Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy (Chartered Accountancy) (30 credits)

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Offered by: Management     Degree: Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy

Program Requirements

This program will not be offered as of Summer 2014.

The program requires completion of nine courses (six 3-credit courses and three 4-credit courses). It is composed of the courses, which cover the theoretical and technical knowledge for entry-level Chartered Accountancy practitioners, and the Uniform Final Examination (C.A. exam).

Required Courses (30 credits)

Summer Year 1 (May - July 15)

Fall Year 1

  • ACCT 660D1 Internship (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Accounting : Experiential on-the-job learning, focusing on pervasive qualities and skills relating to three categories of ethical behaviour and professionalism, personal attributes and skills pertaining to the creation, analysis, communication, evaluation and synthesis of information and ideas.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Julia Scott (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ACCT 651, ACCT 657, ACCT 659

    • Restriction: Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy students only

    • Note: This course is graded as pass or fail.

    • Students must register for both ACCT 660D1 and ACCT 660D2

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ACCT 660D1 and ACCT 660D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

OR

  • ACCT 661D1 Practicum (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Accounting : The course will provide students with simulated work experience via a series of case based studies in the field of accounting and auditing or an independent study. The course will focus on pervasive qualities and skills relating to ethical behaviour, personal attributes (such as leadership and self managing) and problem solving and decision making skills.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jessica Nagy, Julia Scott, Erica Pimentel (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ACCT 651, ACCT 657, ACCT 659

    • Restriction: Restricted to students in the Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy

    • Students must register for both ACCT 661D1 and ACCT 661D2

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ACCT 661D1 and ACCT 661D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • Permission from the CA Program director is needed to register for this course. Must not have taken ACCT 660D1/D2 previously or concurrently for credit towards program.

Winter Year 1

  • ACCT 660D2 Internship (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Accounting : See ACCT 660D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Julia Scott (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ACCT 660D1

    • Restriction: Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy students only

    • Note: This course is graded as pass or fail.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ACCT 660D1 and ACCT 660D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

OR

  • ACCT 661D2 Practicum (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Accounting : See ACCT 661D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jessica Nagy (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ACCT 661D1

    • Restriction: Restricted to students in the Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ACCT 661D1 and ACCT 661D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • Permission from the CA Program director is needed to register for this course. Must not have taken ACCT 660D1/D2 previously or concurrently for credit towards program.

  • ACCT 685 Engagement Management (4 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Accounting : Applying conceptual frameworks for strategy, governance, risk, and performance in complex settings. Contributing to strategic decision-making, supporting effective governance, managing and mitigating risk, and assessing overall performance management. Focusing on improving performance and delivering sustainable value.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Erica Pimentel (Winter)

Summer Year 2

  • ACCT 689 Business Advisory Services - Cases (4 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Accounting : Through the use of the case method, this course examines the processes and considerations used in the business advisory services area of professional practice. Complex scenarios integrate topics in financial accounting, auditing, managerial accounting, taxation and finance. Central themes such as mergers and acquisitions, litigation support, financing are addressed.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Julia Scott (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: completion of the other eight program courses.

  • ACCT 699 Uniform Final Exam Prep Seminar

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Accounting : This course consists of lectures and case writing relating to performance management, assurance, organizational effectiveness, information technology and finance. The cases emphasizes the application of theory to practical situations.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Julia Scott, Erica Pimentel (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: ACCT 651, ACCT 655, ACCT 657, ACCT 659, ACCT 679, ACCT 681, ACCT 683, ACCT 685.

    • Corequisite: ACCT 689.

    • A fee of $2,000.00 is charged to all students enrolled in this non-credit course to cover the cost of case preparation, individualized debriefing sessions and a variety of seminars to deal with topics ranging from proper studying to technical refreshers on new standards.

* Note: Students in this course will work from October to April in an accredited chartered accounting firm with set deliverables of a journal and the authoring of a case.

** Note: Students in this course will be provided with a simulated work experience via a series of case-based studies in the field of accounting and auditing or via an independent study.

Desautels Faculty of Management—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)