Douglas Mellor Prize

Michael Richardson (GCPA’18) awarded with the Douglas Mellor Prize for outstanding academic achievement in 2018. Congratulations!

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Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship

2018 Winning Team of the Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship; From left: Michael Richardson, Eleni Panaritis, Ghassen Sabri and Sorana Gyorgy.

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2017 CFE National Honour Roll

Kai He (GCPA’17) receiving recognition for his achievement from Julia Scott, Director of GCPA Program.

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Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship

2017 Winning Team of the Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship: Matthew Minuk, Joelle Salzman, Matthew Schryver & Angelica Wen.

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Douglas Mellor Prize

Brittany Klumak (GCPA’16) awarded with the Douglas Mellor Prize for outstanding academic achievement in 2016. Congratulations!

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Douglas Mellor Prize

Kaihua He (GCPA’17) awarded with Douglas Mellor Prize for outstanding academic achievement in 2017. Congratulations!

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2015 CFE National Honour Roll

GCPA Program graduates who placed on the 2015 CFE National Honour Roll in the CPA Exams: Melissa Marginson, Christopher De Santis, and Lauren Prorok. Congratulations!

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2016 CFE National Honour Roll

Congratulations to Marie-France Legault (GCPA’16) for making the 2016 CFE National Honour Roll!

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About us

The McGill Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) program is one of Canada’s leading chartered professional accounting programs. Students can choose from two versions of the program at McGill:

  • A full-time program (16 months) in the Desautels Faculty of Management.  The program at Desautels is ideal for students who have recently completed their B Com degree and are planning to work in a CPA firm. 
  • A part-time program in the School of Continuing Studies. This program offers more flexibility for students with a background that might not include a Canadian B Com or those that wish to work in non-audit roles.
    For more information on the part-time program please contact the School of Continuing Studies directly at (514) 398-6200 or info.conted [at] mcgill.ca 

Students can also prepare for the CFE exams by following the National PEP program which will be offered on-line through CPA Canada. More information about the CPA designation or the National certification program can be found here.

The 24-month articling period in a designated training office can be done concurrently with the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting or any time after commencing the program.


Why Desautels?

The program is intended to allow students to develop professional skills that will be recognized nationally and internationally. The program focuses on the acquisition and integration of in-depth specialized knowledge in fields in which engagements are likely to be entrusted to CPAs. More specifically, the objective of the Graduate Certificate is to develop the technical and enabling skills outlined by CPA Canada and needed for the exercise of professional judgment necessary to solve practical problems related to the practice of professional accounting. Our lecturers are hard-working, dedicated, and motivated to making our students succeed in the program.

The GCPA Program, coupled with a 24-month recognized training period, provides students with the academic and professional business training, communication and interpersonal skills needed to succeed in a CPA career.

Recent Graduates of McGill’s Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (CPA Program) Who Placed on the CFE National Honour Roll in the CPA Exams

Kai He 2017 CFE Gold Medal in Quebec (shared with another candidate)
Marie-France Legault 2016 CFE Honour Roll
Christopher De Santis 2015 CFE Honour Roll
Melissa Marginson 2015 CFE Honour Roll
Lauren Prorok 2015 CFE Honour Roll

Recent Graduates of McGill’s Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting (CA Program) Who Placed on the UFE National Honour Roll in the CA Exams

Bianca Di Pierro 2013 UFE Honour Roll
Nadia McKinney 2013 UFE Honour Roll
Matthew Côté 2011 UFE Honour Roll
Isabelle Giguere 2011 UFE Honour Roll
Melanie Wiseblatt 2011 UFE Honor Roll
Ryan Abrams 2010 UFE Gold Medal in Quebec