Accounting and finance directories and professional development

You will find here finance, accounting or management related tools and resources to help you choose a career in finance and managerial administration, apply on chief financial officer positions, prepare for an accounting manager interview, assess your finance and accounting skill set, and much more.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Internationally recognized designation in financial analysis granted by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. TO BECOME A CFA: Have four years’ experience in the field Pass the three examinations of the program For more information:

Certified Financial Manager (CFM) Accreditation

 CERTIFIED FINANCIAL MANAGER (CFM) ACCREDITATION The Institute of Management Accountants awards this accreditation to professionals working in treasury management, financing or investment decisions, and risk management. TO BECOME A CFM: The exam assesses skills in the analysis of financial reports, working capital policies, capital structure and risk management. For more information:

Canadian Securities Course (CSC)

The Canadian Securities Course (CSC) is designed for investors or anyone wishing to work in financial services. The course covers the following topics: Investment products Capital markets in Canada Product analysis and selection Mutual fund sales Securities trading as an investment advisor or representative For more information:  

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

This internationally recognized designation is granted by the Institute of Internal Auditors. The association also has specialty certification programs: Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA) Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) For more information:

Certified Credit Professional (CCP) Program of Credit Institute of Canada

The Credit Institute of Canada is the only Canadian body granting official designations to Canadian workers in the credit field. Institute members have an integrated and complete perspective in their objective of protecting Canadian companies from fluctuations caused by the development of world markets by providing them with the greatest value possible. To become a […]

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

This designation is awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, a professional association with over 37,000 members world-wide, dedicated to reducing white-collar crime and fraud. For more information:

Canadian Payroll Association’s Certification Programs

The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) represents payroll specialists in Canada. It offers the only payroll certifications in Canada: the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) Those certification programs prepare payroll practitioners to manage the compliance requirements of an organization’s annual payroll cycle, deliver clear and reliable payroll information, and contribute a payroll perspective […]

Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada

Since May 16, 2012 in Quebec, the accounting profession is governed by a single order, the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés (CPA) du Québec. This Order now unifies  the three orders (the Ordre des CA, Ordre des CGA and Ordre des CMA). Other Canadian provinces also gather their three designations under the CPA one.  The […] network