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Manager, Regulatory Affairs

Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba

The Position:

The primary focus of the Manager, Regulatory Affairs is to support the complaint intake process of CPA Manitoba. The Manager will be responding to inquiries from the public, members, firms, and students/candidates regarding the CPA Manitoba Code of Professional Conduct, Bylaws and Policies, and will take the lead role investigating conduct complaints against members of the profession.

The position package includes:

  • Excellent salary remuneration depending on experience
  • Comprehensive benefits 100% Employer Paid
  • Company RRSP Contributions
  • Flex Days
  • Hybrid Work environment
  • Professional Development Fund
  • Vacation and Sick Days

Key Responsibilities Include:

Professional Conduct: Complaints & Investigations

  • The complaints process is handled in accordance with The Chartered Professional Accountants Act of Manitoba & CPA Manitoba Bylaws
  • Execute and take the lead role pertaining to investigations of complaints against members of the profession. Specific tasks include:
    • Reviewing materials and developing investigative plans and budgets;
    • Conducting interviews with witnesses and members in accordance with the powers afforded to the investigator under the Chartered Professional Accountants Act of Manitoba and the Bylaws of CPA Manitoba;
    • Gathering and managing evidence with an understanding that such information may be subject to disclosure and tendered as evidence before the Discipline Committee;
    • Preparing reports and related evidentiary document briefs that will be relied upon by the Complaints Investigation Committee (CIC) in carrying out the mandate of the CIC;
    • Appearing before the CIC to speak to the investigation report and answer the queries by the CIC, as required;
    • Assisting external legal counsel in drafting charges and preparing for Hearings.
  • Manage the administration of complaint tracking system
  • Preparation of agenda packages for and coordination of Complaints Investigation Committee (CIC) meetings
  • Attend discipline hearings as staff support to legal counsel for CIC
  • Recruitment and engagement of committee membership for legislative committees for both CPAs and Public Representatives
  • Respond to telephone and written enquiries from the public, members, firms and students/candidates in the following areas: CPA Canada Handbook, CPA Manitoba Code of Professional Conduct, CPA Manitoba Act and Bylaws and Complaint intake process.

Registration Matters

  • Assist with monitoring of restrictions under The CPA Act including title restrictions for members and non-members as well as reserved public accounting services
  • Assist Registrar with other regulatory matters as needed

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Designation considered an asset
  • An understanding of, and professional experience in, public accounting
  • Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting or Master of Forensic Accounting or Equivalent would be an asset
  • Legal education and knowledge of legal and administrative law concepts, principles and terminology would be an asset
  • Preference given to candidates who have experience as a forensic accountant with a preference for experience in:
    • Executing investigative files independently from the planning stage through completion of a report;
    • Conducting interviews;
    • Preparing investigative reports; and
    • Providing expert testimony in a legal environment
  • High level of professionalism and demonstrated ability to deal with difficult situations and individuals tactfully
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, with particular emphasis on the ability to use diplomacy when dealing with fellow members and members of the public
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, organizational and time management skills
  • Proven ability to explain technical material – verbal and written
  • Exceptional leadership qualities to mentor and coach team members and potential reports
  • Ability to multi-task; manage multiple investigations as well as participate in CPA Manitoba administrative matters
  • Management skills to identify, develop, review, and establish efficiencies

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement:

CPA Manitoba is committed to working toward fostering an environment that is accessible, diverse, equitable, and inclusive for our members, our employees, and our communities. We encourage applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. Examples of underrepresented groups include people with disabilities (both visible and invisible), Indigenous peoples, people of colour, women, non-binary individuals, and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, to name a few.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CPA Manitoba. Please note, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. CPA Manitoba is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment, and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact


Please submit your resume to by April 16, 2024.