CFA vs CA. Who makes more money and more job opportunities?

studentofcommerce
Posted: 7:03AM March 13, 2011 UTC
CFA vs CA. Who makes more money and more job opportunities?

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jzliu
Posted: 7:03AM March 13, 2011 UTC
why not get CA and CFA designation? :P
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g93
Posted: 7:03AM March 13, 2011 UTC
2009 CA Salary Report here if you want to see it.

As jzliu said, you could get a CA + CFA, or you could go CMA + CFA
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thekidnextdoor
Posted: 7:03AM March 18, 2011 UTC
Well, if you go into the Accounting & Financial Management program at Waterloo, you'll find that a lot of their students are pursuing both the CA and CFA designations. That said, you can go to almost any undergraduate school and still get a CA and a CFA designation within a few years upon graduation (working hours not included).

There are tons of people with a CA designation out there; there are tons of people with a CFA designation out there. If you really want to distinguish yourself in the workplace, I would recommend you get both.
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Haru
Posted: 7:03AM March 19, 2011 UTC
I would think CFAs earn more just cause they take 3 of the most difficult professional exams in the world plus they need more work experience to get their charter. more work = more pay. logical guess?
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BSchoolMaster
Posted: 7:03AM March 19, 2011 UTC
@Haru wrote
I would think CFAs earn more just cause they take 3 of the most difficult professional exams in the world plus they need more work experience to get their charter. more work = more pay. logical guess?



CFA is a voluntary charter while CA is mandatory for certain accounting practices. In real life, effort doesnt always equal return.
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