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AFM-FM for CA

A photo of jefferyupaul jefferyupaul
Hey guys, I just got 'alternated' from PA into FM for the AFM program at Waterloo. If I am aiming to become a CA, what will the major differences be if i was in PA? Is it only that FM coop placements wont find you CA placements?

BTW, do you need to do co-op at CA training offices to be eligible to become a CA, or is that exempted if you do the MAcc (Masters of Accounting 5th year)?
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A photo of thecookiemonster thecookiemonster
The difference is that PA students get access to Waterloo's JobMine, where the recruiters post their CA jobs. FM students will have to go out and get these jobs on their own.

As a result, it is harder to get Big 4 and CATO jobs while in FM, although far from impossible.

You must be at a CATO to have your experience count. The MAcc does not exempt you from the CA experience requirements, only the two exams (CKE + SOA)
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@thecookiemonster wrote
The difference is that PA students get access to Waterloo's JobMine, where the recruiters post their CA jobs. FM students will have to go out and get these jobs on their own.

As a result, it is harder to get Big 4 and CATO jobs while in FM, although far from impossible.

You must be at a CATO to have your experience count. The MAcc does not exempt you from the CA experience requirements, only the two exams (CKE + SOA)



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A photo of jefferyupaul jefferyupaul
so you guys still think its worth it to accept if I'm going for my CA? or should i switch my designation to a CFA - but can't i do that side by side with my CA?
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@jefferyupaul wrote
so you guys still think its worth it to accept if I'm going for my CA? or should i switch my designation to a CFA - but can't i do that side by side with my CA?



Hmm, I always thought you could get your CFA after your CA. I think that would be a better step.
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A photo of thecookiemonster thecookiemonster

@waazup wrote

@jefferyupaul wrote
so you guys still think its worth it to accept if I'm going for my CA? or should i switch my designation to a CFA - but can't i do that side by side with my CA?



Hmm, I always thought you could get your CFA after your CA. I think that would be a better step.


You could, although there would be little point to it.
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