The Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) program

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.

As an ACAF holder you will be able to:

  • prepare financial information to support management decision-making
  • prepare financial statements and related disclosures for organizations with low to medium levels of complexity and a low level of uncertainty
  • help prepare more complex financial statements
  • support the development and maintenance of the organization’s management control and risk management systems
  • calculate and report on financial and non-financial performance measures
  • monitor and recommend improvements to accounting procedures, accounting information systems and internal controls
  • monitor cash flow and cash flow requirements
  • prepare budgets and forecasts for review by senior management
  • prepare information for external auditors
  • support the auditor in planning and executing the audit
  • help prepare tax filings, provisions, reports and disclosures and comply with remittance requirements
You will also have the opportunity to choose two elective modules, which will further develop skills in areas of interest to you and your current or potential employers.

Learn about the entry requirements for the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) program.

Learn about the CPA Canada Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) program structure.


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