Business Accounting and Finance:

Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance

The 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 on September 6, 2019, January 31, 2020 or February 2021.

Please see our Program Description to find more information on alternative pathways.

 

More information is available under the Program Description tab.

Courses in this program are offered through Continuing and Professional Studies and are accepted towards exemption by CPA from the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance. Any courses completed outside of the program need to be checked for exemption by the student directly with CPA.

Important: Please note that at this time CPA does not recognize ACAF courses towards their PREP level module studies towards a CPA designation. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at caps@sheridancollege.ca.

These courses are part of the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance Program.

Course Name / Code Expected Availability Select

Entry Level Courses

Successfully Complete Five (5) Courses

ACAF - Business Law
Course Code:
ACAF70044
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
ACAF - Intermediate Financial Reporting 2
Course Code:
ACAF70043
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
ACAF - Intermediate Financial Reporting 1
Course Code:
ACAF70042
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
ACAF - Introductory Financial Accounting
Course Code:
ACAF70040
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
ACAF - Introductory Management Accounting
Course Code:
ACAF70041
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class

Technical Courses

Successfully Complete Six (6) Courses

ACAF - Advanced Financial Reporting
Course Code:
ACAF70045
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
ACAF - Audit and Assurance
Course Code:
ACAF70047
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
ACAF - Corporate Finance
Course Code:
ACAF70046
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
ACAF - Information Technology
Course Code:
ACAF70050
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
ACAF - Intermediate Management Accounting
Course Code:
ACAF70049
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
ACAF - Taxation
Course Code:
ACAF70048
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class

Applied Courses

Successfully Complete Five (5) Courses

ACAF - Accounting Software Application
Course Code:
ACAF70052
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
ACAF - Applied External Audit
Course Code:
ACAF70054
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
ACAF - Applied Personal and Corporate Taxation
Course Code:
ACAF70053
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
ACAF - Business Applications
Course Code:
ACAF70051
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
ACAF - Ethics and Workplace Skills
Course Code:
ACAF70055
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes

The 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 on September 6, 2019, January 31, 2020 or February 2021.

No further exams will be offered and there will be no extensions past the 2021 exam for unsuccessful writers.

Sheridan is working on a strategy moving forward for those that won’t be able to meet the deadline and we are committed to finding alternative educational/professional pathways to support our community: https://www.cpacanada.ca/en/cpa-canada-advanced-certificate-in-accounting-and-finance/discontinuation-of-acaf-program

Sheridan is now offering a new certificate program “Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping” and the new partnership with the Society of Professional Accountants (SPAC) for their Registered Professional Accountant (RPA) Designation. Both Sheridan’s certificate program and the RPA designation recognize many of the courses within the ACAF cluster of course offerings.

Students can now earn a Sheridan Certificate in Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping in as short as 6 courses, while using these credits towards the RPA Designation. For more information on both the Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping program and RPA Designation, please refer to the links below:

Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping: https://caps.sheridancollege.ca/products/accounting-technician-and-bookkeeping.aspx

Registered Professional Accountant (RPA) – Approved Courses: https://caps.sheridancollege.ca/products/registered-professional-accountant-approved-courses.aspx

 

For more information, please contact program coordinator Michael Saniga michael.saniga@sheridancollege.ca

A career in accounting and finance offers a plethors of opportunity. Use your skills in an industry you’re passionate about, such as sports and entertainment, technology, tourism, retail, the service sector or manufacturing. Qualify for intermediate-level positions within accounting and finance teams. Work in any sector, whether business, not-for-profit, government, banking or public practice.

Applicable job titles include:

  • Staff/General Accountant
  • Tax Technician
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Audit Assurance
  • Account Payable Administrator
  • Accounts Receivable Administrator
  • Assistant Controller