Senior Advisor, Public Interest

Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Position: Senior Advisor, Public Interest

Reports to: President and Chief Executive Officer

Contract type: Full Time or Part Time (Flexible)

The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) takes its responsibilities to protect the public as the regulator of the professional accounting profession in British Columbia and to act in the public interest very seriously. There are issues where CPABC has important expertise to add to the development of public policy. We are seeking a results-driven and engaging individual for the position of Senior Advisor, Public Interest who will play a key role in leading the development and execution of important policy initiatives that are in the pubic interest.

Come join a collaborative network of like-minded professionals and take the first step towards an exciting opportunity by applying for the position.

Job Summary:

You will lead the development of public interest policy for CPABC, with an emphasis on business, the economy and accounting matters. In particular, you will oversee anti-money laundering and anti-corruption initiatives, with a goal of influencing effective and practical policy and supporting public and member education in British Columbia. In addition, you will work with cross-functional teams to enable the education of members and the execution of critical policy developments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as in-house subject matter expert on public interest matters, backed by insight and extensive analysis.
  • Identify, develop and guide strategy that is in the public interest, including researching, preparing technical submissions, briefing notes, and member communications.
  • As appropriate, convene and consult with members to develop policy initiatives that are in the public interest.
  • Engage with government officials, members, students and the public on matters of the public interest as appropriate.
  • Ensure that members are notified of relevant BC-specific legislative changes.
  • Support cross-functional work teams to advance policy initiatives that are in the public interest.

Key Requirements:

  • A CPA or a post-undergraduate degree in a discipline such as economics, law, public administration or business administration.
  • At least 3 - 5 years of relevant experience in public policy or regulatory affairs.
  • A natural curiosity and interest in public policy matters, especially those that will impact the economy and business.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong collaborator with proven abilities to work as part of a team.
  • A passion for effecting change that will positively impact British Columbians.

If this job outline describes you, please email your résumé and cover letter with your salary expectations and availability.This position will remain open until filled.

We thank in advance all candidates who respond; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Why join our team? CPABC offers an entrepreneurial environment with a competitive compensation package. At CPABC we live our core values:

  • We Are Open
  • We Work Together
  • We Communicate
  • We Improve Every Day
  • We Are Professional
  • We Laugh and Celebrate


The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) is the training, governing, and regulatory body for over 36,000 CPA members and 5,000 CPA students. CPABC carries out its primary mission to protect the public by enforcing the highest professional and ethical standards and contributing to the advancement of public policy. CPAs are recognized internationally for bringing superior financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, and leadership to organizations.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract


  • Public Policy or Regulatory affairs: 3 years (Preferred)