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Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

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Invest in your future with the CPA designation

Written by Rachelle Cuevas, CPA Ontario

In today's competitive job market, there is an ever-present need for employees to keep their skills fresh and relevant. Interest has grown in professional designations and accreditation and for good reason.

If you're considering a career in the world of business or finance, you want to be sure that the designation you earn will advance your knowledge, broaden your prospects and enhance your reputation. Here's why the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation might be the right choice for you:

1) Job security and career advancement: Organizations increasingly demand that candidates have a professional designation. Having your designation can increase job prospects and further your advancement in your career.

2) High earning potential: When you bring a set of valuable skills to an organization, it is reflected in the work you get to do and your compensation. The CPA designation helps you to have your pick of job opportunities in prestigious organizations in any sector. Employment among CPAs remains high, even in tough economic times.

3) Career mobility: The CPA designation is a recognized and respected accounting designation across the world. CPAs are in demand and can work in any sector at different levels of an organization. A CPA designation is your passport to work in any industry around the world.

4) Increased responsibility: The CPA designation demonstrates your commitment to excellence and high professional standards. Employers are assured that you are a qualified candidate who is capable of tackling any challenge.

5) Improved skills and knowledge: The CPA program prepares you for the workforce by teaching you the skills and knowledge to progress in your career. Chartered Professional Accountants are highly valued for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. Students learn to manage the pressures and pace of the global economy with a deep understanding of financial data, its impact on organizational performance and how it can be used to deliver exceptional results.

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