Compliance Review Officer

26 Prince Andrew Place, North York, ON M3C 2H4
Starting Salary: $59,744 per year
February 20, 2024
February 27, 2024
Job Type
CPA status
CPA Member

Compliance Review Officer

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Position Status:             1 Permanent

Posting Status:             Open

Location:                       26 Prince Andrew Place, North York, ON M3C 2H4

                                      (Don Mills and Eglinton)


Starting Salary:             $59,744 per year

Hours of Work:             36.25 per week

Posting Date:                February 20, 2024

Closing Date:                February 27, 2024

Who we are

The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer (Elections Ontario) is an independent, non-partisan office of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, responsible for administering provincial elections, by-elections, and referenda in Ontario. We are committed to making voting easy and accessible for all electors, while maintaining the integrity, security, and transparency of the electoral process.

Join our team

As a Compliance Review Officer, you will administer the financial compliance of the Election Finances Act and provide information and support to the Compliance division’s stakeholders.

What to expect in this role

Reporting to the Manager, Compliance Review, you will:

  • Examine all annual, general election, by-elections, referenda and contests-related financial returns filed by constituency associations, candidates, parties, and leadership contestants.
  • Determine the accuracy and completeness of the returns and determine compliance with the Election Finances Act and related guidelines.
  • Identify filing and reporting issues that are inconsistent with the requirements of the Election Finances Act and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, also known as GAAP; and review and resolve them with filers.
  • Identify contraventions of the Elections Finances Act and bring them to the attention of the Chief Financial Officer or auditor responsible for the filing.
  • Ensure recovery of funds in the case of ineligible contributions, arranging for payments and required documentation.

What you need to qualify

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in a financial compliance environment.
  • Completion of formal education at an accredited college or university in the field of Accounting or Finance. CPA designation or currently enrolled in the CPA certification program is an asset.
  • Understanding of the Election Finances Act and guidelines.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the business asset legislated environment of electoral event administration.
  • Well-developed communication, negotiation, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated tact, diplomacy, and leadership skills.
  • Highly developed knowledge and proficiency in the use of MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Elections Ontario offers alternative work arrangements (Telework or Compressed Work Week). This position requires in-office presence 3 to 5 days per week, based on operational requirements.

How to apply

Our recruitment process reflects our mission to uphold the integrity and accessibility of the electoral process and to manage elections in an efficient, fair, and impartial manner. We offer career growth opportunities and a competitive rewards program.

Please submit your cover letter and resume as one attachment, quoting File #EO-2024-33 in the subject line, to no later than February 27, 2024.

We thank all applicants for their submission. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to request an accommodation

Elections Ontario is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported.

Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, we provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate, please call 1-888-668-8683, send a fax to 1-866-714-2809, TTY at 1-888-292-2312 or email