Accountants

(NOC 1111)
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What do Accountants do?

Accountants plan, organize and administer accounting systems for individuals and establishments.

How to become: Accountants


  • Chartered accountants require a university degree and Completion of a professional training program approved by a provincial institute of chartered accountants and, depending on the province, either two years or 30 months of on-the-job training and Membership in a provincial Institute of Chartered Accountants upon successful completion of the Uniform Evaluation (UFE).
  • Certified general accountants and certified management accountants require a university degree and Completion of a training program approved by the Society of Certified General Accountants or Society of Management Accountants and several years of on-the-job training and Certification by the Certified General Accountants Association or the Society of Management Accountants.
  • Auditors require education, training and recognition as indicated for chartered accountants, certified general accountants or certified management accountants and Some experience as an accountant.
  • Auditors may require recognition by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • To act as a trustee in bankruptcy proceedings, auditors and accountants must hold a licence as a trustee in bankruptcy.
  • Licensing by the provincial or territorial governing body is usually required for accountants and auditors practising public accounting.

Where to study for a career as: Accountants

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business Administration - Specialization in Accounting (B.B.A.) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Business Administration - Specialization in Accounting (B.B.A.) Bachelor; Honours
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Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Accounting Bachelor; Honours
Accounting Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Accounting Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Accounting Bachelor
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Sustainability and Financial Management Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Accounting and Financial Management Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Accounting Bachelor; Honours
Accounting Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Modified on April 06, 2022

How much do Accountants make?

Low:
$44,990
Average:
$74,360
High:
$124,800

Job openings for Accountants

Job Seekers:
79,600
Job Openings:
79,700