Strength in numbers.
The global economy counts on critical skills that accountants hold, as they are at the forefront of socioeconomic change. With a keen eye on best practices, and an affinity for numbers and regulation, those in the accounting field are managing information to make the most effective business decisions for their organization.
Our three-year Accounting and Financial Management diploma is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage vital financial information and ensure that organizations run smoothly while complying with financial regulations. With a wide range of topics including financial accounting, managerial accounting, principles of auditing, taxation, and business finance, you’ll engage in a combination of theoretical learning and practical experience.
A work exposure will give you the opportunity to gain real-world experience for a variety of roles, increasing your value as an accounting clerk, bookkeeper, tax preparer, auditor, or financial analyst.
If you are interested in pursuing a lucrative and reputable career, this comprehensive and practical diploma has absolute value for you.
It pays to be accountable.
Did You Know?
- A six-week work exposure to hone your skills
- Training for diverse career opportunities
- Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- Transfer credits to institutions such as with Memorial University of Newfoundland (Grenfell), Athabasca University, Cape Breton University, Northwood University, Okanagan College, Plymouth University, and the University of New Brunswick (Saint John)
- According to research, those working in accounting and finance typically earn an average of $123,000 per year in Canada. And on average, their starting salary doubles by the time they reach the 10-year mark. 
- Canada’s accounting sector is relatively more open to foreign service providers than the average of the 48 countries evaluated in the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index.
- According to Statistics Canada, the operating revenue of the accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services industry in Canada increased by 5.2% to $21.4 billion in 2019.
- Canada is the second largest destination market for U.S. accounting services exports and the fourth largest source of imports of accounting services to the United States.
- In 2020, accounting services exports to Canada represented 9.9% of total U.S. accounting services exports and 7.1% of total U.S. accounting services imports.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Apply fundamental principles of accounting to various types of financial transactions and situations including a broad understanding of international accounting standards and practices
- Demonstrate proficiency in financial reporting that includes the preparation and analysis of financial statements for a range of businesses and organizations using both manual and computerized accounting systems
- Use a variety of software applications and tools, including accounting software, and spreadsheet programs to assist in preparing and analyzing financial statements
- Develop financial and budgetary plans based on varying business objectives, changing business environments, and underlying business assumptions including a solid understanding of income tax, payroll tax, and sales tax
- Make responsible and ethical accounting decisions that align with organizational values and effectively communicate to various stakeholders using both oral and written communications methods
- Exhibit the application of employability skills defined by the Conference Board of Canada to facilitate successful entry into the workplace and work collaboratively with team members from diverse backgrounds and skill sets to achieve common goals
- Integrate business concepts for effective business planning and strategic management in a professional accounting environment using effective professional, time management, organization, teamwork, and leadership skills
- Analyze complex financial data, identify problems, and propose solutions using sound accounting principles and practices
Eligibility for admission to Accounting and Financial Management program requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
Provincial High School Graduation Certificate with a 60% overall average in the following (or equivalent):
i. English 3201 or English 3202 (60% minimum)
ii. Mathematics (4 credits) chosen from:
Advanced: 2200, 3200 (50% minimum in each course)
Academic: 2201 (50% minimum), 3201 (60% minimum)
iii. Five credits at the 3000 Level
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Transition) Certificate with the following courses:
i. Math Fundamentals: MA1040
3. Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with Business-Related College Profile including the following courses (or equivalent):
i. English 3101A, 3101B, 3101C or 3102A, 3102B, 3102C
ii. Mathematics 1101A, 1101B, 1101C, 2101A, 2101B, 2101C, 3101A, 3101B, 3101C
Applicants with Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with a different Profile may be eligible for admission to the program provided the appropriate selection of courses including those outlined above have been completed.
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be 19 years at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission
International Students – Admission Requirements and Information
1. High School
i. Proof of senior high school/secondary school Diploma/Certificate with equivalent minimum grades for the required high school courses listed above.
ii. India applicants only – Proof of senior high school/secondary school Diploma/Certificate with an equivalent Grade 10 Mathematics (50% min.) and Business/Commerce Stream.
2. English Proficiency
All international applicants must meet the College’s English language proficiency requirements for acceptance into regular programs. The College will accept these recognized tests of English language proficiency (TOEFL paper based 550, TOEFL Internet based 79, TOEFL computer based 213 or equivalent, IELTS Academic Test overall band score of 6.0, or Pearson PTE 53 or greater, etc.).
If a language proficiency test other than those referenced above was used, applicants can forward for assessment.
If an international applicant has attended an educational institution (high school or post-secondary) for a period of three years or more where the official language of instruction was English, the English language proficiency test will not be required.
: Some programs may require specific English language requirements and proficiency scores that differ from those stated above; therefore international applicants are advised to please refer to the specific program admission requirements as identified in the College Calendar.
Graduates of this program may obtain employment in a variety of marketing areas such as
- Administrative Assistant
- Project team lead
- Finance Associate
- Financial Clerk
- Treasury Clerk
- Payroll Clerk
And with additional experience:
- Junior to Senior
- Treasury specialist
- Assistant controller (when CPA is completed)
- Lead Accounts Payable
- Treasury Supervisor
- Payroll Supervisor
Accounting and Financial Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in all campus locations. ACBSP is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.
The Accounting and Financial Management program offers exit points after Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3.
*Students can graduate at the end of Year 1 with a Business Administration Certificate.
*Students can graduate at the end of Year 2 with an Accounting Diploma.
*Students graduate at the end of Year 3 with an Accounting and Financial Management Diploma.
Graduates of the Accounting and Financial Management program may have the opportunity to transfer credits to institutions/associations such as:
- Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus
- Athabasca University, Alberta
- Cape Breton University, Sydney, NS
- Northwood University, Michigan, USA
- Okanagan College, British Columbia
- Plymouth University, UK
- University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus
Graduates may also wish to further their studies to achieve professional designations with:
- Canadian Institute of Financial Planning
- The Payroll Association of Canada
- Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA)