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Association Filipino-Canadian Accountants in Toronto

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Miniphilippines.com is a sucker for introducing migrant Filipino groups and networks. One such organization is the Association of Filipino Canadian Accountants or AFCA. This non-profit organization boasts 400 members and is affiliated with the National Council of Philippine American Canadian Accountants (NCPACA), an umbrella organization of Filipino accountants from 10 major cities in North America.

Accountants and students alike list the AFCA roster whose jobs as accounting clerks, bookkeepers to accounting managers, controllers and even government auditors. The association also helps in evaluating credentials and qualifications for new immigrant members with Canadian accounting bodies. Free income tax preparation programs for seniors and low income groups, and personalized training on computerized bookkeeping are some the community services AFCA does.

The AFCA was formed in 1978 by a group of six accountants and auditors in Toronto, mostly working at Revenue Canada. After one year, together with five other accountants, they formally called themselves the AFCA. Winston Lim served as its first president. In ten years time, AFCA joined NCPACA. It was only in 1996 that AFCA was incorporated and received the Letters Patent from the Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relation in Canada.

Today, the AFCA is organizing its two-day 4th Professional Development Convention on September 26 and 27, 2015, at The Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport. Technical sessions featuring accounting and business topics, and forums on tax, public accounting and politics will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on the first day and 8:00 to 12:00 noon on the second day. These sessions will feature dynamic and popular speakers who are highly respected in the accounting and business industry in Canada. Convention fee for members is $150 while non-members pay $185.

For more information, visit their website at www.afcatoronto.ca.

Title photo from philippinereporter.com.

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