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Posted on: July 3, 2019
Deadline: July 16, 2019
Grade: N/A


This posting represents a full-time three (3) year contract.


Reporting to the Director, Graduate Diploma in CPA program, the incumbent leads the organization, preparation and delivery of the administrative aspects of the CPA Program. He/she develops communication initiatives and plans alumni events in order to cultivate and maintain solid relationships with graduating students and build on continuous collaboration and coaching participation in the CPA Program.

Primary responsibilities

  • Direct the daily operations of the administrative services of the program ensuring that the office and program run efficiently and effectively.
  • Supervise and manage the workload of the staff to meet the needs of the program; provide training to administrative staff on procedures and processes as well as supporting the program’s strategic and operational evolution.
  • Oversee the development and design of marketing and public relations recruitment strategies for both the CPA Program and Summer School; coordinate marketing, recruitment and retention activities and special events (e.g. Open House, information sessions, student orientation, etc.).
  • Plan and prepare the program’s budgets; compile report on actuals and variances for review with Director.
  • Conduct external benchmarking to support the continuous improvement and strategic development of the program.
  • Coordinate and document program curriculum changes and prepare calendar of change documentation; ensure that all critical path deadlines are met.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders (e.g. CPA Order, accounting firms, industry organizations, academic material suppliers, CPA exam software vendor, etc.) in relationship with the CPA Program; act as a co-lead resource person with the CPA Order.
  • Plan, organize and oversee all activities related to CPA Capstone I & II summer school and CPA PEP program – prepare schedules; hire personnel (e.g. instructors, invigilators, markers, judges, etc.); order materials; update information in Moodle; book rooms; prepare and process contracts, revenues, invoices, expense reports, time sheets, PO’s; maintain financial records and prepare reports; reconcile service fees; etc.
  • Liaise with purchasing services, accounts payable, bookstore and printing services to ensure funds (revenues and/or expenses) are transferred appropriately and materials/supplies are distributed and/or received on time.
  • Maintain an electronic database of potential tutors, markers, lecturers for the CPA program including the valuation files for prospective tutors, markers and lecturers.
  • Lead and manage the development, implementation, training and use of new software tools (e.g. Surpass BTL software, Microsoft Sharepoint Collaborative platforms).
  • Manage exam re-evaluations, appoint Professors to do the exam re-evaluations as well as process letters and forms.
  • Coordinate and participate in CPA Program committee and sub-committee meetings and liaise with Program Committee members and department personnel.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and four to seven years of related work experience preferably in an academic setting with at least two years in a supervisory role.
  • Experience with professional accreditations is considered an asset.
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English and French to be able to communicate with internal and external stakeholders, speak and write persuasively, respond with sensitivity to questions and write short reports.
  • Good knowledge (Intermediate Level) of Word (able to incorporate graphics into reports), advanced knowledge of Excel (able to create spreadsheets, work with formulas and functions and perform statistical calculations), basic knowledge of Access (able to design, create, and modify databases, tables and, queries, forms, and reports) and basic knowledge PowerPoint (able to create templates and presentations).
  • Experience conducting Internet-based research.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and work on a variety of projects concurrently with accuracy; excellent organizational skills and proven ability to establish priorities and meet strict deadlines.
  • High level of resourcefulness and initiative; strong planning, organizing, decision-making and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work outside of normal operating hours and occasional overtime, especially during CPA Program Capstones Summer School.


$79,124.00- $91,760.00 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by July 16, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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