CPA Ontario also has a number of volunteer opportunities for experienced members to serve on its committees.
Practice Inspection Committee
The Practice Inspection Committee assesses compliance with professional standards of all full- and part-time practising offices, and takes appropriate follow-up or remedial action in instances of non-compliance.
The committee’s volunteer membership comprises approximately 17 council-appointed CPAs, including a Chair, who are in public practice, many of whom are at the partner level (or equivalent) and have been CPAs in good standing for greater than 10 years. Membership aims to be representative of the membership geographically and by size of practice (i.e., including local, regional and national firms).
Members are appointed annually for an initial term of one year that runs from September to April, and are eligible for re-appointment for an additional three years. The Committee meets four times per year.
All full and part-time practices are inspected at least once every three years.
Learn more about Practice Inspection.
How to Apply
If you are presently a member in good standing of CPA Ontario in a public accounting practice that includes audit, review and compilation engagements and hold a Public Accounting Licence, please log in, complete and submit this application form for consideration for the committee year commencing in September 2018.
Unless applicants indicate otherwise, applications will be kept on file for two years. Only those short-listed for possible committee membership will be contacted.
Professional Conduct Committee
The Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) reviews and investigates complaints that indicate a violation of the CPA Code of Professional Conduct, Regulations or Bylaws.
PCC members are appointed for an initial term of one Committee year that runs from September to August, and are eligible for re-appointment for additional terms of three years. The Committee is comprised of council-appointed volunteers and is representative of the membership occupationally and geographically.
For more information about the complaints process and the role of the Professional Conduct Committee, click here .
How to Apply
If you are:
- a member in good standing of CPA Ontario, with no prior disciplinary history; and
- a partner in a CPA firm or a sole practitioner whose clientele includes a variety of assurance and/or tax engagements, or have 10 or more years of experience in a senior financial and/or executive role; or
- have 10 or more years of post-qualification experience
Please log in and fill out the application form.
Members of the public who wish to volunteer, please fill out the Public Representative Volunteer Application.
Unless applicants indicate otherwise, resumes will be kept on file for two years. Only those short-listed for committee membership will be contacted.
Deadline to submit applications for consideration for the 2018/2019 committee year is May 17, 2018. Any applications received after this date will be considered for the following committee year.
For more information, please contact Standards Enforcement.
Public Accounting Licensing Board
The Public Accounting Licensing Board is responsible for matters relating to public accounting licences, certificates of authorization and the practice of public accounting, including but not limited to, overseeing CPA Ontario’s licensing standards, responsibilities, functions and processes. The Board’s volunteer membership, composed of between five and twelve members including no less than two public representatives, are appointed for an initial term of one year, and are eligible for reappointment terms of three years. Contact the Registrar’s Office for more information.
Small Practices Advisory Committee
The Small Practices Advisory Committee is a committee comprising volunteer practitioners who work with CPA Ontario to develop practical resources to assist small practices to communicate their values and specific expertise. For more information visit Small Practices Advisory Committee.