Vice-President, Precertification Education

 Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), with more than 217,000 members, is one of the largest national accounting organizations in the world and is a respected voice in the business, government, education and non-profit sectors. Operating in the highly complex and global accounting eco-system, CPA Canada is a convener, facilitator, contributor and disseminator of information that advances the profession. CPA Canada works closely with the provincial, territorial and Bermudan CPA bodies to champion best practices that benefit business and society. The organization supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards, advocates for economic and social development in the public interest, and develops leading-edge thought leadership, research, guidance and educational programs. CPA Canada is committed to cultivating an inclusive, accessible environment, where each employee feels respected, valued and supported.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, External Relations and Business Development, the Vice President, Precertification Education is responsible for providing strategic direction and operational oversight for the development of the CPA Certification Program. The Vice-President will work closely the CPA Provincial and Regional education bodies to support the development of world class precertification programs for the CPA Profession. In addition, as a member of the CPA Canada’s Management Committee, you will play a lead role in the strategic management of CPA Canada.

As the ideal candidate, you bring experience and knowledge of competency-based education in the development and design professional education. Your formal education is paired with a proven track record of successful leadership of virtual teams comprised mainly of subject matter experts and professionals within a corporate environment, professional body, or administrative function. You promote and are experienced in successfully integrating technology in the delivery of accounting education. You have leadership experience in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment and are comfortable working in collaborative and partnership arrangements. You actively promote a culture of inclusivity and diversity, high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality. You mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach: assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results. Your exceptional judgement, problem-solving, and decision-making skills and high energy, gravitas, ambition, and result-oriented style will allow you to be highly effective, persuasive, and influential in transforming and changing environment.

A Ph.D. in Accounting or Education, Master’s degree in Education or MBA and a CPA designation would be considered assets, and fluency in French is also highly desirable.

Location: Consideration will be given to all candidates possessing the experience and qualifications being sought, with the commitment that significant time will be required in Toronto.

Given the COVID-19 crisis, every effort to accommodate candidates will be made in a way that is equitable and respectful of their additional professional, community and personal responsibilities during this difficult time. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to Kathy Rahme ( and Jessa Chupik ( and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

CPA Canada offers a unique flexible and balanced working environment that allows individuals to maximize professional and personal development.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.