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Jun 30th, 2012, 10:05 PM
I'm looking to expand my options by taking a post-grad college program (Conestoga) for the first 3 levels of the CGA program. I've nearly finish a CFP - Financial Planning Program at George Brown. I've got a HBA in Psych. I'm planning for a CGA, CFP.
Will 2 designations give me a leg up for employment?
Jun 30th, 2012, 11:45 PM
Not really. Get some experience that will help you obtain one of your designations while you're in school. Preferably the cga designation. Good luck.
Jul 1st, 2012, 10:21 PM
I see lots of accounting types with their CSC courses or similar. The financial planning you do for a company has nothing to do with the the planning that an individual would require.
The only place where they would meet is if you were doing tax planning, knowledge from the CFP and the CGA might be helpful but that's pretty minimal. Concentrate on one or the other is my advice.
Jul 2nd, 2012, 10:23 PM
Thanks guys. Thing is, i'm leaning towards doing both (education at least) in order to expand my options. Also to see what i like and get a better understanding of how business works in and out. Hopefully accounting will help with that.