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Julia Scott, CPA-CA Director, presents Kaihua He (GCPA’17) with the Douglas Mellor Prize for outstanding academic achievement in 2017.

Kaihua He (GCPA’17), the gold medalist from Quebec, receiving an award for his outstanding achievement from Julia Scott, CPA-CA Director.

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA Program)

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA Program)

The McGill GCPA program at Desautels is an accredited Professional Education Program (PEP) of CPA Quebec. The program is designed to provide students with professional training on the latest CPA concepts and practice-related issues while preparing them to write the national Common Final Exams (CFE). Completion of a PEP and passing of the CFE are two of the required components for obtaining the highly respected CPA designation.

A product of the Desautels Faculty of Management's commitment to the McGill University's mission, the Desautels GCPA is a highly respected designation, opening doors around the world.

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Why McGill?

Combining McGill's international reputation, and top professors, McGill’s GCPA program ensures that graduates can make professional judgment using financial information in a global business environment.

McGill offers two versions of the program, students can choose depending on their background and the area they hope to practice in. Learn more about us here.


CPA AccreditedThe GCPA Program is accredited by the Quebec CPA Order.

The Order ensures the protection of the public and the visibility of the profession. It represents all areas of expertise of the accounting profession, including assurance, financial accounting, management and management accounting, finance and taxation.