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.
Who supports them?
Thanks in part to the solid reputation of the organization that stands behind them, CGAs have the freedom to DO MORE with their futures. The Certified General Accountants of Canada (CGA Canada) has exclusive rights to the CGA designation and works hard to maintain the high professional standards CGAs are known for. Backed by a network of over 75,000 CGAs and students across the nation and abroad, CGAs are limited only by their imagination.
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.
6 steps to completing the CGA programStart on the path to a CGA designation today with these 6 steps.
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Earn while you learnWith the CGA program you don’t have to choose between earning money or going to school.
The flexibility to DO MORECGAs have the ability to go further in their careers, where, when and how they want.
Why should I get it?A CGA designation lets you DO MORE, earn big, and work internationally.
Up your earning potentialDid you know that CGAs rank in the top five percent of all Canadian earners?
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A work/life balance to DO MOREAs a CGA, you can make time for what drives you. All work and no play? Think again.
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