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Advanced Accounting and Finance

Advanced Accounting and Finance

Program Code:AAF
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

Developed to align with the Chartered Professional Accountants' (CPA) 'Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance' program, the intensive format of the AAF program is specifically designed for individuals that have completed a two or three year accounting diploma or an accounting degree and are pursuing a career in accounting. AAF will provide you with the job-ready skills employers across the country value within the accounting and finance functions of their businesses. The program will enhance your technical skills (financial and management accounting, taxation, IS, and assurance) while helping you develop professional competencies employers look for during their search for accounting and finance talent including ethics, communication and problem solving skills.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario university/college degree or college diploma in accounting or the equivalent. Applicants must meet prerequisite courses of CPA Canada's Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) program.  Credentials from outside of Canada must be assessed by CPA Ontario.
  • English proficiency.


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Your Career

In just two semesters, as an AAF graduate you will be prepared to write CPA Canada's National Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance certification exam. You will have a strong accounting foundation, the ability to communicate and problem solve and to use computerized accounting systems. Particular focus is on analysis and interpretation of financial information to make sound financial control and ethical decisions. Opportunities may exist for you in these key areas: account and payroll, audit and assurance support, general accounting reconciliation, financial statement preparation, presentation and analysis, and cost accounting and budgeting.


Professional Certification

CPA LogoAssuming grade requirements are met, AAF graduates will have completed all of the Technical and Applied courses required for CPA Canada's Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) program.

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Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2017/2018 Academic Year

Semester 1
ACA110 Advanced Financial Reporting
ACA120 Corporate Finance
ACA130 Audit and Assurance
ACA140 Taxation
ACA150 Intermediate Management Accounting
ACA160 IT and Accounting Software Applications
Semester 2
ACA210 Ethics and Workplace Skills
ACA220 Business Applications - APP
ACA230 Applied External Audit
ACA240 Applied Personal and Corporate Taxation - EPT
ACA250 Public Sector Financial Management Practices - EPS
ACA260 Not-for-Profit and Related Topics - ENP

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor To be announced.
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
Registration Advisor:
Newnham Campus: To be announced.
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22809
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Newnham Campus: Lisa Dalla-Zuanna
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22795
Program Coordinator: Doug Stephenson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22731
Program Chair: Karen Murkar
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22337
Additional Contacts:
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