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Job offer in Ontario to Accountants

Job offer in Ontario to Accountants

Old Apr 2nd 2003, 4:28 am
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Felipe
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Default Job offer in Ontario to Accountants

Hi all:

Does anyone know about the job offer to accountants specially CMA. I
have a bachelor degree in accounting from a peruvian university, i
have several years of experience in banks like citibank, BNP and i
worked in PWC. I want to upgrade my degree with the CMA. Is it a good
idea? or CA?

thanks in advance

Felipe
 
Old Apr 3rd 2003, 11:20 pm
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Konws
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I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and
Wales i.e. CA designation. For me and other CAs from Australia,
Scotland and certain US CPAs, there is an option to take the Chartered
Accountants Reciprocity Examination in Canada in order to obtain the
CA designation in Canada.

However, if you have just a degree, you may have to go through the
whole works i.e. train with a firm of accountants and take all the
exams to qualify as a Canadian CA.

You can check out the info on www.cica.ca.

There are a few other professional accountancy designations you may
wish to consider like CMA, CGA. There are associations in each
province for each of them. You can easily search the net for more info
on them. I think invariably, there will be exams to take plus maybe a
training period.

Hope this helps.
 
Old Apr 4th 2003, 9:56 am
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Felipe
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[email protected] (konws) wrote in message news:...
    > I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and
    > Wales i.e. CA designation. For me and other CAs from Australia,
    > Scotland and certain US CPAs, there is an option to take the Chartered
    > Accountants Reciprocity Examination in Canada in order to obtain the
    > CA designation in Canada.
    >
    > However, if you have just a degree, you may have to go through the
    > whole works i.e. train with a firm of accountants and take all the
    > exams to qualify as a Canadian CA.
    >
    > You can check out the info on www.cica.ca.
    >
    > There are a few other professional accountancy designations you may
    > wish to consider like CMA, CGA. There are associations in each
    > province for each of them. You can easily search the net for more info
    > on them. I think invariably, there will be exams to take plus maybe a
    > training period.
    >

Thanks a lot konws , I have some questions for you i hope you dont mind
1.If you live in Canada ...What do you think about the job offer for accountants.
2. I want to find job faster. What designation CMA or CGA do you recomended?

Thanks again
 
Old Apr 4th 2003, 10:53 am
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Default Re: Job offer in Ontario to Accountants

Originally posted by Konws
I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and
Wales i.e. CA designation. For me and other CAs from Australia,
Scotland and certain US CPAs, there is an option to take the Chartered
Accountants Reciprocity Examination in Canada in order to obtain the
CA designation in Canada.

However, if you have just a degree, you may have to go through the
whole works i.e. train with a firm of accountants and take all the
exams to qualify as a Canadian CA.

You can check out the info on www.cica.ca.

There are a few other professional accountancy designations you may
wish to consider like CMA, CGA. There are associations in each
province for each of them. You can easily search the net for more info
on them. I think invariably, there will be exams to take plus maybe a
training period.

Hope this helps.
I have seen studies (published in peer-reviewed journals) that show that Canadian accountants are generally more ethical than American ones. I wonder to what degree are American accountancy certifications valid/respected in Canada.
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Old Apr 6th 2003, 7:21 pm
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    > Thanks a lot konws , I have some questions for you i hope you dont mind
    > 1.If you live in Canada ...What do you think about the job offer for accountants.

Be ready to face the 'No Canadian Experience' OR 'You are too
experienced for this position' issues, although it is quite likely
that your international experience is probably equivalent.

On a slightly brighter note, most new internationally qualified
accountants get by with contract work earning between $20-$30 p.h till
they can land a permanent position. The market for contract work is
pretty erratic though.

Your best bet would be to contact the larger recruitment agencies to
determine the prospects for contract or permanent work for your
experience. They would probably want to meet you prior to commenting
on your prospects.


    > 2. I want to find job faster. What designation CMA or CGA do you recomended?

???


    >
    > Thanks again
 
Old Apr 7th 2003, 3:50 am
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Margaret
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Default Re: Job offer in Ontario to Accountants

I'm an Accountant in Vancouver.

I asked a few Accountants here about the difference
and I was told that to get a CA, you have to go the long
route by working in a firm of accountants like Price
Waterhouse, Peat Marwick, etc

I was also told that on the west coast e.g. Vancouver, the CGA is the
preferred designation, though many establishments also accept
the CMA or CA just as well

I was told that in Ontario, the CMA is the preferred designation

I have applied for admission to the CGA program since I am in Vancouver.
They let you get credits for your college accounting courses, so you
don't have to start at the beginning

I have found recruiting agencies good for advice. But one honestly told
me that most firms he represents prefer people with Canadian experience.
So without it, you're unlikely to be referred to his clients. Also without
the designation, they are unwilling to hear from you. But I got good advice
re: what jobs I fit in best in Canada and what salary I should ask for

But there are firms out there that will hire people with American experience
even without certification. I've had 4 interviews with such companies.
You just have to look extra hard to find them. Within 2 months I've been
successful at landing a part-time position in a firm of chartered
accountants
that will be converted into a part-time position if I do well there within 3
months. Right now for me, the most important thing is getting the Canadian
experience, so I'm happy

Good luck

Margaret



"Anmol" wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > > Thanks a lot konws , I have some questions for you i hope you dont mind
    > > 1.If you live in Canada ...What do you think about the job offer for
accountants.
    > Be ready to face the 'No Canadian Experience' OR 'You are too
    > experienced for this position' issues, although it is quite likely
    > that your international experience is probably equivalent.
    > On a slightly brighter note, most new internationally qualified
    > accountants get by with contract work earning between $20-$30 p.h till
    > they can land a permanent position. The market for contract work is
    > pretty erratic though.
    > Your best bet would be to contact the larger recruitment agencies to
    > determine the prospects for contract or permanent work for your
    > experience. They would probably want to meet you prior to commenting
    > on your prospects.
    > > 2. I want to find job faster. What designation CMA or CGA do you
recomended?
    > ???
    > >
    > > Thanks again
 

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