Practical Experience Specialist, Assessments


Practical Experience Specialist, Assessments
( Permanent Part-Time)


Organization Overview

CPA Alberta is the professional regulatory organization representing Alberta’s approximately 30,000 Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs). Alberta’s CPA’s are among the more than 200,000 Canadian CPAs who provide financial and management expertise across the country and around the world, at every level and in every sector. CPA Alberta’s legislated mandate is to protect the interest of the public, protect the integrity of the profession, promote and increase the competence of Alberta CPAs, and regulate the conduct of Alberta CPAs. CPA Alberta has offices in Edmonton and Calgary. Further information can be found at our website:


The Role

Reporting to the Manager, Assessments and Advising, the Practical Experience Specialist, Assessments is responsible for conducting Experience Verification Route (EVR) assessments, collaborating with other reviewers on high-risk assessments as well as providing support to other reviewer staff and the pre-approved programs (PPR) team as needed.

Please note this postion is part time  (24 hours/week).

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct candidate experience assessments to determine competencies gained through the Experience Verification Route.
  • Collaborate with other reviewers on high-risk assessments and perform second reviews as required. Provide feedback to contract reviewer and escalate situations to departmental leadership as needed.
  • Assist the Manager in monitoring timelines and in developing strategies that ensure timelines continue to be met.
  • Partner with other Practical Experience Specialists to ensure consistency in assessments between candidate assessments and pre-approved training maps and messaging provided.
  • Attend national meetings and work with national colleagues to ensure consistent practices.
  • Identify employers that can support potential PPRs and communicate with the PE Specialists, PPRs.
  • Assist departmental leadership with departmental goals, business plans, and performance measurement, as required.
  • Participate in the development of practical experience policies and materials for candidates.
  • Provide assistance to the Practice Experience coordinators as required by the Manager.


  • Must be a Chartered Professional Accountant in good standing.
  • 2 – 3 years of post-designation experience in either public practice or private industry.
  • Familiarity with the CPA PER (Practical Experience Route) and PPR (Pre-approved Route) Programs a benefit.
  • Proven ability to plan, organize, and execute projects according to established business plans.
  • Ability to work in a fluid, changing environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written presentation skills.
  • Ability to explain and demonstrate technical knowledge and application in a practical manner.
  • Works well under pressure, manage multiple tasks and priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both within a team and independently.


  • Value and Ethics
  • Teamwork and Adaptability
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Communication
  • Results Management
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Judgement
  • Planning/Organizing


Working Conditions

  • Fast paced work environment.
  • Some overtime may be required.
  • Some travel between offices may be required.


Location: Edmonton or Calgary Office

CPA Alberta thanks all applicants for their interest and advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

In its commitment to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce, CPA Alberta welcomes applications from all qualified persons.  We encourage members of equity groups (women, Black, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+); and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of the organization to apply.

Please notify us if you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process.


COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The successful candidate will be required to confirm vaccinations in relation to COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to human rights exemptions.

Qualified interested candidates may apply online by clicking here.