Accountant II

Branch: Compliance and Registrant Regulation
Employment duration: Permanent Full-time
Job Code: 23-11
Closing date: 8/9/23


Accountant II
Compliance and Registrant Regulation
Permanent, Full-Time
File #23-11


The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is responsible for regulating Ontario’s capital markets in accordance with the mandate established in the provincial Securities Act and the Commodity Futures Act. The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair, efficient and competitive capital markets and confidence in the capital markets, to foster capital formation, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk. This mandate is performed through policy, operational, adjudication and enforcement work. The OSC also contributes to national and global securities regulation development.

We offer a diverse, fair, and flexible work environment and take pride in our challenging and rewarding work.


Why join the OSC?                                              

  • The OSC provides an opportunity to learn and grow professionally in a supportive, stimulating workplace
  • We offer a diverse, fair and flexible hybrid work environment and take pride in our challenging and rewarding work
  • We offer an attractive compensation package which includes performance-based incentives  and a premier pension plan
  • Our employees’ health is important to us; we have a comprehensive health and wellness package which includes generous health and dental benefits, employee well-being resources, and  an attractive vacation entitlement


The Compliance and Registrant Regulation (CRR) Branch is currently looking for an Accountant II to join the team.  CRR oversees the dealers, advisers and investment fund managers that the public relies on when investing in securities.  Using a risk-based approach, CRR is responsible for the registration and compliance reviews of registered firms.  CRR also develops significant policy affecting registered firms and individuals, at both the Ontario and national levels. CRR consists of integrated, multi-disciplinary teams including professional staff (accountants and lawyers), registration officers and support staff.


This role requires you to:

  • Conduct reviews of registered firms to assess compliance with regulatory requirements that support investor protection and confidence in the capital markets
  • Adapt regulatory principles to industry trends and emerging issues
  • Prepare formal reports detailing non-compliance with securities laws and internal control weaknesses and work with registered firms to determine what corrective action is required
  • Engage with registered firms and stakeholders to find practical and balanced solutions to address non-compliance with securities laws and make recommendations for further regulatory action in appropriate circumstances   



We are looking for a candidate with an inquiring mind and a passion for the capital markets that has: 

  • Membership in good standing with CPA Ontario
  • 3-5 years of audit and assurance experience, preferably from working in the securities, capital markets, investment management, or financial services
  • Demonstrated ability to show creativity, achieve results and communicate information clearly and concisely
  • Demonstrated ability to establish collaborative working relationships and engage with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to balance regulatory objectives with practical business considerations

Grow your career and make a difference working at the OSC.


Apply online by Wednesday, August 9, 2023 by 11:59 PM


*Internal applicants: please apply using the Taleo profile created with your OSC email address**


We thank all applicants for their interest in the Ontario Securities Commission. We will contact those selected for an interview. 


The OSC is committed to diversity and providing an inclusive workplace and providing accommodation in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. It is our priority to ensure employment opportunities are visible and barrier-free to all under-represented groups including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ2S community, to achieve an employee demographic profile reflective of the demographic profile of Ontarians.

The OSC is a proud partner with the following organizations: BlackNorth Initiative , Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion , and Pride at Work Canada

If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting our confidential inbox .   

Visit  Accessibility at the OSC   to review the OSC’s policies on accessibility and accommodation in the workplace.

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