• Chief Communications Officer
  • Position: Chief Communications Officer
  • Job/Opportunity Number: #9
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  • Organization: Canadian Public Accountability Board
  • Website: www.cpab-ccrc.ca
  • Location: Toronto
  • Term: Permanent; full-time
  • Posting Date:
    November 16, 2021
  • Deadline to Apply:
  • Compensation:
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    Canada’s Public Company Audit Regulator,  the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) is Canada’s independent, public company audit regulator. Charged with overseeing audits performed by registered public accounting firms, CPAB contributes to public confidence in the integrity of financial reporting and is committed to protecting Canada’s investing public. CPAB promotes sustainable audit quality through proactive regulation, dialogue with domestic and international stakeholders, and practicable insights to inform capital market participants. CPAB has offices in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. We do remarkable work; we need remarkable people on our team.

    Who are we looking for?

    The Chief Communications Officer plays a strategic role in developing external and internal communications programs including regulatory communications and disclosures, external presentations, media relations and employee communications.  As a member of the leadership team, you are the subject matter expert in communications best practices and a key advisor to the Chief Executive Officer.  You are at the top of your game and recognized as a leader in your profession – you want to make an impact. Naturally curious, you are an early adopter and a champion of new areas in your field of expertise, and a strategic leader who inspires colleagues to achieve their very best.

    Position summary

    In your role you will lead all external communication initiatives, advise CPAB’s senior leadership and anticipate and expertly handle current and emerging issues that affect the organization’s reputation. You will develop and communicate a clear, consistent message for the organizationCreating and distributing meaningful and impactful content to a sophisticated and global audience of business leaders and decision-makers is key to success in this role.

    Skills and experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or public relations.
    • 15 + years of communications leadership experience and a proven record of developing and executing comprehensive communications strategies.
    • Strong understanding of capital markets.
    • Experience in a regulatory environment is preferred.
    • Experience in communicating technical content.
    • Background in boardroom communications.
    • Exceptional written and verbal English communication skills.
    • Government relations experience is considered an asset.
    • Familiarity with the audit sector would be an asset.
    • Ability to operate in French would be an asset.
    Leadership attributes
    • Collaborative, flexible and inclusive.
    • Proven track record of building strong external and internal networks.
    • Innovative and enjoys leading change.
    • Persuasive and thoughtful.

    We invest in our people. As regulators, we need to stay on the leading edge of what is happening in our environment. We encourage team members to develop their careers by marrying their interests with the continuous improvement of our organization.

    Canadian Public Accountability Board is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive and diverse workplace.  We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and we provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process.

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