Ontario Securities Commission


Summer Accounting Students

Sep 25, 2016
Various Locations, Ontario
Summer, Student Jobs, Entry Level

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) administers and enforces securities law in the province of Ontario. Its mandate is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper and fraudulent practices, and foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in capital markets. This mandate is performed through policy, operational, adjudication and enforcement work. The OSC also contributes to national and global securities regulation development.

Summer Accounting Students in the OSC’s summer program (May – August 2017) will start working towards the development of the required technical and enabling competencies for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. The exposure to technical competencies over the summer term may include audit and assurance, financial reporting, management accounting and finance. Their work may involve partnering in areas such as Compliance and Registrant Regulation, Corporate Services, and Corporate Finance to perform work such as:

  • conducting operational audits of dealers, investment fund managers and advisers
  • completing continuous disclosure reviews of financial reporting filed by public companies
  • participating in the development and delivery of technical accounting training

Our students will be mentored by senior accounting staff that will coach and provide guidance in performing the above-listed work.

We are looking for students who will have completed their second or third year of a university degree in Commerce or Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting and are currently pursuing a CPA designation. To meet the varied deliverables that encompass this role, students should have a demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple demands on time. Their strong communication skills to seek out additional information and adapt style to suit audience/client will serve them well in this fast-paced, multi-faceted role. Above all else, students have the ability to build and foster strong relationships and a demonstrated initiative and willingness to learn.

The OSC is recognized by CPA Ontario as a pre-approved program. As a result, the experience gained while working at the OSC will count towards CPA Ontario’s practical experience requirements.

Please note: All applications must include university transcripts, a cover letter and a resume.

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

Apply online at https://www.osc.gov.on.ca/en/About_careers_index.htm by  Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Please include the file number and position title in your application. In addition, your application must include the following:

  1. a copy of your undergraduate transcripts;
  2. a resume; and
  3. a cover letter.

Reference letters are also welcome.

Please attach the above documents in one PDF document, with the naming convention “Last Name, First Name, File 16-53”.

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 providing an inclusive workplace environment that meets the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities. Please go to Accessibility at the OSC to review the OSC’s policies on accessibility and accommodation in the workplace.

How to Apply