Andrew (Sandy) Hilton, MA, PhD, FCPA, FCA

CPA Canada Vice-President, Pre-Certification Education

Andrew (Sandy) Hilton, MA, PhD, FCPA, FCA

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science, 1995
  • Chartered Accountant, 1998
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Accounting, 2003
  • Master of Education (Curriculum), 2013
  • Fellow Chartered Accountant, 2015
  • Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant, 2015

As vice-president, Pre-Certification Education, Sandy is responsible for providing strategic direction and operational oversight to the development of the CPA certification program and the CPA Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF), and all related examinations.

Sandy earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 1998 and holds a PhD in Accounting, a Master’s degree in Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Math/Statistics. Before joining CPA Canada, Sandy held a variety of academic positions at the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta.

In 2013, Sandy joined CPA Canada as director of Professional Education Programs. In this role, Sandy was instrumental in developing and implementing the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) and the former CPA Prerequisite Education Program (PREP), today’s CPA preparatory courses. He was also involved with the launch of the ACAF program. 

Today, Sandy gives his time as associate editor for Issues in Accounting Education and sits on the editorial board of Accounting Perspectives. Previously, he was a council member for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC, chair of the CICA Competency Map Committee, chair of the Education Committee of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association and vice-chair of the BC CA Education Foundation.