Administrative Assistant to the President and CEO

CPA Canada is seeking to add a key position to our Executive Office department.

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is one of the largest national accounting organizations in the world, representing more than 210,000 members. Domestically, CPA Canada works cooperatively with the regional CPA bodies who are charged with regulating the profession. Globally, it works together with the International Federation of Accountants and the Global Accounting Alliance to build a stronger accounting profession worldwide. CPA Canada, created through the unification of three legacy accounting designations, is a respected voice in the business, government, education and non-profit sectors and champions sustainable economic growth and social development. The unified organization is celebrating five years of serving the profession, advocating for the public interest and supporting the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards. CPA Canada develops leading-edge thought leadership, research, guidance and educational programs to ensure its members are equipped to drive success and shape the future.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer of CPA Canada, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support in organizing meetings, calendar appointments and all travel requirements established by the President and CEO.

Key Responsibilities

In this role, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Organize, maintain and schedule meetings and appointments, effectively and efficiently managing all calendar requirements;
  • Answer and direct communications via phone, email or other;
  • Plan, organize and prepare travel arrangements;
  • Submit and reconcile expense reporting relating to travel and business expenses;
  • Liaise with other CPA Canada team members and external stakeholders with respect to planning meetings, maintaining contact lists and ongoing action items;
  • General clerical duties including preparation of routine materials, filing and retrieving documentation;
  • Initiate, respond to and follow-up on routine inquiries;
  • Ad-hoc requests and projects as required and requested. 

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

Job Skills

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills with the ability to handle/communicate confidential information with utmost discretion, tact and diplomacy;
  • Strong project management, analytical skill, sound judgement and problem-solving ability;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills;
  • Ability to work with multiple internal and external stakeholder groups in fast-paced environment;
  • Highly proactive and exceptional organization skills;
  • Demonstrated capacity to function effectively in a sensitive work environment;
  • Embraces technology and savvy in its use; fully proficient with Microsoft Office 365 suite of products;
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset. 

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience providing administrative support to a senior executive in a fast-paced, high demand professional environment highly desirable and preferred;
  • Post-secondary studies in business administration, finance or administration related discipline preferred.

Additional Information

 This position is based in Toronto.

 CPA Canada offers a unique flexible and balanced working environment that allows individuals to maximize professional and personal development. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive, accessible environment, where each employee feels respected, valued and supported. Qualified individuals who wish to know more may contact, on a confidential basis: Claire Chester, Manager, Human Resources at CPA Canada at 416-204-3407 or If you require a disability related accommodation to participate in our recruitment process, please email us your contact information and we will be happy to work with you to meet your needs.