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studentofcommerce
#1 Posted : Sunday, March 13, 2011 5:46:38 PM
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CFA vs CA. Who makes more money and more job opportunities?

Need your advice.
jzliu
#2 Posted : Sunday, March 13, 2011 5:50:39 PM
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why not get CA and CFA designation? :P
Waterloo Accounting & Financial Management 2016

g93
#3 Posted : Sunday, March 13, 2011 6:00:04 PM
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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
thekidnextdoor
#4 Posted : Friday, March 18, 2011 10:49:48 PM
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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.
University of Waterloo
Accounting and Financial Management - Public Accounting
Class of 2016
Haru
#5 Posted : Saturday, March 19, 2011 10:37:27 AM
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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?
Mathematics/Chartered Accountancy
University of Waterloo Class of 2016

BSchoolMaster
#6 Posted : Saturday, March 19, 2011 1:08:12 PM
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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.
Bachelor of Commerce in Finance & Economics 2014
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