Standards Enforcement Officer
An Opportunity To Play a Critical Role
In Complaints of Professional Misconduct
As the conduit to CPA Ontario’s disciplinary process, the Standards Enforcement team (“SE”) plays a critical role in the assessment and evaluation of complaints of professional misconduct. SE is responsible for reviewing every complaint to ensure that the public can expect effective and efficient regulation of the profession and that members, students and firms who may be subject to a complaint are granted timely due process.
CPA Ontario is currently in search of a proactive, high-performing CPA to join our Standards Enforcement team as a Standards Enforcement Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading preliminary investigations of complaints of professional misconduct, providing technical and investigative assistance on confidential and sensitive regulatory matters as well as collaborating with others to enhance the team’s digitalization efforts. The successful candidate will also participate in and lead strategic projects to support the organization’s regulatory priorities.
What You’ll Be Doing:
Leading preliminary investigations of complaints of professional misconduct made against CPA Ontario members, students and firms. This includes communicating (verbally and in writing), with complainants and respondents to gather sufficient and appropriate information and supporting documentation about complaints.
Providing technical accounting and assurance subject matter expertise on preliminary investigations of complaints of professional misconduct made against CPA Ontario members, students and firms.
Reviewing materials provided by the parties to a complaint, conducting research, and developing risk-adjusted case plans to gather and process evidence and to assess whether a breach of the CPA Code of Professional Conduct or, as applicable, Student Code of Conduct, may have occurred.
Preparing reports and related document briefs that will be relied upon by the Director, Standards Enforcement and/or the Professional Conduct Committee in carrying out its respective mandates.
Leading and/or participating in special projects and initiatives and liaising with other areas of the organization in support of the organization’s strategic and/or regulatory priorities.
Participating in CPA Ontario and CPA Canada committees, working groups and task forces on matters related to or impacting the CPA Code of Professional Conduct or the operations of the Standards Enforcement department.
Who You Are:
A post-secondary graduate who has successfully completed the CPA designation and are a member in good standing with CPA Ontario.
Experienced in public accounting within a regulatory or compliance environment.
A demonstrated multi-tasker who excels in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with a proven ability to manage a complex, multi-issue and diverse caseload.
A proven collaborator and communicator (verbal and written) with excellent interpersonal, public speaking, presentation, and report writing skills.
A proactive, self-starter with positive energy and a drive for continuous improvement.
Digitally fluent with excellent proficiency using Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Salesforce; familiarity with Power BI or other data analytics tools is highly preferred.
What We Offer:
A fast-paced environment. Collaboration, innovation, and passionate professionals are at our core. We relentlessly pursue what’s next to unlock the full potential of you and us together.
Flexible work environments. As part of our Hybrid work culture, we provide flexible, remote work options to support you in your career, in addition to in-office teamwork and collaboration.
Diversity and inclusion. We recognize the value in our differences and prioritize inclusivity to bring together the best talent to protect the public, advance the profession and enable CPAs to lead business and society forward.
Ongoing learning and career growth. We want your career to skyrocket. We support unlimited career advancement and professional development opportunities with learning investments to promote your future growth. Thrive with us.
Focus on your well-being. With industry leading benefits and wellness programs, including a healthy lifestyle allowance, mental health resources and more, we’re committed to your well-being.
Who We Are:
We protect the public. We advance the profession. We enable CPAs to lead business and society forward. We ensure that our 100,000 members and 21,000 students meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. We help them stay ahead of global market trends and abreast of regulatory change. CPAs represent a globally recognized, premium designation. Our Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations in all industries for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, management skills and leadership. We believe that success happens when both business and society benefit. For information on the profession visit: cpaontario.ca.
Why The Next Step In Your Career Is With CPA Ontario:
At CPA Ontario, we are committed to building high-performance teams. Our selection process is thorough, and all candidate applications are reviewed. Should your qualifications and experience meet the requirements of this role, a member of our recruitment team will contact you. We encourage you to set up CPA Ontario job alerts for positions that align to your experience and career goals.
CPA Ontario is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Accommodation Required” in the subject line to provide your contact information. A member of the Recruitment team will contact you within 48 hours.