Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (“CPA Ontario”) protects the public interest by ensuring our members meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. We ensure that our 100,000 members and 21,000 students stay ahead of global market trends and abreast of regulatory changes. CPA Ontario represents a globally recognized, premium designation. Our Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations in a wide range of positions in public accounting, business, finance, government, not-for-profits and academia.

CPA Ontario is currently seeking an Associate Counsel (Regulatory) to join its legal team. Reporting directly to the Vice President and Associate General Counsel, you will play an integral role in providing advice and support on regulatory matters to the Registrar, Student Services, Membership, Firms and internal teams on a wide variety of matters to ensure compliance and provide guidance on risk. In addition, you will also represent CPA Ontario on litigation matters both internally before adjunctive tribunals and externally in court and manage external counsel on more complex matters. Your responsibilities will include drafting decision letters, written submissions, policies/procedures and memos and conducting research on areas such as privacy, governance and human rights law. CPA Ontario offers a flexible hybrid work arrangement and is currently located downtown Toronto, although has plans to move back into newly renovated offices at Yonge & Bloor.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of regulatory and litigation experience (preferably in a regulated area) gained at a law firm, regulatory body or corporation within a regulated industry. Experience working within a regulated framework and interpreting and explaining governing regulations and policies is a must to succeed in this role. As well, comfort in advocating before a tribunal, knowledge of administrative law and experience negotiating will also be important. You will need to be extremely organized, able to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and deadlines, have excellent judgement and possess a high level of integrity. In addition, as you will be summarizing and presenting complex information clearly and concisely in writing and orally, you will need to possess strong written and communication skills.

At CPA Ontario, we are committed to building high-performance teams. We offer a team with collaborative, innovative and passionate professionals. CPA Ontario prioritizes inclusivity to bring together the best talent to protect the public, advance the profession and enable CPAs to lead business and society forward. This role will be provided excellent mentorship, with opportunities for advancement in the future. If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter to Lorene Nagata, Garrett Giannidis and Brahm Nathans of NagataConnex Executive Legal Search at

As this is an exclusive campaign with NagataConnex Executive Legal Search, any resumes received from other sources will be forwarded to them.

Associate Legal Counsel (Regulatory) (3+ Years’ Experience)

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