Boost Your Career
with York’s Post-Graduate Certificates in Accounting
Nadine Petsche, Ontario’s director of accounting policy and financial reporting, prides herself on the support she has been able to offer others in making informed business decisions throughout her career.
As a member of York University’s School of Continuing Studies Accounting Advisory Council, Petsche is joined by a group of senior accounting peers from many of Toronto’s leading employers to ensure that the curriculum offered in the Post-Graduate Certificates in Accounting and Advanced Professional Accounting prepares graduates to be the t-shaped professionals that employers look for when they hire and promote. T-shaped professionals possess both the deep functional expertise in a field such as accounting, and the professional competencies that allow them to add value in cross-functional teams.
“For someone already working in the field, pursuing an accounting certificate may be an ideal way to demonstrate a personal desire to contribute more to the organization or aspire to a more senior position,” says Petsche. “An accounting certificate from a respected institution, combined with relevant practical experience on your CV are important considerations in the job selection process.”
“In a competitive job market, and with disruptive technologies making an impact on nearly every industry, employers are looking for people who regularly invest in their skills and knowledge, and are ready and able to adapt,” says Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly, founding executive director of the School of Continuing Studies at York University.
High performing graduates of the accounting certificate programs at York University’s School of Continuing Studies will gain a competitive advantage in their application to, and advanced standing in, the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program at Schulich School of Business. The certificate programs will support people with degrees in fields other than accounting in their goal of earning a Chartered Professional Accounting designation, or allow them to pursue entry- and mid-level positions in accounting and finance.
“I encourage employees to proactively seek out opportunities to further develop their skills and to demonstrate their competencies,” says Petsche. “It’s important to continue to grow throughout one’s career.”
Learn more at yorku.ca/continue.