The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting is a recognized professional education program (PEP) by lOrdre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec (OCPAQ). The program prepares students for a career as a professional accountant and to write the national CPA Common Final Exams. It allows students to develop professional skills that will be recognized nationally and internationally. Students are exposed to the latest concepts and practice related issues and have the choice of studying in the areas of public accounting (assurance), performance measurement, taxation, or financial business analysis. The program is offered on a full-time basis in the Desautels Faculty of Management or on a part-time basis through the School of Continuing Studies.
For the right to practice in Public Accounting students must choose:
ACCT 683 Practice of Taxation
ACCT 687 Assurance Services
Students must take 2 capstone courses (4 credits). These modules integrate their knowledge of core competencies with practical experience in real case scenarios. Module 1 is an introductory course. Module 2, which is offered for an additional fee, prepares students for the National CPA Common Final Examination (CFE).
Students must take ACCT 653 Issues in Professional Accounting 1 along with ACCT 663 Strategic Aspects of Accounting 1.
Students must take ACCT 654 Issues in Professional Accounting 2 along with ACCT 664 Strategic Aspects of Accounting 2.
|4 CORE Courses: (12 credits)|
|ACCT 653||Issues in Professional Accounting 1||TUE|
|ACCT 654||Issues in Professional Accounting 2||MON|
|ACCT 663||Strategic Aspects of Accounting 1||THU|
|ACCT 664||Strategic Aspects of Accounting 2||WED|
|2 OPTIONAL (Complementary) courses: (8 credits)|
|ACCT 683||Practice of Taxation||Pre-requisite: ACCT 653, ACCT 654, ACCT 663, ACCT 664||WED|
|ACCT 685||Accounting & Performance Management||Pre-requisite: ACCT 653, ACCT 654, ACCT 663, ACCT 664|
|ACCT 687||Assurance Services||Pre-requisite: ACCT 653, ACCT 654, ACCT 663, ACCT 664||TUE|
|ACCT 689||Financial Business Analysis||Pre-requisite: ACCT 653, ACCT 654, ACCT 663, ACCT 664|
|2 CAPSTONE courses: (4 credits)|
|ACCT 695||Integrative Analysis||Any two (2) of the following: ACCT 683, ACCT 685, ACCT 687, ACCT 689||SAT|
|ACCT 699||Exam Preparation Seminar||Any two (2) courses of the following: ACCT 683, ACCT 685, ACCT 687, ACCT 689||SAT|