CPA Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

Event Specialist

Toronto, Ontario
Full Time

CPA Ontario is currently in search of an Event Specialist who will be responsible for the planning and execution of in-person, hybrid and virtual conferences and special events for members, students and CPA Ontario employees. Reporting to the Conference and Events Manager, you will provide stakeholders with event recommendations and project planning services to ensure a seamless, best-in-class experiences.  


What You’ll Be Doing:

Executing on end-to-end planning of high profile virtual, hybrid, and in-person event initiatives and leading the planning and logistics of up to four annual CPA Ontario employee events. 

Providing on-site support and contributing to the execution of all CPA Ontario special events and professional development conferences, ultimately making a meaningful impact on members, students and employees at every level of the organization. 

Creating and ensuring delivery of virtual asset requirements from all involved parties and organizing, preparing and uploading event content for the virtual environment. 

Partnering with vendors to deliver on elements of the attendee experience, including A/V and staging, catering, attendee materials and collaborating with the Marketing and Communications teams on executing conference marketing plans and developing event marketing collateral. 

Providing weekly status updates on event progress, managing and reporting on event registration and conducting pre- and post-event debriefs for our stakeholders. 

Supporting innovation of data-driven observation within the team, with a focus on transforming event data into relevant, actionable recommendations to improve event design and attendee experiences.

Managing event technical platform production and applying latest platform knowledge to shape innovative and impactful virtual, hybrid, and in-person events and serving as primary event and technical contact for attendees during the hybrid and virtual engagement process. 

Staying current in design trends, entertainment, production, vendor products, and new industry technologies.


Who You Are:

A post-secondary graduate with a degree in Marketing, Event Planning or other related discipline.  

Experienced in event and/or conference planning with the proven ability to organize and execute successful meetings and experiences on-site, virtually and in hybrid environments; a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation would be considered an asset.  

An excellent communicator (verbal and written) with well developed negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including senior executives 

Technically savvy and knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Teams and ideally experienced with event registration programs, and virtual event platforms such as Vimeo. 

Creative and able to think “outside of the box” and demonstrate a passion for “best in class” events. 

A highly organized professional, able to manage multiple projects, meet competing deadlines and prioritize in a fast-paced environment. 

Skilled at multi-tasking and managing changing priorities with excellent decision-making and judgement skills. 

Committed to client service and delivering best-in-class experiences for attendees while paying close attention to accuracy, small details and quality. 

Experienced in a collaborative team setting or project-oriented environment. 

Flexible and available to work outside of regular business hours including early mornings, nights, and weekends when required. 


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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