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Evolve your accounting experience with an Intermediate Accounting II Certificate

Are you ready to continue your journey to Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) accreditation? Our Level 3: Certificate in Intermediate Accounting II will help you deepen your accounting knowledge even further and keep building your industry expertise. This is the third certificate in The Chang School’s four-part certificate series:

Our Accounting Certificate Series offers in-depth skills training and hands-on experience to help you master those CPA enabling competencies and give you the best possible start in your accounting certification and CPA career. (Not sure if you want to go the CPA route quite yet? This certificate will set you up for success in any career that requires in-depth accounting knowledge.)

The Intermediate Accounting II Certificate will build on the fundamental knowledge and specialized skills you built in your Level 1 and Level 2 accounting certificates. In this certificate, you’ll take your must-have accounting skills to the next level, mastering financial accounting and managerial finance. You’ll also gain experience in intermediate cost and management accounting. We value the soft skills, too, so you’ll also learn valuable communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, and writing strategies, via case analysis.

All these courses can be completed online (with in-person exams), so you can complete your certificate in accounting on your own schedule and timeline.

The accounting courses in the Certificate in Intermediate Accounting II qualify as preparatory courses for the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). Once you complete all four accounting certificates, you can apply for the CPA PEP. And, after you complete the PEP, you’ll be eligible to write the three-day Common Final Examination (CFE) exam.

You’re well on your way to completing your accounting certification and CPA prep: now let’s take the next step together.

Who should take this Intermediate Accounting II certificate?

  • You’re a working professional with the goal of pivoting your career into accounting or finance and want to do accounting courses online
  • You’re a college or university graduate in a non-accounting field who wants to pursue the CPA designation
  • You’re a newcomer to Canada who wants to take an accounting certificate in Canada to build your Canadian resume and help secure a job
  • You’re a business owner or manager who wants to enhance your accounting knowledge

What will you learn while taking the Intermediate Accounting II certificate?

You’ll get: 

  • Key CPA intermediate-level skills and enabling competencies in financial reporting, finance, and management accounting
  • Communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills and writing strategies via extensive case analysis
  • Four courses accredited by the CPA that count towards the PEP prerequisite
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Note: There has been a recent curriculum change. If you registered in the certificate prior to July 2, 2023, you can find curriculum details of your year of registration at the archived calendar. If you’re considering following the revised curriculum and would like help in reviewing your options, reach out to our Client Services team at

Career Options

This certificate can prepare you for jobs like:

  • Accounting assistant
  • Accounting clerk
  • Accounting receivable or payable clerk
  • Accounting technician
  • Bookkeeper
  • Budget analyst
  • Business or credit analyst
  • Fund accountant
  • Payroll officer
  • Property accountant

Certificate Requirements

  • 4 required courses
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+

Admission Criteria

Completion of Levels 1 and 2 in the Accounting Certificate Series.



  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • With 6 Grade 12 U or M credits
  • Mature student status

If you’re an undergraduate student, you should be aware of possible certificate restrictions. For complete details, check Curriculum Advising.


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