Careers at OSCPA

The Association

The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) offers a challenging and rewarding work environment, where you will be encouraged to learn, pushed to grow and empowered to suggest ways to enhance member value.

We are recognized as one of the nation’s top state accounting associations with members who work in public accounting, business and industry, government and education. With a staff of 40+ and a $10 million operating budget, OSCPA enjoys the reputation, respect and influence of many national associations.

OSCPA advances the interests of its members through strong advocacy initiatives and a multi- faceted education program that keeps CPAs prepared to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex business and regulatory environment. The Ohio Society is located adjacent to the Easton Town Center shopping and dining complex in Columbus, Ohio. Home to The Ohio State University and top companies such as Nationwide Insurance and the Limited Brands, Columbus is a gem of the Midwest. It boasts a vibrant arts and business culture, tantalizing restaurants, great shopping, seasonal festivals, recreational and professional sports plus a diverse blend of neighborhoods that all contribute to its urban charm and family-friendly appeal.

The Ohio Society of CPAs offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes: 401k 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.

The Ohio Society of CPAs is an equal opportunity employer.

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) is seeking a Diversity & Inclusion Consultant to lead the execution of OSCPA’s diversity and inclusion strategy. The successful candidate will teach, train and equip accounting and finance professionals within the OSCPA community to advance desired D&I outcomes for the accounting profession. This individual will build relationships with diversity and inclusion practitioners within organizations to identify relevant strategies and learning opportunities for the accounting profession. Additionally, the candidate will support initiatives and programs to attract underrepresented, high performing students to the accounting profession.

Reporting to the Director of Learning, and supporting the Director of Student & Young Professional Initiatives, the Diversity & Inclusion Consultant will have excellent communication and project management skills and be passionate about advancing diversity and inclusion within the workplace.  

Responsibilities include:  

  • Lead internal and external D&I Taskforce.
  • Plan D&I related learning events including D&I summits and OSCPA produced on-demands
  • Curate D&I curriculum and content from third-parties which includes procuring 3rd party vendors and identifying and contracting with thought leaders.
  • Embed D&I content within existing learning channels (CPA voice, podcast, blogs, advance, conferences, etc.)
  • Evaluate learning processes for inclusiveness (e.g., identifying thought leaders and strategic partners, content marketing, promotions)
  • Leverage research and best practices to develop D&I resources that will aid our member organizations in advancing their D&I objectives.
  • Develop D&I service delivery models and deliver said services which includes strategic planning, workshop facilitation, and training.
  • Present at external (non-OSCPA sponsored) events including member-hosted CPE days & firm alliance hosted events.
  • Cultivate external partnerships with D&I practitioners (e.g., Central Ohio Diversity Consortium, Greater Cleveland Partnership on Workforce Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) through participating in D&I groups and attending key events
  • Stay current with leading research on D&I issues and best practices relevant to business leadership (e.g., cultivating inclusive environments, developing inclusive leaders). 
  • Participate in D&I business development in collaboration with B2B services and Vested Learning.
  • Participate in and promote Women’s initiative programming, the Women, Wealth & Wellness Conference, and the Women’s Committee.
  • Participate in pipeline programming as facilitator, advisor, and ambassador.
  • Engage Foundation Board in D&I activities and participate in key Foundation fundraising activities.

Education:

Human resources, organizational psychology, or relevant field. Certifications will be considered.

Required Experience and Competencies:

  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Strong cultural and emotional intelligence skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding and sensitivity to the broader context of diversity and inclusion and to translate that understanding into resources that equips others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across personality styles in individual and group settings, create safe conversational environments, and build consensus.
  • Practical experiences with designing and implementing learning activities that advance diversity and inclusion awareness, knowledge, and skills.
  • Ability to exercise creative and original thinking and advance ideas for developing and planning new approaches to convey complex and sensitive topics.
  • Experience initiating and fostering relationships with individuals and/or organizations to define and advance shared goals that address systemic issues.
  • Experience developing strong business relationships.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in current Windows operating systems, current Microsoft Office products, and general knowledge of customer database applications
  • Regular travel within Ohio required; some travel outside of Ohio possible

Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to tcrosby@ohiocpa.com.

Member Relationship Specialist

The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) is seeking a skilled sales and service professional to join our Member Experience team. Our ideal candidate is people-oriented and enjoys building member relationships by identifying member needs and delivering solutions with first-class service and attention to detail.

You’re our ideal candidate if you

  • Have a proven track record of delivering quality customer-centered service
  • Excel at matching member needs with OSCPA solutions
  • Enjoy making outbound calls to generate sales and finding ways to turn in-bound calls into sales opportunities
  • Are a whiz at troubleshooting and resolving member issues and know how to turn them into sales opportunities
  • Anticipate questions, aren’t afraid to ask questions and make it your business to find answers
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Approach your work with a can-do, glad-to attitude
  • Multi-task effortlessly and keep your head in the game as you switch between projects
  • Are adept at data entry and proficient with Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint and CRM systems and practices
  • Understand it is ok to make mistakes, but learn from them and avoid repeating them

Our office is located in the Easton area and our work week is Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Education:

  • An Associate’s degree in either business management or administration, marketing, communication, public relations or similar degree preferred

Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in a customer service & sales or call center environment
  • Association background or knowledge of association environment is desirable.

Interested candidates should send resume and salary requirements to Suzanne McCann, Director, Member Experience, The Ohio Society of CPAs. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.