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CGA is it worth it??????

 
abydad
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CGA is it worth it??????
I am 29 and willing to get CGA designation, is it worth doing or is it waste of time...???? please advice...!!!!!
would appriciate veiws from people doing CGA or are CGA


 
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Post ID: 47260 11-05-05 19:53:32
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me2canada
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Hi Abydad,

Considering jobs are usually regulated, it would be safest to obtain a certification in anything you do to enter that field in Canada. Be it a chef, driver, trash collector or public service officer, everyone has to be certified to able to perform a set of duties, that's how Canada works.

Given this, it would be always advisable to pursue the CGA designation but once a CGA you cannot audit for public limited companies, this can only be done by CAs who qualify from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

In the line of CGA is CMA which is mostly for people wanting to become Financial Managers etc.

Same as your age, at 29, even I want to pusue CGA once I'm in Canada. I have sent you a PM with my details, do get in touch.

Thanks

Me2Canada

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Post ID: 47294 12-05-05 10:01:52
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abydad
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since cga takes a long time....is it possible to get a good job in accounting if you are at level 3 or 4 ?????
what is averge earninig of a cga or a level 4 cga student any idea ..?????


 
Post ID: 47302 12-05-05 10:35:30
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apsingla
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hi,
I started doing CGA from 2nd level and now I was in 4th level when we moved to USA. But it is really good to pursue CGA, even if you write on your resume that you are enrolled with CGA you'll get good jobs. what I have noticed is that once you enter in a company than it does not matter whether you are a CGA or not, if you have brains ... company would help you complete your CGA. I know Sears did it for one of our classmates. But to enter in a company you have to enroll.

Employment agencies like Accountemps, would not even register you if you do not have good canadian Accounting experience or enrolled in CGA (or similar course) Once you get register with them they get you good jobs too. It's a very reputed agency for Accounting people.

Later on if you want to move to USA (Better rates), you have to have a degree to work here. I regret that I did not complete it. I would say complete it ASAP.


 
Post ID: 103640 15-07-07 02:39:42
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apsingla
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I forgot to mention about the income part. Well, with agency do not expect more than $12- $15 per hour. (remember that I am talking about my experience only) it depends a lot what company you are working for and what kind of job you are doing. I was working as Accounts payable (but eventually, started taking more responsibilities). Later on after 6 months or so I got offered $18.
I know one more thing is that companies prefer women over men in accounting department. they might not say it because they cannot but they like to hire women because they normally do not change there jobs so frequently. Again thats from my personal experience.


 
Post ID: 103641 15-07-07 02:47:01
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lana2005
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If you are still in outside Canada, please complete US CPA before landing in Canada. That will open the doors to pursue Canadian CA much more easily. The rules are little weird. If you do CPA before landing is more beneficial than doing it after landing. I did my CPA after landing so to pursue Canadian CA. I have to write more exams. I donot know exact rules. But please make enquiries.



 
Post ID: 103651 15-07-07 14:36:32
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chandresh
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Quote:
Originally posted by abydad

I am 29 and willing to get CGA designation, is it worth doing or is it waste of time...???? please advice...!!!!!
would appriciate veiws from people doing CGA or are CGA



NO IT IS NOT WORTH:

if your are an engineer and have experience in that field and want to remain in that field.

or, if you are a doctor and wish to pursue a career in your field of study

or if you are a musician and do not want to do anything with accounting.

or if you are a businessman and just want to run your own business,

or, if you simply do not want to do accounting.

What do you say?? Isn't is a fitting answer to your question?



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Post ID: 103658 15-07-07 16:58:24
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lana2005
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Well, assumed that the person requesting info is in accounting field. Even if you are not Indian CA, you could still write US CPA. I know one guy from India, he is just B.Com. but passed US CPA easily. If you are in India, I am sure there are lot of classes available for US CPA exams.

 
Post ID: 103659 15-07-07 17:49:02
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apsingla
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Thanks for sharing this Lana. I did not knwo that. I was thinking about doing CPA.

 
Post ID: 103672 15-07-07 20:26:45
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me2canada
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Doing CPA from Canada, need some direction!!


I think it makes more sense to do CPA first. After CPA, if you also want to do CGA, then you can start at PACE level (which is the last level). Athough after you become a CPA you won't be required to do anything else, however you can further your credentials by doing CGA or adapting to the Canadian CA. The point is that it makes your career path a lot faster thru CPA.

I am planning to do CPA myself being just a B.Com from India. Also, with CPA you have lots of jobs opportunities within Canada and US.

Is there anybody who can help me with some information on doing CPA from Canada:

1. How do I make arrangements for my evaluation through a US state board?
2. Which state is best to apply from (for Indian, B.Com guy like me).
3. What must I do first, apply for the exam first, do the evaluation first or start studying first??

Please help!!


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