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Global Diversity & Inclusion Lead (US Based)

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About The Association

Combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, we empower the world’s most highly-skilled accountants – CPAs and CGMA designation holders – with the knowledge, insight and foresight to meet today’s demands and tomorrow’s challenges. We drive a dynamic accounting profession that works every day to build trust, create opportunity and grow prosperity worldwide.

Summary of Role

Lead in the development and oversight of a global diversity & inclusion strategy and associated implementation. Manage a range of programs and activities to promote internal diversity and inclusion across the organization, ensuring an inclusive environment where all talent can thrive.


Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Develop and operationalize the vision and strategy for increasing diversity and creating inclusivity across the Association including Workforce, Workplace, Marketplace, and Community.
  • Ensure D & I ambitions are transparent and supported by all stakeholders and implemented even when not in your direct control.
  • Ensure accountability for D&I at the senior leadership level, acting as the primary subject matter expert internally at the Association on matters relating to multiple dimensions of diversity to include, but not be limited to, gender identity and expression, ethnicity and race, socioeconomic status, language, religion, disability, age, education, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, diversity of experiences, viewpoints, backgrounds, and life experiences.
  • Where necessary, establish and champion the needs of all minority groups and influence senior stakeholders in the benefits of a diverse organization.
  • Ensure training is provided where needed.
  • Act as the primary subject matter expert for the Association on leading practices in creating an inclusive working environment and fostering belonging internally.
  • Work collaboratively with the Firm Services external D&I to keep abreast of and leverage tools and best practices internally where appropriate.
  • Work with HRIS to generate D&I related data analytics and insights
  • Refresh the roles and responsibilities of the D&I Champions and manage their activities to effectively contribute to the overall D&I plan. Determine other operating model or grassroots structures or roles (e.g., local office D&I leads) and manage their activities
  • Partner closely and work collaboratively with the Internal Communications, Regional HR Business Partners, Talent Acquisition, Culture and Engagement teams, and other champions of D&I across the organization.
  • Stay abreast of market developments, tools, and approaches and generally maintain an up to date outlook. This should be achieved through a blend of networking and researching.  

Supervisory Responsibilities: 


 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Deep expertise in equality and diversity on a global scale, with demonstrable experience of having affected real and sustainable change. Experience and knowledge of best practices designed to drive meaningful business and employee experience outcomes
  • Experience of leading a global function, or at least multiple markets which must include the US, UK, and Asia.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop others, engaging in constructive conflict and managing interpersonal dynamics
  • Ability to talk to positive and negative employee experience of inclusive and exclusive cultures and understand multi-cultural sensitivity in all dimensions of D&I
  • Proven change management skills
  • Proven experience of developing and landing inclusion initiatives such as multicultural events or diversity training
  • Strong awareness of employee relations and legal issues which can arise in relation to D&I and equality

Required Experience, Qualifications & Education: 

  • 5 – 8 years’ experience with D&I
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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