CPA Canada Corporate Finance Qualification

Learn how the highly-regarded and internationally-recognized Corporate Finance qualification is tailored exclusively to the demands of corporate finance and how it can benefit your career. PROGRAM UNDER REVIEW.

The Corporate Finance (CF) qualification formally recognizes your achievements in corporate finance at the highest level. It signifies demonstrable skills, competency and professional status, and has been achieved by more than 1,000 professionals in over 50 countries.

WHY CHOOSE THE CF QUALIFICATION?

The CF qualification establishes a high level of expertise across international markets. It is designed with a focus on the commercial, practical and technical skills demanded by major corporate and financial clients and investors.

WHO IS THE CF QUALIFICATION FOR?

The CF qualification is for you — especially if you are advising clients on, or are internally responsible for, such transactions as:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • restructurings
  • divestitures
  • valuations
  • financings

THE CF QUALIFICATION BENEFITS PROFESSIONALS IN, OR ASPIRING TO, THE POSITIONS OF:

  • CFO/treasurer
  • investment banker
  • venture capitalist
  • commercial banker
  • corporate finance executive
  • corporate development executive

BENEFITS OF THE CF QUALIFICATION

The CF qualification is essential if you want your expertise and technical knowledge to be recognized by your peers, employers, clients and partners. Benefits include:

  • use of the “CF” letters
  • international appeal
  • industry benchmark and recognition
  • networking opportunities

HOW CAN YOU EARN THE CF QUALIFICATION?

The experience route

The experience route enables senior-level individuals already working in corporate finance to earn the CF qualification based on their extensive experience. Designed for senior and experienced individuals who work in corporate finance to formally recognize your achievements in corporate finance through an examination of your experience.

BENEFITS OF THE EXPERIENCE ROUTE INCLUDE:

  • recognition of your experience: earn the CF qualification through an extensive review of your experience and expertise
  • career enhancement: recognition at a senior level as a professional in the field of corporate finance
  • prestige: successful applicants are awarded the CF qualification as recognition of their achievement
  • rigour: a panel of corporate finance experts reviews applications to ensure professional sector expertise

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS OF THE EXPERIENCE ROUTE

In order to qualify via the experience route, you must submit an application form demonstrating your ability to meet the following criteria:

  • currently working in a role performing substantial work in the area of corporate finance
  • minimum of five years of corporate finance experience
  • material involvement in at least six completed deals in the five years immediately preceding the application date
  • senior lead on deals for at least the last three years (for example: level of partner within a firm of accountants, managing director in a private equity firm)
  • involvement in the corporate finance community
  • minimum of two peer references