Job Opportunity – Principal, Public Sector Accounting
CPA Canada is seeking an individual to join the public sector accounting team to develop accounting and financial reporting standards for the public sector in Canada.
The Opportunity The Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) was created to serve the public interest by establishing accounting standards and providing guidance and other performance information reported by entities in the public sector. Reporting to the Director, Public Sector Accounting, you will be a member of a highly skilled, energetic and committed team of professionals to advise and carry out the plans of PSAB. Working directly with senior professionals, you will be developing accounting and financial reporting standards and other guidance for senior and local governments and organizations controlled by governments. This requires you to lead committees of volunteers to create accounting and financial reporting standards and other guidance, as well as communicate with a network of preparers, auditors, senior government officials, practitioners, professional associations, international standard setters and members of the public.
The Position Your leadership, both as a technical expert and skilled facilitator, will bring together people and ideas, resulting in timely and high quality standards and other guidance for the benefit of PSAB stakeholders. You will need to: • Establish and nurture senior level contacts with various stakeholder groups • Work independently to identify issues, explore alternatives, propose solutions and prepare any necessary meeting materials • Clearly articulate the results of your work to a variety of stakeholders including volunteer members of PSAB • Assist with development of strategic and annual plans, board minutes and stakeholder surveys • Assist with the development of communications plans, conduct internal and external presentations, design and present webcasts, and develop other communiques
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