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Accounting Specialist, CPA Student (CPA Training Office)

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

Job Type: Permanent Full

Accounting Specialist, CPA Student (CPA Training Office)

Location:  Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
OLG Site or Facility: Foster Drive Office
Number of Positions: 2
Job Type: Permanent
Length of Contract:  
Department/Division: Controllership
Posted Date: 2/4/2019
Posting Expiry Date: 2/25/2019

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is committed to delivering gaming entertainment that maximizes economic benefits for the people of Ontario in an efficient and socially responsible manner.  We are able to deliver on this commitment through the strength of our prime asset – our people.

Accounting Specialist, CPA Student

CPA Training Office

 Position Summary

Gain real-world experience working with a dynamic team of finance professionals while earning hours toward your Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) designation.  Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) is seeking eager, engaged, committed candidates to apply to join our new CPA Training Office.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain the required experience to obtain your professional accounting designation in a challenging, innovative and unique environment. Program participants will work with many finance professionals with varied backgrounds, designations and education making this an ideal opportunity to receive mentorship and get support during the exam process.

The successful candidates will rotate over a thirty (30) month period between Financial Reporting (18 months) and Financial Planning & Analysis (12 months) within the Finance Department to gain the necessary practical employment experience required by the CPA program. OLG is a multibillion-dollar operation with a wide variety of employment opportunities providing successful program alumni the opportunity to apply into different roles and divisions within OLG. You will have support in obtaining your CPA designation including financial support for your studies. The successful applicant will be granted the time to attend necessary professional development, programs and exams as required.

 OLG is committed to developing world-class gaming entertainment for Ontario, in a socially responsible manner.  OLG upholds high standards of responsible gambling by contributing to healthy play habits and harm reduction.  OLG also contributes to communities through economic development and local partnerships.  We can deliver on this commitment through the strength of our prime asset – our people. OLG has been named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2019.  OLG’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, its strong community involvement efforts, progressive people programs and initiatives, and demonstrated respect for work-life balance earned us a place on this distinguished list.

 What you will Learn:

 External Reporting

Progressively learn and become efficient in performing the daily operational activities of the External Reporting team by providing technical accounting guidance and financial reporting to management and required reporting to external parties. Assist in the preparation of complete, accurate and timely reporting of financial information, including reconciliation of general ledger accounts and the preparation of year-end working papers.  Ensure data recorded in the financial accounting system is consistent with principles of sound financial management and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

 Financial Planning & Analysis

Progressively learn and become efficient in providing financial leadership in preparing the OLG business plan, the annual corporate budget and in-year forecasts. Responsible for providing financial and operational analysis to improve decision-making for both internal and external stakeholders.

What we’re looking for: 

  • Successful completion of undergraduate degree and CPA pre-requisites (eligible for entry in the CPA Professional Education Program by April 2019);
  • Intention to pursue a CPA designation;
  • Strong commitment to a career in accounting;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Able to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines;
  • Strong analytical, technical and problem-solving skills with a strong attention to detail;
  • Solid Microsoft Office skills (specifically Excel, Access, and PowerPoint);
  • Able to consistently provide a high level of quality service;
  • Able to work well with diverse, cross-functional teams with minimal direction.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and ability to participate in the defined benefit pension plan provided by the Public Service Pension Plan.
  • Extensive training and professional development programs.
  • Mentorship by an experienced OLG Finance CPA-designated team member throughout and beyond the duration of the program to ensure the successful completion of your CPA designation and to assist you with your personal career path within OLG.
  • Support in obtaining your CPA designation, including financial support for your studies and an industry-leading CFE prep course.
  • Once you’ve completed your rotation you’ll have the opportunity to apply for available roles within OLG Finance based on your interest and performance.

Please apply online by 5:00PM on February 25, 2019.


OLG values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. OLG is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, please advise Human Resources.

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