Senior Forensic Accountant

Ontario Securities Commission
Toronto (City), Ontario
May 3, 2024
May 24, 2024
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 a diverse, fair, and flexible work environment and take pride in our challenging and rewarding work.

What We Do

The Enforcement Branch supports the OSC in delivering fair, vigorous and timely enforcement. The Enforcement Branch investigates and litigates breaches of securities laws in Ontario. Team members work closely with other securities regulators, self-regulatory organizations and law-enforcement agencies to enhance initiatives to fight misconduct. A strong enforcement presence assists in protecting investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, and fostering fair and efficient markets.

The Opportunity

The Enforcement Branch is looking for a Senior Forensic Accountant to join the Office of the Whistleblower (OWB) to assist in administering the OSC Whistleblower Program (Program). The Program is the first whistleblower program by a Canadian securities regulator that pays awards of up to $5 million for tips that lead to impactful enforcement action. OWB is a unit within the OSC’s Enforcement Branch that is made up of a specialized team of accountants, lawyers and professional support staff. The Office is focused on supporting whistleblowers in coming forward and reporting misconduct; working with Enforcement Branch teams to advance investigations and Enforcement proceedings, and developing and promoting the Whistleblower Program as a critical tool that gives voice to whistleblowers to protect investors and hold those who would harm them, accountable. You will also support other team members in advancing the additional team mandates of promoting inter-regulatory cooperation and other initiatives to disrupt misconduct.

What will you do?

  • Apply investigative and accounting knowledge and experience to obtain, review and analyze whistleblower submissions, including related documentary and testimonial evidence; identify issues, potential breaches of Ontario securities law, and make recommendations on whether these submissions warrant further review, investigation or alternative resolution.
  • Manage and scrupulously guard highly sensitive and confidential whistleblower information and evidence.
  • Be able to work independently, and also lead a multi-disciplinary team to establish priorities, identify critical tasks and advance files and projects in a timely manner to achieve specific objectives.
  • Act as a resource for other staff members by providing broader accounting and forensic accounting expertise on other files as required.  
  • Communicate with and support whistleblowers and/or their counsel regarding submissions, Enforcement investigations, and Commission proceedings. Work collaboratively and support investigation and litigation teams and other OSC Staff to further review, investigate and litigate matters involving whistleblower submissions.
  • Work collaboratively with whistleblowers and/or their counsel, investigation teams and other stakeholders in administering the whistleblower award determination process. 
  • Engage with external stakeholders, including capital market participants, whose activities and interests intersect with the Program.
  • Identify and resolve complex issues that impact whistleblowers and other stakeholders related to investigations and proceedings involving whistleblower tips.
  • Proactively develop and promote the Program: internally by developing and implementing internal processes, controls and programmatic improvements while fostering key relationships; and externally through outreach and consultations with stakeholders, including delivering public presentations and engaging in other creative efforts to raise awareness of the Program.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • You have an undergraduate degree and prescribed course content required for Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) exams.
  • You are a member in good standing with CPA Ontario or equivalent designation in another jurisdiction.
  • Your Master of Forensic Accounting (MFAcc), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or equivalent experience would be an asset.
  • You have 8 to 10 years of relevant forensic accounting experience as a qualified CPA. 
  • Experience dealing with IFRS matters, financial reporting and disclosure obligations of public companies and/or registrant obligations under Ontario securities law is an asset
  • Experience with fraud investigations, forensic accounting and business valuations in the context of the capital markets is an asset.
  • You have strong interpersonal, communication (verbal and written) and public speaking skills, with demonstrated ability to establish collaborative working relationships and engage with internal and external stakeholders.
  • You have the ability to work independently and perform a leadership role in organizing and managing multiple, complex projects and priorities.
  • You have the demonstrated ability to analyze complex and novel issues, and engage in strategic thinking to develop creative recommendations.
  • You are a detail-oriented self-starter who takes great pride in delivery high-quality, timely results.

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

Application Instructions

Please include the file number and position title in your application. In addition, your application must include the following:

  • Cover letter – stating your interest in working for the OSC and Branch
  • Resume Copies of your current graduate transcripts
  • Reference letters are welcomed but not required

Please attach the above documents in one PDF document, with the naming convention “Last Name, First Name, File JR100355”.

Please submit your application for this position through the OSC website at

Applications must be received by Friday, May 24, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST.

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


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