Auditor, CPA


Working with as a team of public practice accountants, you will be part of a unique financial audit program providing audit engagements to not-for-profit organizations. You are focused, enthusiastic, flexible and a proactive professional who can work as a sole practitioner and at the same time, you want to be part of a team of public practices supporting community-based organizations.  As a Canadian Professional Accountant (CPA), with the ability to open your own public practice, you will have the support of three other public practice auditors to deliver audit services to a portfolio of established not-for-profit clients.


Audit Services

  • Provide audit and tax engagement services to not-for-profits and charities who exclusively use Part III of the CPA Handbook – Accounting Standards for Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • Manage a portfolio of audit clients; Ability to work with tight deadlines and to deliver services on-time
  • Work with a group of audit technicians to complete the file preparation; provide feedback and coaching to ensure the continued development of the technician pool
  • Present audit reports at annual general meetings as required

Consultation and Educational Services

  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate relevant workshops and seminars on financial management, fund raising and grants acquisition
  • Write financial literacy articles to support the education of not-for-profit volunteers

Additional Responsibilities

  • Mentoring, coaching and supervision of the audit support staff
  • Work collaboratively with other public practices on-site
  • Assist in maintaining the Quality Assurance Manual and implementing feedback from the Practice Reviews
  • Recommend operational controls and process improvements


  • Meet the requirements to register a public practice in your name (recognized accounting designation along with 5 years of progressive assurance and tax experience in a public practice)
  • Ability to establish a practice public accounting firm and audit under the Regulated Accounting Profession Act
  • Demonstrated technical understanding of Part III of the CPA Handbook



  • Not-for-profit audit experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of GST for both non-profit and charities
  • Proficiency in Caseware, Microsoft Word and Excel and cloud-based case management software (we use Karbon).
  • Knowledge of Simply Accounting, Quickbooks and other off the shelf accounting programs an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Experience in public speaking and group facilitation
  • Ability to work effectively independently, or as part of a team and able to build positive working relationships



  • 40 hours per week.  Some evening and weekend work might be required particularly during peak periods.
  • Compressed work week available, with flexible hours


The Federation offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and offers work life balance and learning opportunities for our employees.

Please send your electronic résumé and cover letter ALONG with your salary expectations to: Leslie Evans, Executive Director

Please note that only candidates invited for a preliminary interview will be contacted.

NOTE:  This is an employment opportunity.  Public Practices looking to expand their own  practices will NOT be considered.


For 60 years the Federation of Calgary Communities has strengthened community-based organizations and the people who make them great.   See our attached brochure for more information or visit: