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Cheques and balances. It all adds up.

Work towards your CPA designation!

Certificate in Advanced Accounting and Finance Requirements



Academic Credit – 15 Units

  • Open to individuals who have completed all five core courses as well as all seven specialist courses offered under the Diploma in Accounting (or equivalent) + Business Law (BUS 436) or equivalent prior to beginning the certificate. 
  • Complete 5 applied courses (3 required + 2 electives) to qualify for the certificate
  • Intended for students interested in writing CPA Canada's Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) exam. CPA Canada’s ACAF program is being phased out. Students near completion of the ACAF certificate will have an opportunity to finish outstanding coursework and write one of the last ACAF National Examinations in September 2019, January 2020 or February 2021.  McMaster CE is committed to helping learners meet the course requirements and will continue to offer applied courses through the Fall 2020 semester.  Contact CCE for a study plan, today.
  •  A passing grade on the final examination is required in order to pass the course.​
  • Program is CPA Ontario Accredited

Note: Graduates of the Diploma in Advanced Accounting and Finance are not eligible for the Certificate in Advanced Accounting and Finance.​

Required Courses: ACC 940, ACC 945, ACC 946
Elective Courses: ACC 941, ACC 942, ACC 943, ACC 944 

*ACC 946 must be completed through Sage University and transferred into the McMaster program