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The University of Waterloo and the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario are pleased to partner in offering additional training in the area of Auditing Practice and Federal Income Taxation.
All questions regarding courses (e.g., schedules, examinations, locations, grades and deferrals) should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-387-2991 ext 106.
Upcoming Start Date: Monday, May 13, 2013
(Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 7, 2013).
Note: Tax and Audit courses must be completed in succession (i.e., Tax I is a pre-requisite for Tax II, Audit II is a pre-requisite for Audit III, etc.). A passing grade of at least 65% must be achieved in pre-requisite in order to be eligible to enrol in the subsequent course.
We hope you are prepared for an active and engaging learning experience. Taxation, all appearances to the contrary, is a lively and engaging area of study. Clashing interpretations of tax law can spark energetic debates - especially when your own money is involved! It is often unclear how tax laws should be applied to real life situations, with no pre-existing "answer" to a dispute. The study of taxation thus requires independent analysis, argumentation, and interpretation. Memorization of facts and formulas will not take us very far in the study of taxation.
Since discussion and debate are so vital for learning about taxation, these courses will be highly participatory. You will not only be reading about taxation in this course. You will also be working with other students to assess and resolve tax situations. Everything you read will be applied to solve problems, and you will have to convince others of the correctness of your approach. Thus, in this course, you will be "learning by doing", not just learning by reading.
The Taxation material is divided into 3 courses – Taxation I, Taxation II, and Taxation III. Each course is 12 weeks in length, plus two assessment components – a midterm and a final exam, and builds on the competencies acquired through the prior course. While the time required to complete each week may vary, the expected minimum time commitment is 15 hours per week.
For Taxation I, II, and III the website will facilitate candidate learning though directed readings and the completion of group assignments. These groups will be composed of 4 - 5 individuals and candidates will have access to a group forum hosted on the course web site in order to assist groups who are geographically dispersed.
The Auditing material is divided into three courses – Audit I, Audit II and Audit III. Each course is 10 - 13 weeks in length, plus three assessment components – case questions, a midterm and a final examination. You must complete the entire course within the prescribed time limit and be available to write exams on the required dates. While the time required to complete each weekly module may vary significantly, the expected time commitment is 10 - 12 hours per week.
Note: the grading for Audit II includes successful completion of case questions from Modules containing Advanced Topics on a pass / fail basis. The mid-term and final exams will be proctored by Certified Management Accountants of Ontario at locations across Canada.
Detailed PowerPoint lessons support the readings and are narrated by the instructor of the class. The lessons are available online. Additionally, online discussion boards will facilitate learning and provide students with access to the instructor and other classmates.
The Audit I to Audit III online courses are supported by LEARN, the University of Waterloo's online learning management system. Before taking one of these courses, please check your system to ensure it meets the minimum requirements. High speed Internet access is a requirement for these courses.
Major parts of the course focus on elements of the context in which auditing is carried out, including such topics as:
The cost of the textbooks is the responsibility of the student. You should acquire the textbooks prior to the start of the course. When ordering, please review the options thoroughly. Please note that you may purchase your course material either directly from the publisher or through the University of Waterloo Bookstore.
To order, please access www.cch.ca and copy the title of the book (including the quotation marks) in the Search. If you require a copy of the Introduction to Federal Income Taxation in Canada and the Canadian Income Tax Act with Regulations please select the bundled option. If not, select the Introduction to Federal Income Taxation in Canada.
Audit I and Audit II
The CICA Handbooks can be either purchased from Knotia.ca or directly from the CA Store where non-member versions are available in either electronic or hard copy formats. You can either purchase a hard copy of the Handbook (cost $440 for 2 books) or get an electronic subscription/DVD. The electronic format/subscription is updated regularly.
Purchase from University of Waterloo Bookstore
Please direct any questions regarding textbook acquisition to email@example.com or 1-800-387-2991 ext 106.
After the start of the course, refunds will not be available to candidates who voluntarily decide to withdraw.
Examination: Candidates will be required to sit for the midterm and final exams on the indicated date at a specified centre arranged by their respective provincial bodies. This information will be emailed to students at least 7 business days prior to the examination date.
Examination No Show (i.e., Failure to Appear): It will be considered an attempt and a failure if a candidate, who has not been granted a formal deferral by the CMA Ontario, does not appear at the assigned examination centre for a mid-term and a final examination.
Examination Deferrals: An examination deferral will only be granted in extenuating circumstances. Normal employment related obligations (i.e., month and year-end, tax season, special projects are not considered for a deferral). Applications for deferrals must be submitted in writing and must be supported by the appropriate documentation.
Examination Results: The results of midterm and final examination are posted 3 weeks after the examination. The grades are only accessible by students and instructors. Under no circumstances will results be released by telephone.
A mark of 65% must be attained in the course in order for a student to achieve a pass and proceed to the next course.
Fee for Each Course: $960.50 ($850 + $110.50 HST). Payment is by Visa, MasterCard or American Express only.
A recent review of the eligibility of the Audit and Tax courses for the education amount has determined the Audit courses qualify for four part-time months and the Tax courses qualify for three part-time months of study. T2022A slip(s) will be sent to you for inclusion with filing of your tax return.
Note: A student needs to be enrolled in three or more of these courses in the same term to qualify for full-time status in that term.
You will receive acknowledgement from the University of Waterloo of your request after submitting your registration details. Following the verification of your status with the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario, payment will be processed and you will receive an electronic receipt and detailed instructions including online log-in information by email. This process will take approximately one week.
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