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Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting Practice Humber College - North Campus Humber College - North Campus, Canada


Jan 2023, Jan 2024, Sep 2023

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CAD 27087

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 75

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12 months


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Program Overview

Humber's Professional Accounting Practice graduate certificate program provides you with the required knowledge and skills essential to begin and advance in the field of accounting. You will be well prepared for careers in the field with knowledge of all accounting disciplines including financial accounting, management accounting, audit and assurance, finance, and personal and corporate tax. You will also develop computer technology, management, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, along with professional communication and interpersonal skills. This program is a path for students already holding a bachelor's degree in any discipline other than accounting and who are interested in pursuing the Chartered Professional Accounting designation. No prior accounting knowledge is required.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Record all transactions in accordance with the professional accounting conceptual framework for financial reporting.
  • Prepare accurate, relevant and timely corporate financial statements and other financial information according to the respective needs of stakeholders.
  • Identify and analyze relevant financial and managerial accounting information to support effective decision-making.
  • Produce and present accurate and timely financial information using relevant technology.
  • Utilize statistical techniques effectively in the analysis of financial information.
  • Recommend effective information systems structures to support efficient business operations.
  • Recognize legal limitations and implications arising in business situations and make recommendations to mitigate risks. 
  • Communicate across various levels in an organization clearly, concisely and accurately in both the written and spoken form to fulfill the intended purpose.
  • Apply ethical, discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.
  • Apply corporate finance techniques to support strategic and operational management decisions.
  • Interpret and apply personal and corporate tax legislation to ensure compliance.
  • Plan effective external, internal and information systems audits to meet compliance and assurance requirements.

Work Placement
Humber has the only graduate certificate of its kind in Ontario that provides students with hands-on work experience in the field of accounting. Through a mandatory 160 hour work placement, students will make industry connections and can gain experience in small, medium and large organizations, and in entrepreneurial start-ups.

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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 75

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88.0  Minimum Listening - 22.0  Minimum Reading - 22.0  Minimum Writing - 22.0  Minimum Speaking - 22.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 61
    • Minimum Overall Score - 125.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent.

6.5 IELTS Score
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
61 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
125 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

CAD 75

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12000 Per year

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