Pre-Certification Officer, Examinations

CPA Ontario
130 King St W
September 15, 2023
October 15, 2023
Job Type
CPA status
CPA Member

An Opportunity To Use Your CPA To

Play A Key Role In CPA Ontario Student Examinations 


CPA Ontario is currently in search of a Pre-Certification Officer who will support various aspects of the Pre-Certification Program in Ontario with a focus on Examinations. As the Pre-Certification Officer, you will be responsible for overseeing and providing leadership to the Examinations Team as they plan and deliver Professional Education Program (PEP), Preparatory (PREP) and other professional exams across the province of Ontario. Reporting to the Director, Pre-Certification Program, you will also manage the student examination accommodations process and support the student experience by providing guidance and managing escalations relating to PEP modules and exams. 


What You’ll Be Doing:

Overseeing the work of the examinations team who are responsible for planning, executing, and reconciling all examinations offered within Ontario.

Managing the accommodations process for students, and working with the Examinations Team to ensure the granted accommodations are properly documented and executed at the exam centres.

Supporting the PEP student experience by responding to inquiries and escalations as well as providing support and guidance.

Collaborating with CPA Canada on exam procedures and regulations as well as testing examination software. 

Participating in the National Examination Working Group where you will influence how exams are delivered as well as improvements to examination processes and regulations. 

Training outside contractors who provide CFE counselling to students on next steps in the program.

Supporting the Pre-Certification Officer, Exam Operations with the administration of examination facilities, examination budgeting, and hiring of external contractors, as needed.


Who You Are:

A post-secondary graduate who has completed the CPA program and is a CPA member in good standing with at least 5 years of post-qualification work experience. Knowledge of the CPA student process is highly preferred.

A strong leader with well-developed people and team management skills and the proven ability to work well under pressure, prioritize, multi- task, and meet deadlines, in a fast-paced environment.

An effective communicator with excellent interpersonal, customer service, public speaking, relationship building and negotiating skills with a demonstrated ability to use solid judgement to handle challenging situations with professionalism, tact and diplomacy.

Digitally fluent with Word, Excel (advanced with the ability to design and build macros), PowerPoint, Outlook, Sharepoint, One Drive and TEAMS. Experience with Salesforce or a similar CRM would be an asset.

A critical thinker with excellent time management, organization and problem solving skills.

Flexible and available to work outside of standard business hours when required, which includes some weekends.


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:


We Appreciate Your Interest In CPA Ontario And This Position: 

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 with “Accommodation Required” in the subject line to provide your contact information. A member of the Recruitment team will contact you within 48 hours.

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