Business Accounting and Finance:

Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance

Get the credential you need to show that you’re a highly-skilled expert in numbers. The Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) will prepare you with the skills and knowledge in your career and help you get recognized in the field. Through a blended course format at Sheridan, these courses will give you a hands-on learning experience that will enhance your career opportunities.

More information is available under the Program Description tab.

Courses in this program are offered through the Faculty of 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.

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

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Entry Level Courses

Successfully Complete Five (5) Courses

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

Successfully Complete Six (6) Courses

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

Successfully Complete Five (5) Courses

ACAF - Accounting Software Application
Course Code:
ACAF70052
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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ACAF - Applied External Audit
Course Code:
ACAF70054
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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ACAF - Applied Personal and Corporate Taxation
Course Code:
ACAF70053
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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ACAF - Business Applications
Course Code:
ACAF70051
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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ACAF - Ethics and Workplace Skills
Course Code:
ACAF70055
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Don’t miss this rare opportunity to complete the ACAF accreditation course requirement at Sheridan! The Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) not only prepares you for a career in accounting, it’s also a credential that gives you instant recognition. In a blended delivery format, the online and in-class interactive content will give you the hands-on experience you need to succeed. The accounting field continues to be a lucrative career choice that opens doors to opportunities and leads to success in personal and corporate finance.

The ACAF is the only nationally recognized accounting and finance certificate in Canada supported by CPA—the leading accounting and finance educator in the country.

Courses in this program are offered through the Faculty of 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.

Upon certificate completion, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Create financial statements
  • Analyze financial information for the purposes of decision-making and organizational management
  • Track cash flow, prepare budgets, and run financial reports
  • Offer insight on improvements to accounting procedures and controls
  • Assist auditors with audit support

The program includes six technical courses and five applied courses—equaling a total of 11. The ACAF course content is comprised of a wide range of topics such as:

  • Business law
  • Corporate finance
  • Accounting
  • Audit
  • Taxation
  • Ethics
  • Financial reporting

The applied courses support your existing knowledge in the field with supplementary technical skills, IT applications, communications and workplace skills.

Enrol today and get ready to pursue the ACAF and get the job-ready skills that you need to excel in an accounting and finance career.

For more information, please contact Ravneet Malhi at Ravneet.Malhi@sheridancollege.ca.

A career in accounting and finance opens up a world of opportunities in the industry. Applicable job titles include:

  • Commercial Banker
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Trader
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Account Payable Administrator
  • Accounts Receivable Administrator
  • Tax Advisor
  • Office Manager