is a culmination of the certificate and will provide students with an opportunity to use the skills learned thus far to real world situations. The course will have students analyze numerous cases with increasing complexity, thereby enhancing their skills and confidence in pinpointing issues within an organization. In addition, the course will cover essential techniques needed to analyze organizations in the real world. Students will learn how to prepare an analysis that can then be presented to management, while ensuring all backup and important requirements have been covered off. The format of the final report and presentation will be that of a real consulting project, giving students a genuine feel for how such work is conducted.

30 Hours


Supinder Babra Accounting Instructor

Supinder Babra


Dr. Supriya Chopra

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Neil Ganatra

Syeda Fahmida Habib Accounting Instructor

Dr. Syeda Fahmida Habib

John Nashid Accounting Instructor

John Nashid

Adam Prokop Accounting Instructor

Adam Prokop


Carol Tristani

Andy Tse Advanced Accounting Instructor

Andy Tse

Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Accounting – Online

Fall 2024


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Winter 2025


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