The Accounting program is focused on preparing students to earn their Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. The program is designed to provide the courses necessary for students to get all available exemptions for direct entry into the CPA Professional Education Program; these prerequisite courses are recognized by the CPA Atlantic School of Business. The curriculum will expose students to a broad range of topics including performance measurement of organizations and managers, reading and preparing financial statements, attestation of financial reporting, assessing taxation obligations, etc. The pedagogy is diverse and includes case studies, presentations, and experiential learning opportunities such as assisting community groups with financial literacy and assisting seniors with preparing their taxes.
Why Study Accounting at StFX?
The Accounting program will appeal to students who are interested in understanding how to measure performance and how to use such measures to manage performance. It provides students with a dynamic and global perspective on the reporting and use of information by both external (e.g., analysts) and internal (e.g., managers) users. It will prepare students to work in industry or to pursue higher studies in accounting.
First Year at a Glance
In your first and second year, you will take core courses shared among each of the Faculty of Business disciplines. This will allow you to build a strong foundation and explore what the various disciplines have to offer.
There are many post graduate education and training opportunities available to Accounting graduates, including:
- Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
- Masters in Accounting (MAcc)
- Chartered Business Valuator (CBV)
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
- Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
- Law (LLB)
The career opportunities available to Accounting graduates are diverse and include opportunities, such as:
- Chief Financial Officer
- Credit Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Planner
- Internal Auditor
- Investment Advisor
- Public Accountant (audit, tax, insolvency/bankruptcy, business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, forensic accounting, data analytics)