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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Professional Accounting

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

(Mississauga)

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Work towards a career in accounting.

Program Overview

Get your CPA preparatory courses with Sheridan

This program gives you a clear pathway to becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Once you’ve successfully completed this program, you can apply to CPA’s Professional Education Program (PEP) — the final step before you write your Common Final Exam (CFE). Even if you don’t have an accounting background, you’ll soon be on your way to becoming a CPA.

Co-op or fast track: the choice is yours

If you start in May, you’ll have the option to apply for our co-op program, which adds a four-month work term. This gives you the chance to gain valuable work experience and showcase your accounting skills to potential employers. You may also choose to fast track your studies by starting in September or January. In that case there’s no co-op term, so you can complete the program in three semesters.

Learn in a supportive classroom environment

CPA’s preparatory courses are rigorous and challenging to complete. By taking our Professional Accounting program, you’ll get the equivalent courses in a supportive classroom setting. You’ll also benefit from the best of the college experience — practical learning, one-on-one attention and small classes.

Learn the latest accounting software

Accountants need to have a strong theoretical knowledge as well as practical software skills. Unlike other institutions, Sheridan gives you both. This combination of theory and software experience will make you more marketable to potential employers. And because you’ll be familiar with the latest accounting software, you’ll be ready for the workplace.

How do I become a Chartered Professional Accountant?

To become a Chartered Professional Accountant, you need to:

  1. complete an eligible 120-credit-hour degree,
  2. complete CPA’s preparatory courses or equivalent (such as Sheridan’s Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting),
  3. complete CPA’s Professional Education Program (PEP),
  4. write the Common Final Exam (CFE), and
  5. meet CPA’s work experience requirements.

By taking Sheridan’s Professional Accounting program, you’ll complete the required preparatory courses and be ready to move on to the Professional Education Program.

PPACG

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ACCG 53855Introductory Financial Accounting3
    BUSM 53382Business Law3
    ACCG 50253Introductory Management Accounting3
    ECON 54905Economics3
    MATH 52540Statistics3
    INFO 59548Information Technology3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ACCG 59106Intermediate Financial Reporting 14
    FINA 54978Corporate Finance4
    ACCG 58114Management Accounting4
    ACCG 53329Taxation4
    Total:16
    Co-op (Co-op students only)
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ACCG 55325Intermediate Financial Reporting 24
    ACCG 54899Consolidations and Advanced Financial Reporting4
    BUSM 50682Performance Management4
    ACCG 52688Audit and Assurance4
    Total:16

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • 3-year degree (90 credit hours) in any discipline, with a minimum GPA of 3.5

or

  • 4-year degree (120 credit hours) in any discipline, with a minimum GPA of 3.0

International degrees will be considered for equivalency to domestic admission requirements.

  • Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through ICAS or WES. A comprehensive (course-by-course) postsecondary credential assessment is required.
  • International applicants need to follow the international application process.

All applicants with international credentials will need to confirm with CPA directly regarding the acceptance of their degree for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program. Applicants are advised to visit the CPA website for contact information.

English language proficiency must be met in accordance with standards set out for Sheridan Graduate Certificate programs.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of previous academic achievement.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

Chartered Professional Accountants work in a variety of career areas.

Here are some jobs you might find:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Taxation Specialist
  • External Auditor
  • Management Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Comptroller
  • Senior Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Compliance Officer
  • Forensic Accountant

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Co-op

Students who start this program in May can apply to the co-op program during their first academic semester. Enrolment in the co-op program is limited through an additional co-op application process that takes place in the first semester. Students in the co-op program are eligible to complete a co-op work term during the four-month term following the second semester. The program-specific academic standard required for participation in co-op can be found here: Academic Standards for Co-op and Internship.

Cooperative Education is a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with paid or unpaid work experiences within a professional environment. Co-op work terms are related specifically to the academic studies of each student. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You’ll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.

Students receive in-class and one-on-one career education support to help prepare for the work term. The co-op component is delivered by Sheridan’s Cooperative Education Office, which facilitates more than 2,000 co-op/internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.

Learn more about Cooperative Education and Internships at Sheridan.

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Degree Completion

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate ethical and socially responsible decision-making processes into all aspects of the accounting profession.
  • Apply recognized accounting principles to the systematic recording of transactions relating to assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, and expenses for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.
  • Prepare accurate and relevant transactions, business reports including financial statements, and operating budgets to meet international accounting standards for partnerships and corporations.
  • Analyze financial and managerial accounting information to assist in effective management decision-making.
  • Formulate accurate and timely financial information using business applications software and information systems.
  • Evaluate various product and service costing methods appropriate to specific business situations.
  • Utilize statistical techniques effectively in the analysis of financial information.
  • Calculate and apply appropriate corporate finance measures to common financial and accounting management situations.
  • Recommend appropriate accounting and financial reporting information system structure, planning and usage as they relate to their role in a business.
  • Determine appropriate accounting practices to reduce legal risk within a business situation.
  • Communicate across various levels in an organization clearly, concisely and accurately in both the written and spoken form to fulfill the intended purpose.
  • Analyze the economic and fiscal context in which the entity operates and its impact on financial reporting.
  • Plan effective external, internal, and information systems audits to meet compliance and assurance requirements.
  • Identify and manage financial priorities by leveraging strategic thinking as well as economic, operational and technological knowledge.
  • Prepare tax submissions for personal and corporate clients to meet legal standards.
  • Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Internship

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$8,845.80

Notes: Fees shown are for three academic terms.

Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$19,580.80

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

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Pilon School of Business

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Pilon School of Business

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Financial Planning Certification

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Pilon School of Business

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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Professional Sales Certificate

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Pilon School of Business

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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Pilon School of Business

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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Earn your Masters degree

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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Transfer Opportunities

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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Clinical Placements

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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Articulation Agreements

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Program availability

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Full-time 1 year Program code: PPACG

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Start date Campus Status
Jan 2021 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available
Sep 2021 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available
Jan 2022 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Co-op

Full-time 1 year Program code: PPACGC

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Start date Campus Status
May 2021 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available
May 2022 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available

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