Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario)

Welcome to the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario).

At CPA Ontario, we are a regulator, educator, provider, advocate and thought leader. We ensure that our more than 94,000 members and 22,000 students meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. We provide certifications, continued training and learning for the profession. We serve our members and students with a commitment to quality and efficient delivery. We champion the interests of our profession with the business community. And we develop cutting-edge ideas and thinking that evolve the profession. CPAs represent a globally recognized, premium designation. Our Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations in all industries for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, management skills, global perspectives and leadership.

CPA Ontario’s strategic priorities include attracting a pipeline of new entrants to the profession, building member connectivity, maintaining high standards and creating a strong brand. As an organization, we are guided by a set of core values and behaviors that are reflected in the work we do, how we treat each other, and how we represent ourselves.

We protect the public. We advance our profession. We guide our CPAs. We are CPA Ontario. For more information, visit us at

Our primary purpose is to protect the public interest. We attract people who share our values and believe in our purpose — those of exceptional ethical character who do the right thing not just because it’s paramount but because it’s also in their nature. Above all, we are trusted to ensure students and members meet our profession’s standards and embrace our code of conduct.

Ontario’s accounting profession has a long and proud history dating back to 1879. From the province’s origins as an agricultural society to its emergence as an economic powerhouse, designated accountants have played a key role in shaping Ontario’s progress. The profession’s history bridges all of this province’s major milestones.

Ontario accountants have a proven track record of innovation and reform but one thing has remained constant throughout: a commitment to ethics and integrity, internationally recognized high standards and protection of the public interest.

In 2014, Ontario’s Certified General Accountants (CGAs), Certified Management Accountants (CMAs), and Chartered Accountants (CAs) took a major step forward by uniting together as Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs) and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario), advancing their commitment to the public and the profession.


The following values and behaviours are key to CPA Ontario’s culture. They are reflected in the work we do, how we treat each other and how we represent ourselves.

  • Think and act with a student and member-first mindset while protecting the public interest.
  • Always strive for the highest levels of professionalism.
  • Be open-minded and nimble as we adapt to an evolving environment.
  • Strive for personal accountability in everything we do.
  • Act with integrity at all times, in all situations.
  • Adopt a “one company” mindset, collaborating across functional lines.
  • Align activities and efforts to focus on results and outcomes.

Current Opportunities

  • Associate Counsel

    Posted: November 25, 2020
    Deadline to Apply:

    CPA Ontario is currently in search of an Associate Counsel who will support the Office of the General Counsel in a variety of capacities, particularly in the areas of corporate/commercial and governance legal advice and support, to protect CPA Ontario against legal risk and ensure CPA Ontario satisfies its ongoing legal and regulatory obligations.

  • Adjudicative Tribunals Counsel

    Posted: October 31, 2020
    Deadline to Apply:

    CPA Ontario is currently in search of an Adjudicative Tribunals Counsel who will be responsible for managing and directing the Adjudicative Tribunals (the Discipline, Appeal, Capacity and Membership Committees), providing counsel functions as well as implementing best practices to the disciplinary hearing process.

  • Director, Regulatory Accounting

    Posted: August 7, 2020
    Deadline to Apply:

    The Director, Regulatory Accounting will be responsible for developing and maintaining quality control and risk assessment and mitigation processes for the Registrar’s Office. Reporting to the Registrar, the Director, Regulatory Accounting will lead operational reviews to assess Members’ and Firms’ compliance with regulatory obligations and recommend regulatory action when warranted.

  • Public Accounting Licensing Board Members (Volunteer)

    Posted: July 29, 2020
    Deadline to Apply:

    The Public Accounting Licensing Board (PALB) is responsible for matters relating to public accounting licences, certificates of authorization and the practice of public accounting in the province of Ontario. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, overseeing CPA Ontario’s licensing standards and processes related to licensure and issuing public accounting licences to practitioners. Members are appointed for an initial 1 year term and are eligible for reappointment for a maximum of 3 additional 3 year terms.

  • Professional Conduct Committee Members (Volunteer Positions)

    Posted: April 30, 2020
    Deadline to Apply:

    The Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) reviews and investigates possible violations of the CPA Code of Professional Conduct, the regulations or the By-law.