Practical Experience and Practice Reviewer
Chartered Professional Accountants of AB
Calgary, AB
Organization Overview

CPA Alberta is the professional regulatory organization representing Alberta’s approximately 29,000 Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs). Alberta’s members are among the more than 210,000 Canadian CPAs who provide financial and management expertise across the country and around the world, at every level and in every sector. CPA Alberta’s legislated mandate is to protect the interest of the public, protect the integrity of the profession, promote and increase the competence of Alberta CPAs, and regulate the conduct of Alberta CPAs. CPA Alberta has offices in Edmonton and Calgary.

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The Role

The Practice Review program fulfills a mandatory requirement for CPA Alberta to review all registered professional accounting firms and professional services providers who perform assurance, compilation and/or tax services, while providing an educational experience to members and firms.

The Pre-approved programs monitoring fulfills the mandate that all pre-approved programs comply with the Practical Experience Requirements.

Reporting to the Director, Practical Experience, the Practical Experience and Practice Reviewer is a unique shared role working in both the Practice Review and Practical Experience departments to ensure these requirements are upheld.

The Practical Experience and Practice Reviewer is responsible for conducting non-assurance/compilation practice reviews, non-assurance practice review program development and monitoring CPA Alberta’s Pre-approved programs.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of post-designation experience and have the ability to confidently discuss review findings with senior personnel of professional accounting firms and large industry organizations.

Key Responsibilities

Monitor pre-approved programs and reporting on compliance to the Registration Committee.
Perform reviews of non-assurance professional accounting firms and professional services providers.
Assist with the program development of non-assurance practice reviews.
Liaise with national colleagues to identify issues and ensure consistency as related to pre-approved programs.
Support the Registrations department in the assessment of member experience for the rights to practice public accounting.
Assess experience of Experience Verification candidates, as required.
Assist the Directors with departmental goals, plans, and performance measurement, as required.

Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline and a Chartered Professional Accountant in good standing.
Minimum five years of relevant public accounting experience.
The following number of hours, accumulated over any three of the last five years, either directly or through persons under your supervision:
a total of 750 hours of audit experience (audit as defined in the CPA Act) and;
a total of 1,500 hours of review experience (review as defined in the CPA Act)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize and execute tasks while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Values and Ethics
Teamwork and Cooperation
Organizational Awareness
Flexibility and Adaptability
Results Management
Analytical Thinking
Working Conditions

Occasional travel for in person site visits
Location: Calgary