3 Sep2021

OSC Summer Accounting Students

  • Ontario Securities Commission
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Job ID : 30329
  • Category : Accounting
  • Job Type : Contract
  • Salary : $ Annually
  • Anticipated Start Date : As soon as possible
  • Posting Date : 03 Sep 2021
  • Expiry Date : 03 Oct 2021


May – August 2022

Six (6) Positions in Multiple Branches

File #21-70

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is the statutory body 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.

The OSC is recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) as a pre-approved program. As a result, the experience gained while working at the OSC will count towards CPA Ontario's practical experience requirements.

Summer Accounting Student positions will be available in the following branches:

Compliance and Registration Regulation

  • The Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch is a regulatory branch responsible for regulating firms and individuals who are in the business of advising or trading in securities or commodity futures, and firms that manage investment funds in Ontario, as well as developing policy relating to registrants and their obligations.

Corporate Finance

  • The Corporate Finance Branch is a regulatory branch responsible for regulating issuers (other than investment funds) in the public and exempt markets. The branch reviews public distributions of securities, exempt market activities and continuous disclosure of reporting issuers, and leads issuer-related policy initiatives. The branch is also responsible for supervising insider reporting, regulating credit rating agencies and overseeing the listed issuer function for OSC-recognized exchanges.


  • The Enforcement Branch is a regulatory branch responsible for investigating and litigating breaches of the Acts and seeking orders in the public interest before the Commission and the courts.

Financial Management and Reporting

  • The Financial Management and Reporting Branch is a corporate branch that provides financial management and analysis, reporting and treasury services to allow the OSC to continue carrying out its regulatory responsibilities. Assurance over financial reporting is provided through the design and maintenance of effective controls.

Summer Accounting Students will work towards the development of the required technical and enabling competencies for the CPA designation. The exposure to technical competencies over the summer term may include audit and assurance, financial reporting, management accounting and finance. This will be achieved through placement in one of the following branches: Compliance and Registrant Regulation, Corporate Finance, Enforcement, and Financial Management & Reporting. Summer Accounting Students may perform work such as:

  • conducting operational audits of dealers, advisers and investment fund managers;
  • conducting focused reviews of registrant compliance with internal policies and procedures;
  • completing continuous disclosure reviews of financial reporting filed by public companies;
  • reviewing and analyzing records filed by public companies, including financial reports;
  • reviewing records related to complex transactions and assisting in assessing complex transactions;
  • participating in data analysis and process improvement projects for internal monthly reporting;
  • applying forensic accounting techniques to review and analyze material as part of investigations; and
  • preparing materials for use in OSC proceedings.

Our students will be mentored by senior accounting staff that will coach and provide guidance in performing the above-listed work.

We are looking for students who have completed their second year or higher, are pursuing a university degree in Commerce or Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, and are currently pursuing a CPA designation. To meet the varied deliverables that encompass this role, students should have a demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple demands on time. Their strong communication skills to seek out additional information and adapt style to suit audience/client will serve them well in this fast-paced, multi-faceted role. Above all else, students have the ability to build and foster strong relationships and a demonstrated initiative and willingness to learn.

Application Requirements

  1. A cover letter stating your interest in working for the OSC, also including the file number and position title;
  2. a resume;
  3. a copy of your undergraduate transcripts;
  4. reference letters are also welcome; and
  5. in the application process, you will be asked to rank which branch(s) you would prefer to work in.

Please attach the above documents in one single PDF document, with the naming convention “Last Name, First Name”.

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

Apply online at https://www.osc.gov.on.ca/en/careers.htm by Friday, September 17, 2021.

OSC Summer Accounting Student Opportunities Presentation Event

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) would like to invite applicants to a live webinar on Friday, September 10th at 2:00 pm to learn more about the summer accounting student experience the OSC has to offer and to give participants the opportunity to ask questions. We hope you can join us. Register here.https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1318359938892606989 >

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. 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 Initiativehttps://blacknorth.ca/ >, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusionhttps://ccdi.ca/ >, and Pride at Work Canadahttps://prideatwork.ca/ >.


If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting our confidential inbox HRRecruitment@osc.gov.on.ca. Visit Accessibility at the OSChttps://www.osc.ca/en/accessibility-osc >to review the OSC’s policies on accessibility and accommodation in the workplace.

How to Apply

OSC Careers - Current Opportunities (taleo.net)

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