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Director, Regulatory Affairs and Independence Standards

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Job description

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), with more than 217,000 members, is one of the largest national accounting organizations in the world and is a respected voice in the business, government, education and non-profit sectors. Operating in the highly complex and global accounting eco-system, CPA Canada is a convener, facilitator, contributor and disseminator of information that advances the profession. CPA Canada works closely with the provincial, territorial and Bermudan CPA bodies to champion best practices that benefit business and society. The organization supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards, advocates for economic and social development in the public interest, and develops leading-edge thought leadership, research, guidance and educational programs.

The Public Trust Committee (PTC) of the Council of Chief Executives (CCE) of the CPA profession oversees the ethics standards and self-regulatory processes of the CPA profession and serves to protect the integrity of the profession while maintaining public confidence and trust. The PTC serves the public interest by promoting further national harmonization of the profession’s self-regulatory policies and practices. In the execution of its mandate, the PTC has established the Independence Standing Committee (ISC). The ISC will assist the PTC in serving the public interest by recommending high-quality independence standards for proposed adoption by the Canadian profession’s Provincial Bodies in their respective provincial codes of ethics. 

In the newly created role, the Director, Regulatory Affairs and Independence Standards works closely with the Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, who also acts as the Secretary to the PTC. The Director’s primary responsibilities are providing additional senior staff support as needed to the PTC and its subcommittees, and providing the lead staff support to the ISC. The Director will work with provincial body regulatory staff, member volunteers and public representatives towards the fulfillment of the ISC and PTC mandates.

As the ideal candidate, you are an innovative and diplomatic professional accountant with knowledge and awareness of the profession’s self-regulatory processes. You have experience working with Canadian independence standards, as well as an understanding of standard setting at the national and international levels.  You are known as a dynamic and strategic thinker with sound judgment and integrity. You are at ease working in a multi-stakeholder environment and your exceptional interpersonal skills reflect your ability to perform with tact and diplomacy in group settings and gain consensus. Your flair for research, technical writing and preparing creative solutions to complex problems will serve you well in this role. This position will predominantly work with stakeholders across Canada, therefore candidates who are fluent in English and French are highly preferred.

Location: While all applications will be considered, this position benefits from a strong presence in Toronto.

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to Kathy Rahme ( and Jessa Chupik ( and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

CPA Canada offers a unique flexible and balanced working environment that allows individuals to maximize professional and personal development. CPA Canada is committed to cultivating an inclusive, accessible environment, where each employee feels respected, valued and supported. 

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process by contacting Jessa Chupik at

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

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Job location
Region: Outside Quebec in Canada
City: Toronto
Job type
Full time
Employer's industry
Not specified
Years of experience
Not specified
Employee supervision
Annual salary
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Language proficiency level
French: Advanced
English: Advanced
Application deadline
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