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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT – LEA.AC

The financial management industry is fast-paced and competitive. You need a strong education in practical accounting and management in order to succeed. CDI College`s Financial Management – LEA.AC program provides hands-on training in the key areas of financial management such as computerized accounting systems, financial analysis and information systems management.

You will develop an understanding of personal financial planning, taxation, marketing and business software. The program gives you a strong understanding of the legal and ethical implications of financial and wealth management, along with payroll and other key business concepts. You will also participate in two separate end of studies project or a practicum placement, which will give you the opportunity to put your classroom education to work in a real world workplace.

Prerequisites

  • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent
  • Successful admission test

 

Duration

  • 1.5 years (14 to 16 months) OR 2 years (24 months)

 

Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)

A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:

  • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
  • the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
  • the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
  • the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.
Graduation
To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.

This program leads to an ACS (Attestation of College Studies) recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 749747).
This program is offered in English or French.

Graduates of this program can apply to the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification from the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA)*. PCP certification is the foundation for a career in payroll. Gain an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements to keep your organization compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle. When you get certified, you join a growing community of supportive professionals and gain access to the resources you need to stay current and compliant.

PCP certification requires four core courses and one year of related work experience. The requirements are as follows:

  1. Payroll Compliance Legislation
  2. Payroll Fundamentals 1
  3. Payroll Fundamentals 2
  4. Introduction to Accounting (offered at post-secondary institutions)
  5. Application for recognition of professional experience (DREP) with a minimum of one year of work experience in the field of payroll.

A minimum pass grade of 65% is required for each course (including Introduction to Accounting). A combination of payroll education and payroll work experience ensures PCP certification is highly valued by employers.

*CPA is the only association offering payroll accreditation programs in Canada.

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