Investigator (Forensic Accountant)

CPA Ontario
Toronto (City), Ontario
June 30, 2024
September 28, 2024
Job Type
CPA status
CPA Member

Bring Your CPA and Forensic Accounting Expertise

To Our Investigations Department


CPA Ontario is currently in search of an Investigator who will be responsible for carrying out investigations required by the Professional Conduct Committee (“PCC”) and appointed by Counsel of the PCC.  In this role, you will be appointed to lead investigations or co-appointed to work with a Senior Investigator.  You will also participate in Investigations and Prosecutions team projects as well as Standards Enforcement Group initiatives.


What You’ll Be Doing:

Executing and taking the lead or co-lead role pertaining to investigations of complaints against members of the profession which will include reviewing materials and developing investigative plans and budgets, conducting interviews with witnesses and member, gathering, and managing evidence in a forensic context, and preparing reports and related evidentiary document briefs that will be relied upon by the PCC in carrying out the Committee’s mandate.

Working in tandem with Senior Investigators and/or subject matter experts on larger/more complex investigations or specialized matters in a mentee/non-leading role with the goal of developing skill sets and obtaining experience.

Providing assistance to Counsel in drafting charges and preparing for hearings.

Appearing before the PCC to speak to the investigation report and answer the PCC’s queries, as required.

Appearing as a witness before the Discipline Committee.

Supervising, mentoring, and delegating work to the Coordinator and Investigation Specialists. 

Contributing to the continued update of training materials, participating in internal meetings geared towards strategy and planning as well as working on various projects. 

Participating in Investigator Training and PCC Orientation Training sessions.


Who You Are:

A CPA member in good standing with, at minimum, successful completion of at least one of: the Master of Forensic Accounting (MFAcc), DIFA (Diploma in Investigative & Forensic Accounting Program), the CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) or CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics) designations.

A Forensic Accountant with an understanding of, and professional experience in, public accounting with a strong working knowledge of the CPA Code of Professional Conduct and a minimum 5 years of experience in executing investigative files independently from the planning stage through to completion of a report, conducting interviews, preparing investigative reports, and providing expert testimony in a legal environment.

A strong communicator (verbally and written) with excellent interpersonal, presentation, relationship building, and negotiating skills.

A demonstrated critical thinker and problem-solver with proven professional judgment and the ability to carry out investigative responsibilities with professionalism and due care.

Extremely organized with a proven ability to plan and multi-task, in a fast-paced environment with competing deadlines.

Digitally fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint, and e-discovery software tools.


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.