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DMA™ Accounting Services Specialist Designation Program

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Advanced Bookkeeping and Accounting Courses

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DMA™ - Accounting Services Specialist Designation

Take six courses

As a designated specialist, provide high level advice with deep knowledge and top skills in your field. Study time is flexible—take up to 18 months to finish.

Take one course

A Great Way to Start. Earn a respected Certificate of Achievement in a course of your choice and up to 30 CE/CPD Credits. Take up to 3 months to complete your studies.

Design Your Study Path

Take 6 Courses to Earn Your Designation

Differentiate Yourself as a Specialist

With your in-depth knowledge and high-level skills, you’ll assist clients with accurate data processing and compliance procedures.

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Basic Bookkeeping in a Digital World

Bookkeeping in a Digital World is the perfect course for professionals in the bookkeeping, tax and financial services who wish to train their administrative staff to prepare company books, or for those with the professional role of preparing books for others.

Accounting for Multiple Business Profiles

In this course, you will learn to manage the bookkeeping functions for a variety of companies to deliver financial results from the simplest to a complex company. Using the features of SAGE 50 and Intuit QuickBooks Desktop, learn advanced bookkeeping for a variety of business profiles.

Advanced Payroll for Small Business

Advanced Payroll will help you become a more astute compliance manager that prepares accurate payroll, who understands the necessary requirements of an employer, federally and provincially, and who can meet the demands of an evolving digital workforce.

​Especially in light of family business tax changes; and new technology advancements at CRA, a financial intermediary who can integrate advice on all aspects of a financial transaction – from banking to tax reporting - will be well positioned to help both new market entrants and older clients with tax problems it’s high value advice that crosses all demographics.

Budgeting and Forecasting for Small Business

This course in the Bookkeeping Services Specialist designation program is ideal for bookkeeping, tax, and financial service professionals to gain the skills needed to assist or direct the budgeting process. The course contains references to IFRS and ASPE as well as an updated QuickBooks example.

Managing Tax Audit Risk for Small Business

This online certificate course helps position small business owners for potential tax audits in 2021- 2023 with a concise pathway to navigate the complex rules and comprehensive documentation they will need to satisfy queries from clients and manage risk with the CRA.

Accounting for Business Growth and Transition

This course addresses a range of areas that might be encountered during the evolution and growth of a company. Topics include organizational structures, consolidated financial statements, foreign exchange, due diligence requirements, and approaches for structuring a business transition.

Preferred Tuition Rates for Designates and Graduates

(Your tuition rates will be calculated during registration)


Most organizations recognize courses provided by Knowledge Bureau, awarding 1 CE/CPD per hour of studies. If submitting to any professional body, review their standards for continuing education prior to submission. All education provided by Knowledge Bureau is recognized for Knowledge Bureau Designation requirements.

DMA™ Designation Program: 180 CE credits with Knowledge Bureau​

“Having graduated from this designation program with honors, I have enriched my knowledge, improved professional business skills that expands my future career path. Overall, it is an excellent experience to explore throughout the program.”

Connie H.M. Zhu, BC

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• Personal course selection consultation
• Virtual campus orientation
• Lesson and study plans
• Personal instructor email support
• Comprehensive Knowledge Journal
• EverGreen Online Research Library
• Knowledge Bureau calculators
• Testing and certification
• CE/CPD accreditation
• Examination, certification and designation

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Complement your online education with CE Summits. Held in November, January and May, these one-day, instructor-led workshops offer peer-to-peer learning experiences to students who prefer studying in groups.


Annual three-day Distinguished Advisor Conferences focus on finding solutions for the challenges faced by businesses in a global marketplace.

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