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Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)

Ontario Securities Commission CPA Training Office Program



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2 full-time post-graduation positions (September 2018)
File 17-53  

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.

In partnership with Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA Ontario), the OSC provides students registered in the CPA designation program an exciting opportunity to work with Canada’s largest securities market regulator while completing the CPA designation requirements. 

The OSC’s Program provides Participants the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a variety of Branches and gain depth and breadth in areas such as financial reporting, audit and assurance, and strategy and governance.

Our Program is unique and offers extensive accounting training to enhance Participants’ competencies and diversify experience.

Overview of the OSC’s CPA Training Office Program

1)   Practical Experience Rotation (36 months) – Participants rotate through at least 3 branches of the OSC in order to complete the CPA practical experience requirements. A rotation could include experience with the following Branches; Compliance and Registrant Regulation, Corporate Finance, the Office of the Chief Accountant and Enforcement.


2)   Multi-Branch Assignment Period (24 months) - After completion of the practical experience rotation, Participants will be assigned to available opportunities in one or more Branches of the OSC to continue to grow and develop their competencies and experience.

Upon completion of the Multi-Branch Assignment Period, or earlier as needed, a Participant will be placed in a permanent position in a Branch of the OSC.

What’s in it for you?

We offer competitive compensation and a CPA Training Office Program that focuses on you successfully completing your CPA training and competency requirements. Our Program includes preparation programs for challenge exams and the Common Final Examination. We will also provide strong mentoring by one or more of our CPAs on staff as you take on increasing responsibility and accountability over the duration of the Program. 

What type of work will you do?

  • Conduct operational audits of dealers, investment fund managers and advisers
  • Complete continuous disclosure reviews for public companies and registrants that report in accordance with IFRS and U.S. GAAP
  • Advise on the application of new and/or complex accounting principles
  • Assist in the development of regulatory rules and policies related to accounting and auditing
  • Participate in development and delivery of technical accounting training

•   Assist in enforcement investigations

You offer the following:

  • Completion of University degree in Commerce or Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting prior to September 2018
  • Completion of the CPA 51 Credit-Hour Path or CPA-Accredited Path
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple demands on time
  • Strong communication skills to seek out additional information and adapt style to suit audience/client
  • Ability to build and foster strong relationships
  • Demonstrated initiative and willingness to learn
  • Ability to adapt to changing work environments


Application Requirements

  1. A cover letter stating your interest in working for the OSC, also including the file number and position title;
  2. A resume; and
  3. A copy of your undergraduate transcripts.

Reference letters are also welcome.

Please attach the above documents in one PDF document, with the naming convention “Last Name, First Name, File 17-53”.

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

Apply online at http://www.osc.gov.on.ca/en/47418.htm, by Friday, September 22, 2017.

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.

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Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
Posting Date: 08-Sep-2017Accounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 2Member or Student ASAP
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