Senior Accounting Specialist

Senior Accounting Specialist

(Competition #2019.38)


Our organization:


The Alberta Securities Commission is the industry-funded regulator responsible for administering the province's securities laws. It is entrusted with fostering a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and with protecting investors. As a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators, the ASC works to improve, coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada's capital markets.

The Office of the Chief Accountant provides expert knowledge in the areas of accounting, auditing and financial reporting matters to ASC staff as well as guidance to reporting issuers and their advisors. The division also proactively communicates with accounting/auditing standard setters, professional accounting bodies, audit firms, and other stakeholders in order to make informed policy decisions with respect to accounting, auditing and financial reporting.

The opportunity:


Reporting to the Chief Accountant, this position is accountable for the provision of expert advice in the areas of accounting, auditing and financial reporting to internal and external stakeholders.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Acting as an expert to staff, management and Commission members on complex accounting, auditing and financial reporting issues.  Making recommendations to the Chief Accountant regarding referrals to CPAB or provincial accounting institutes.
  • Researching the content and timing of key accounting and auditing developments to ensure that the OCA is aware of issues and their implications to our market.  Drafting communication with standard setters where necessary.
  • Performing speaking engagements and participating in networking opportunities to both disseminate and gather relevant information.  Making outreach efforts to relevant parties as necessary.
  • Participating in the CSA Chief Accountants’ Committee.  Leading or participating in other policy initiatives and special projects on an as needed basis. 
  • Providing educational information to staff and coordinating or conducting training sessions as necessary.
  • Assisting with the planning, co-ordinating and testing for the ASC Enterprise Risk Management project that occurs on a biennial basis. Assist in the presentation of project status and results to the Senior Management Committee.


The ideal candidate will possess:


  • A Canadian professional accounting designation with a minimum of 10 years post designation experience.
  • Proven experience with the independent application of judgement to complex accounting and auditing issues.
  • An in-depth understanding of IFRS, CAS and the accounting and auditing standard process in Canada and internationally are  required.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian securities regulatory environment.
  • Strong research abilities, is a demonstrated independent, technical thinker, and has exceptional problem solving through the application of significant judgement.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven time and project management skills.


To apply:


Visit our website to submit your resume, cover letter and salary expectations by September 18, 2018. More information about working at the ASC including our comprehensive Total Rewards package can be found on our website at

You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.