Professional Development Officer

This is a newly created role that will help drive and support our Professional Development team with their mandate of delivering professional development content to our provincial members.

Toronto, ON

Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

CPA Ontario protects the public interest by ensuring its members meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. CPA Ontario serves and supports its more than 89,000 members and 19,000 students in their qualification and professional development in a wide range of senior positions in public accounting, business, finance, government, not-for-profits and academe. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types and sizes for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. http://www.cpaontario.ca

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Overview: <p><strong>The opportunity</strong></p> <p>CPA Ontario is currently in search of a <strong>Professional Development Officer</strong>. This is a newly created role that will help drive and support our Professional Development team with their mandate of delivering professional development content to our provincial members. We are looking for someone who can lead our team of 4, manage our inter-provincial technical learning programs and be responsible for conducting data analytics and month-end financial reporting and analysis.</p> <p><strong>Who you are</strong></p> <p>You are a CPA with at least 5 years of post-designation industry experience. You want an opportunity to impact over 89,000 of your fellow members. You believe in knocking it out of the park every day. You take pride in your work and it shows in the dedication, approach, detail and care you put into everything you do. You are an influencer and can confidently negotiate with senior leaders, stakeholders and committees. You are a strong leader, willing to go the extra mile and guide your team through a fast-paced and ever changing environment.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you</strong></p> <p>A different career path. This is not your standard CPA Accounting role. This role involves acting as a subject matter expert in the development of core technical learning, administration and deployment of inter-provincial and other learning programs. &nbsp;This is a multi-faceted role that will take you along a non-traditional career path.</p> <p>Exposure and impact. You will work with other provincial bodies, vendors, subject matter experts and instructors to determine the content that is the most needed, the most impressive and the most effective. From implementing a new learning management system and deploying all of the learning content to influencing the overall future vision for professional development, you will make an impact.</p> <p>Work-life balance. The majority of your time will be spent working in the office and overseeing a dedicated team. Say goodbye to the daily travel and extended hours working at client sites.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What you will manage:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The day-to-day operations of the Professional Development team which includes a Manager and 3 Coordinators.</li> <li>Professional Learning and Development Provincial Committee (&ldquo;PLDPC&rdquo;) content development processes, including proposals and content reviews.</li> <li>Relationships and workflow plans with PLDPC course authors, content advisors and technical reviewers.</li> <li>Reviews of PLDPC course content for consistency with proposals.</li> <li>The development and analysis of Key Performance Indicators for the team to provide predictive analytics that will aid in decision-making.</li> <li>Month-end financial reporting and analysis processes, including accruals.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>So, how do we know you are the new Professional Development Officer for us? You have:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The education. You have a Bachelor's degree and your CPA designation.</li> <li>The experience. You have been applying your knowledge of accounting, assurance and financial reporting principles including ASPE and IFRS for a minimum of 5 years post designation. Prior involvement or experience in course development and delivery is preferred.</li> <li>The leadership. A born mentor and leader, you thrive in an environment where you can provide constructive feedback and implement best practices. You believe that the difference between doing a good job and a great job is targeted support that you are more than happy to provide.</li> <li>The interpersonal capabilities. You have excellent relationship building, negotiation and customer service skills. Your communication skills - written, verbal, presentation- are outstanding. You excel at presenting new information to a wide range of audiences.</li> <li>The technical skills. You can quickly learn new technologies. You have expertise in Microsoft Office applications.</li> <li>The time management skills. You have a confident personality and the intelligence to make well-balanced decisions. You can prioritize and keep your eye on multiple concurrent projects.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario</strong></p> <p>CPA Ontario protects the public interest by ensuring its members meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. CPA Ontario serves and supports its more than 89,000 members and 19,000 students in their qualification and professional development in a wide range of senior positions in public accounting, business, finance, government, not-for-profits and academe. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types and sizes for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. For information on the CPA profession, visit cpaontario.ca.</p> <p>To express your interest in this opportunity, apply here.</p> <p>CPA Ontario is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email accessibility@cpaontario.ca with &ldquo;Accommodation Required&rdquo; in the subject line to provide your contact information.</p>