• Manager, Regulatory Affairs
  • Position: Manager, Regulatory Affairs
  • Job/Opportunity Number: AMIP-108620
  • Unit/Department:
  • Organization: CPA Manitoba
  • Website: www.cpamanitoba.ca
  • Location: Winnipeg
  • Term: Permanent; full-time
  • Posting Date:
    March 6, 2021
  • Deadline to Apply:
  • Compensation:

    The Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba (CPA Manitoba) is a professional regulatory body that represents more than 9000 CPA members, candidates and students. CPA Manitoba protects the public interest through rigorous educational and certification programs and ensures its members uphold the highest professional and ethics standards.

    CPAs play key roles within diverse segments of the economy including industry, public accounting, government, education and the not-for-profit sector. They offer a strong set of accounting, managerial and leadership skills required for today’s complex and evolving environment. CPAs are broad-minded, forward-thinking professionals who undertake appropriate analysis, exercise good judgment, communicate effectively and act to protect the public interest.

    For more information, visit www.cpamanitoba.ca.

    To learn about professional licensing and regulatory bodies and their consumer protection mandate, visit the Canadian Regulatory Guide.


    Reporting to the Director, Ethics & Regulatory Affairs the Manager, Regulatory Affairs primary focus will be to ensure the membership is adhering to CPA Manitoba regulations and code of ethics. The role involves understanding and supporting the complaints process, compliance with Continuing Professional Development requirements and offering assistance with registration matters. You will advise on matters pertaining to the complaints process, CPA Manitoba Code of Professional Conduct, Bylaws and Policies by responding to inquiries from the public, members,  students, candidates and firms.


    The position will include the following responsibilities:


    • The complaints process is handled in accordance with The Chartered Professional Accountants Act of Manitoba & CPA Manitoba Bylaws
    • Preparation of agenda packages for and in coordination with

    Complaints Investigation Committee (CIC) meetings

    • Attend discipline hearings as staff support to legal counsel for CIC
    • Recruitment and engagement of CIC Members- both CPAs and Public Representatives
    • Orientation of new CIC members to the committee

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

    • Ensure members comply with continuing professional development requirements under the CPA Manitoba Bylaws
    • Ensure changes to CPD requirements follow proper protocol for implementation through CPA Manitoba Board approval along with member consultation where required under the CPA Act
    • Prepare guidance resources as needed


    • Assist with registration matters related to students/candidates, members and firms, namely transfer in/out application and affiliate applications as well as letters in good standing requests
    • Assist Registrar with other registration matters as needed
    • Other Special Projects as required


    • Respond to telephone and written enquiries from the public, members, firms and students/candidates with respect to the Code of Professional Conduct and complaints/discipline processes, Bylaws and Policies as well as the CPA Canada Handbook

    Success in the first year will be determined by the ability of the Manager, Regulatory Affairs to assist CPA Manitoba Regulatory Affairs Department through the following:

    • Culture: Support the organizational culture that embraces CPA Manitoba’s core values and operating
    • Regulatory Excellence:
      • Successfully maintain enabling legislation and regulatory oversight that protects the interests of Manitobans and enhances the CPA brand in
      • Successfully maintain the regulatory oversight of the Continuing Professional Development requirements of members
    • Member Relevance: Assist in the development and delivery of meaningful resources, services and events that are sought after and valued by members and build membership engagement
    • Operational Excellence: Support and participate in the delivery of the Regulatory Affairs departmental policies and initiatives

    The successful candidate will have the following:


    • Professional and other formal education requirements
      • CPA Designation
      • Bachelor’s degree


    • Strong written communication skills; both written and oral with particular emphasis on the ability to use diplomacy when dealing with fellow members and members of the general public
    • High level of professionalism and demonstrated ability to deal with difficult situations and individuals tactfully
    • Proven ability to explain technical material both verbally and written in a practical manner
    • Good organizational and time management skills
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
    • Mentoring and coaching team members
    • Experience in public practice with a supervisory role in audit would be an asset
    • In-depth knowledge of and experience with the profession’s Code of

    Professional Conduct would be an asset

    • Legal background or litigation support would be an asset
    • Actively demonstrate commitment to company core values of:
      • Excellence
      • Innovation
      • Integrity
      • Respect
      • Teamwork
    • Interest and belief in the value of team players who collectively contribute to success
    • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills to assess and manage multiple priorities
    • Numerical accuracy and attention to detail
    • Flexibility and adaptability skill to respond to frequent changes in priorities
    • Management skills to identify, develop, review, and establish efficiencies
    • Ability to work independently

    An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

    How to Apply:

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    AMIP-108620 Manager, Regulatory Affairs – CPA Manitoba – MB – Winnipeg (OTIAPPLY)

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