CPA Canada Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF)

The ACAF will provide the job-ready skills that employers across the country value within the accounting and finance functions of their businesses.

Whether you’re a new college graduate from a two-year program, working in an accounting function without a recognized credential, or an internationally trained accountant wanting to work in Canada, the CPA Canada ACAF provides the applied accounting and finance skills necessary to enhance career prospects in accounting and finance.

The CPA Canada Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) is a nationally recognized certificate for those seeking a challenging and rewarding career in accounting and finance, but not as qualified CPAs.

As an employer, you know that not every accounting or finance position requires a CPA designation. You also need competent, reliable accounting staff for junior and intermediate positions.

The CPA Canada Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) program is designed to build on your knowledge base to further develop technical and workplace skills.

The CPA Canada ACAF program is made up of 11 courses: six technical courses and five applied courses. All ACAF courses are delivered online.

You can register for the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) through your provincial or regional Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) body. Find contact information here.

If you’re an active ACAF holder or student, explore the attractive discounts available to you on a wide range of products and services. You can also find resources to support and advance your career.


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