CPA Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

Employer Relations Officer (Contract)

Toronto, Ontario
Full Time

CPA Ontario is currently in search of an Employer Relations Officer who will be responsible for the Pre-Approved Programs (PPRs) monitoring process.

The Employer Relations department is responsible for the assessment of all practical experience obtained by CPA students. Students can obtain their practical experience through Experience Verification or through Pre-Approved Programs (PPRs). The department partners with organizations (firms, corporations, government) who meet the requirements to offer Pre-Approved Programs. The monitoring process ensures the Pre-Approved Programs are in compliance with these requirements. 

What You’ll Be Doing:

Planning the monitoring process which includes updating all checklist and conclusion letter templates.

Liaising with the Practice Inspection team on firms selected for inspection, the results of the inspection as well as any issues uncovered.

Reviewing and monitoring of the pre-approved programs by conducting risk assessments to determine the scope of work and appropriate review procedures. 

Modifying and developing review procedures as required and completing the review procedures for each program.

Determining the overall compliance of the programs based on the results of the review procedures.

Discussing issues found and finalizing documentation on each file including review of conclusion letters with employers and students. 

Supervising and reviewing the work completed by the Monitoring Coordinator. 

Conducting debrief meetings to discuss recommended improvements for next year’s process with the Director, Employer Relations.

Who You Are:

A post-secondary graduate who has completed the CPA program and is a CPA Ontario member in good standing with a minimum of 3 years post-qualification work experience in a public accounting and/or corporate environment preferably in a management level role.

Well versed and have a solid understanding of the practical experience standards, policies and practices, as well as how all experience information should be captured in PERT by stakeholders.

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

Digitally fluent in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and TEAMS. 

A critical thinker with excellent judgement skills and a strong attention to accuracy and detail.

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

Comfortable working independently or as part of a team.

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.

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