Careers at OSCPA

The Association

The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) is recognized as a leading Ohio association that provides innovative advocacy, education and business solutions for a community of 85,000 CPAs and accounting professionals working in every sector across Ohio.

With a staff of 40+ and a $10 million operating budget, OSCPA is committed to creating a best-in-class workplace culture that welcomes and supports individuals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, fosters innovation and promotes team collaboration.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes: 401(k) with company match; health, life and disability insurance; a wellness program that includes fitness center memberships; a generous professional development program for staff; a generous vacation and paid time off package; flexible work schedules; and a telecommuting option upon eligibility and approval.

The Ohio Society of CPAs is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are being accepted for the following position:

Manager, Accounting and Auditing Learning

The Ohio Society of CPAs seeks a Manager, Accounting & Auditing (A&A) Learning to manage a broad suite of learning products and services for CPAs working in A&A roles and support our mission of fostering CPA professional excellence. Our learning programs consist of 160+ seminars, 30+ conferences, 80+ webcasts, 150 on-demand programs including micro-learning, 60+ contract training programs and custom-designed blended programs.

From managing a robust learning portfolio to developing new, needs-based products, you’ll have the
opportunity to demonstrate your grasp of business and professional learning in a fast-paced and
evolving work environment.

The ideal candidate will manage activities and processes for learning needs identification, curriculum design, instructional design, program design, subject matter expert recruitment and coaching, and learning delivery-channel selection (seminars, conferences, sessions, workshops, on-demand, webcast, etc.). This is a management position responsible for working with staff, advisory groups, and subject matter experts on the planning, execution and development of profitable, high-quality professional development and learning activities that participants, members, and companies value and support.

The successful professional will join a recently reorganized learning department focused on providing innovative learning programs that drive greater value to a diverse community of CPAs and accounting professionals.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage a learning portfolio including infrastructure for needs identification, curriculum design,
    instructional design, program design, subject matter expert recruitment and coaching, and
    learning channel selection.
  • Conduct research and scan the environment and competitive marketplace to monitor learning
    needs and identify opportunities to grow and update assigned portfolio.
  • Identify and recruit experts to serve on our advisory taskforce, ensuring OSCPA leverages a depth and breadth of expertise from the marketplace.
  • Manage taskforce resources to drive identification of relevant trends, topics, content leaders,
    segment needs and learning objectives.
  • Establishes learning curriculum(s) for portfolio segments and work with Learning Director &
    Operations Team in design and implementation.
  • Identify and recruit subject matter experts (SMEs) to design, develop, and deliver learning
    activities, programs, products, and/or services.
  • Work with SMEs to refine the target audiences learning need(s), and most appropriate delivery
    channel.
  • Lead and coach SMEs to incorporate adult learning principles and practices to increase the value and effectiveness of learning programs.
  • Selects and maximizes learning distribution channels (seminars, conferences, workshops,
    webcasts, webinars, on-demand, micro-learning, other/new.).
  • Review data from subject matter expert evaluations, and product performance metrics and
    drive appropriate actions to continue to move the learning function forward.
  • Monitor asynchronous courses in assigned portfolio for relevance, expiration date, or updates needed (ex. on-demand learning products).
  • Ensure compliance with national and state continuing professional education regulations.

Assigned Portfolios & Segment Examples:

  • Public Accounting Audience Segments (non-tax)
  • Audit/Assurance Services
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting (e.g. FASB, GASB, SSAE)
  • Specialized Knowledge (Fraud, COSO, Mergers & Acquisition, etc.)
  • Specialty Segments (e.g. Employee Benefit Plans, Healthcare, Governmental, Non-Profit)

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, or equivalent educational experience is required.
  • Three, or more, years of experience in working with SMEs to understand learner needs and partnering to develop content and programs.
  • Three, or more, years of experience incorporating learning practices and SME coaching into multiple delivery channels (synchronous, asynchronous, and blended) and learning depth (information, application, etc.).
  • Demonstrated progressively more responsible management of educational events and learning programs.
  • Ability to analyze and understand complex and diverse segments and proactively design responses to meet market demands.
  • Superior organizational and communication skills (oral and written) are required. Must be able to build and maintain relationships with a diverse group of people, lead one-one-one and small group discussions, and drive difficult conversations to successful outcomes. Must communicate and manage effectively in an environment experiencing constant disruption to fundamental business models.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, track deadlines & milestones and communicate status while also being attentive to details.
  • Commitment to excellence in customer service.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in current Windows operating systems, current Microsoft Office products, and general knowledge of customer database applications.
  • Available for mostly in-state travel, some evenings and some weekends.
  • Comfortable working independently and in a team environment; maintaining a professional presence and representing OSCPA at learning events.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send resume, and salary requirements to Tiffany Crosby, CPA, MBA, CTP, CGMA, director, learning, The Ohio Society of CPAs, at TCrosby@ohiocpa.com.