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What is a Certified General Accountant (CGA)?

More than you think.

CGAs are highly respected members of today's business world. By providing invaluable advice on efficiency, productivity, financial risk management and more, CGAs identify opportunities and yield sustainable growth. CGAs are the CFOs you admire, the well-paid managers at reputable firms and the COOs at the cutting-edge companies you've been reading up on.



Highly trained problem-solvers that DO MORE.

CGAs come from many different backgrounds, so it only makes sense that they work in a range of industries as diverse as their own experiences. Interested in feeding a love of sports or the arts? Many CGAs tap into their passions by working in progressive industries. Looking to make an impression at a big multinational firm overseas? The CGA designation makes this a reality in over 80 different countries. You could even put your entrepreneurial skills to work by helping build a successful startup. Whatever your passion, the CGA designation gives you the flexibility to DO MORE with your career.



More than tax and audit.

With skills and knowledge that go far beyond tax and audit, a CGA is an accounting and finance professional with a difference. Though classically trained as accountants, we see more than numbers. Instead, we see the unique business problems and challenging goals faced by our diverse range of employers and clients. Most importantly, we see solutions.



What is the CGA program?

Simply put, it's the destination for students and professionals looking to earn the accounting designation employers ask for. Want to know why?



The CGA program of professional studies is designed to give its students the freedom to DO MORE. Once enrolled, you'll learn to analyze financial information, tackle complex management issues and implement corporate strategies. Combining accounting principles with critical thinking, all aspiring CGAs learn the skills necessary to meet the diverse needs of any business, from small start-ups to multinational corporations.

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6 steps to completing the CGA program
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Benefits of the CGA Designation
Best thing about being a CGA?
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A chance to win a scholarship from CGA Ontario
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The designation that let
Earn while you learn
With the CGA program you don’t have to choose between earning money or going to school.
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The designation that let
The flexibility to DO MORE
CGAs have the ability to go further in their careers, where, when and how they want.
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Benefits of the CGA Designation
Why should I get it?
A CGA designation lets you DO MORE, earn big, and work internationally.
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A career as a CGA means the potential to earn more.
Up your earning potential
Did you know that CGAs rank in the top five percent of all Canadian earners?
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Manjit Bagri, CGA - Manager of Finance, The Herjavec Group Inc.
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Manjit Bagri, CGA - Manager of Finance, The Herjavec Group Inc.
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Work Life Balance
A work/life balance to DO MORE
As a CGA, you can make time for what drives you. All work and no play? Think again.
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