Accountant II

Ontario Securities Commission
Toronto (City), Ontario
September 21, 2023
September 30, 2023
Job Type
Contract, Full-time
CPA status
CPA Member

Who We Are


The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is the statutory body responsible for regulating Ontario’s capital markets in accordance with the mandate established in the provincial Securities Act and the Commodity Futures Act. The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair, efficient and competitive capital markets and confidence in the capital markets, to foster capital formation, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk. This mandate is performed through policy, operational, adjudication and enforcement work. The OSC also contributes to national and global securities regulation development.


We offer an inclusive, diverse, fair, and flexible work environment and take pride in our challenging and rewarding work.


The Corporate Finance Branch (CF) is currently looking for an Accountant II to join the team. CF is responsible for the regulation in Ontario of public companies and companies raising capital in the exempt market. Corporate Finance also plays an active role in policy development within the OSC and the Canadian Securities Administrators.


What you will do:


As an Accountant II, you will work on a multi-disciplinary team, where you will provide financial disclosure and accounting-related securities expertise. This is an exciting opportunity for a CPA to gain further familiarity with the public and private markets, including the nature of the companies participating in those markets and the types of securities offered.


You will be given opportunities to:


  • Review prospectuses, exempt market activities, and continuous disclosure filings by public companies to assess market participants’ compliance with securities law Consider applications for discretionary relief from securities legislation Adapt regulatory principles to industry trends and emerging issues Leverage and further develop stakeholder relationship management skills through regular interactions with companies, their advisors, their counsel and representatives from other provincial securities and international regulators.

You may also be asked to participate in projects or reviews that impact public or private markets, which will provide an excellent opportunity to further develop both project and file management skills, as well as communication skills through presentations internally and potentially externally. This role will provide you with exposure to complex and novel accounting issues in the capital markets.


What you need to be successful in this role


  • You are a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in good standing in Ontario You have a minimum of 4 years of post-CPA designation relevant experience in Canadian capital markets, financial services and/or a securities regulatory environment You have comprehensive knowledge of technical accounting standards (IFRS) Knowledge of the securities industry would be an asset You have concise written and verbal communication skills You have an interest in the concepts and principles that underlie accounting and securities regulation and an ability to apply those concepts and principles in the regulation of Ontario’s capital markets You have demonstrated the ability to establish collaborative working relationships and engage with internal and external stakeholders You have demonstrated proficiency in balancing regulatory objectives with practical business considerations You have established the ability to organize and manage multiple, complex projects and set and adjust priorities An understanding of public company-related regulatory requirements would be an asset.

Grow your career and make a difference working at the OSC.


Apply online by Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 11:59 pm EDT, at


We thank all applicants for their interest in the Ontario Securities Commission. We will contact those selected for an interview.


The OSC is committed to diversity and providing an inclusive workplace and providing accommodation in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. It is our priority to ensure employment opportunities are visible and barrier-free to all under-represented groups, including, but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ2S community, to achieve an employee demographic profile reflective of the demographic profile of Ontarians.


The OSC is a proud partner with the following organizations: BlackNorth Initiative , Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion , and Pride at Work Canada .


If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting our confidential inbox


Visit Accessibility at the OSC to review the OSC’s policies on accessibility and accommodation in the workplace.


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