Belleville, Ontario, May 15, 2019 – Loyalist College has received accreditation from Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA) under the CPA National Accreditation Standards to deliver the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) program and applied courses.
Effective Fall 2019, Loyalist Business Administration – Accounting advanced diploma students had the opportunity to develop additional technical proficiencies in financial accounting, taxation and information technology required to write the ACAF National Examination.
In addition, Métis, Inuit and First Nations students are now able to pursue AFOA Canada’s Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation, which will help them prepare for senior financial management positions within their communities. To support successful self-determination and create a better life and future for Canada’s Indigenous people, AFOA Canada aims to improve the management skills of those responsible for the stewardship of Indigenous resources.
“Collaborating with CPA and AFOA Canada gives our students – and the College – a competitive advantage,” said Ann Drennan, Loyalist College Senior Vice-President Academic & Chief Learning Officer. “Loyalist is the only fully accredited Ontario college outside of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Our Business Administration – Accounting students can enhance their career prospects by earning nationally recognized credentials while they are studying, saving them time and money.”
To fulfill the requirements of the credentials, students complete some ACAF and CAFM courses online. The four-hour ACAF National Examination can be written twice a year, in May and September, and contains objective-format and constructed-response questions, which probe students’ knowledge and understanding of business applications. For more information, visit loyalistcollege.com.
About Loyalist College
Loyalist is Ontario’s Destination College, empowering students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. The College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. When it comes to Ontario college graduates getting jobs, Loyalist is the top College in the province, according to KPI results, released November 2018. Of 2016-17 Loyalist graduates, 90.8 percent were employed within six months after graduation. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through LoyalistFocus.com; including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses; and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 5.8 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $465 million annually to the regional economy – based on an October 2018 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit YoureGoingPlaces.com.
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