For students pursuing a professional designation... the CA, CMA and CGA designations have joined forces to become the Chartered Professional Accountants - or CPA!

Are you interested in a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant by obtaining the "CPA" designation? We can help you make that objective a reality!

All AC Group member firms make it a priority to provide on-going mentoring and assistance to students completing CPA program requirements.Through our AC Mentor Program, supplementary notes, workshops, seminars, and CFE Prep training sessions, you'll get the support you need to succeed in achieving your accreditation!!

AC Group member firms regularly recruit and train highly motivated and qualified individuals interested in completing the education and experience requirements required to become a professional accountant, and we're proud of the quality of the training that we offer.

Not only do we provide support and assistance to students in completing their educational requirements, the learning that takes place as a result of serving a broad range of different clients in an equally wide range of industries, is rather unique to our type of practices. We are large enough to meet the various rigorous requirements to be approved as training offices, as well as to offer the necessary mentoring and support so important to a student. On the other hand, our clients are small enough for our students to get firsthand experience in all aspects of services provided by a professional accountant. Further, during your training, you'll have plenty of opportunity to rapidly take on greater responsibility for the management and administration of each engagement, which we believe makes for better training experience.

“Having worked for a large accounting firm and then the AC group through the ASCA education process, it is clear that there is a distinct advantage of choosing the AC group.  I was supported by everyone in the office, provided flexible arrangements to ensure that I was able to put sufficient time into my studying and had all the resources I could ask for provided by the AC group.  The AC group is invested in developing local professionals who wish to succeed and lead in our region and the investment starts with the students going through the program” - John Alexander, 2013 UFE Grad & Graduate with Top Marks in Atlantic Canada

A final benefit of training with one of our member firms is that you will obtain a designation which is in high demand throughout all of Canada and also internationally, allowing you to select the route you wish your career to take. However, we believe that the opportunities and benefits of working in our firms will go a long way to convincing you that there is tremendous opportunity, and reward, to staying in Atlantic Canada and playing a part in the success of businesses within our communities.

Information on the various professional designations and their qualification program can be obtained by contacting the CPA Atlantic School of Business.

Student Opportunities

  • Co-op Student (Fall 2023)
  • Wolfville, NS - CPA Student (2024)