Whether a tax consultant, a loan advisor, an accountant, or an auditor, all work in either financial or management accounting, the two omost widely recognized accounting streams. There are three professional designations: chartered accountant (CA), the oldest and largest designation includes auditing, advising and, subject to liscensing requirements, bankruptcy trusteeshhips; certified general accountants (CGAs) who generally act as financial advisors; and certified management accountants (CMAs) who most often work for manufacturers, commercial enterprises and government providing business advice and direction on strategic, tactical and operating decisions.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Entry requirements vary according to the occupation but generally you would need, at the very least, a high school diploma, a university degree is mandatory for CAs, and for many occupations in this field you would be required to take in-house training programs, further courses, and pass a provincial or national exam. For such occupations as auditing, securities counselling and bankruptcy trustees you must be licensed. A further requirement today is a knowledge of computers and various accounting software programs.
$43,000 to $50,000