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Manager of Technical Content Development - Accounting & Auditing

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Summary of Role
Develop content and manage content developers to serve public accountants’/management accountants’ working in or with accounting, financial reporting, and audit and non-audit competency development needs. Understand member needs and propose new products and product enhancements to maximize revenue and margin and enhance member value.
This role serves as a lead contributor as well as a collaborative leader to manage internal and external content developers to develop high quality and technically accurate content.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities
  • Project manage internal and external content developers to deliver products that address competency needs of the profession.
  • Serve role as product manager/owner including
    • recommend product continuations and release dates or discontinuations
    • develop and manage content development schedules for timely release
    • maintain product management database to inform 18 month calendar and product setup
    • participate in revenue and cost of goods sold (COGS) budgeting
    • collaborate in format delivery and development decisions
    • serve as product champions with marketing, communications, and channel and business development to ensure market awareness
    • understand and propose rationales for product financial performance and propose recommendations for improvement.
  • Monitor and research the activities of standard setting, regulatory, and governing bodies as well as market and environmental developments to understand the needs of the profession.
  • Develop and review technical guidance, of notable complexity, to ensure it is conveyed in an easily understood way to serve competency needs of management and public accountants.
  • Collaborate in ideation and concept development of new products.
  • Ensure content and products are developed in accordance with scope, quality guidelines, COGS budget, and product schedules.
  • Identify and secure contractors for product development and adhere to contracting policies and procedures to ensure contractor contracts and agreements are executed according to AICPA’s contract policy and accounted for appropriately.
  • Manage and strengthen relationships with, as applicable, internal technical subject matter experts, expert reviewers, technical committees, and regulators to ensure proper development of technical content.
  • Ensure content is aligned with competency frameworks and if applicable, CPE courses are developed in accordance with internal and external CPE/CPD standards (i.e. NASBA).
  • Actively maintain internal tools for resource allocation and product tracking.
  • Champion agile principles in product development to drive innovation, efficiency and increased ROI.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • None
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
  • Strong technical knowledge within the profession (assigned subject matter varies)
  • Ability to develop high quality and timely products under tight deadlines and with resource constraints
  • Ability to develop and leverage a network of prominent professionals for use in product development
  • Knowledge of intellectual property law, copyright and best practices in author contracts and agreements
  • Ability to work collaboratively with regulatory stakeholders, standard setters, internal and external subject matter experts and influence decision-making where appropriate.
  • Skilled in managing cross-functional groups including promotion of collaboration, innovation, and excellence.
  • Solid leadership skills in managing people including promotion of collaboration, innovation, excellence and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong, articulate oral and written communication skills including presentation skills
  • Availability for travel on as-needed basis.

Required Experience, Qualifications & Education

  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ combined experience in public accounting/management accounting and learning product development
  • Demonstrated experience in scoping and developing products in a successful manner (e.g. timely, on budget, high quality)
  • Demonstrated ability in meeting budgets and deadlines, and growing revenue
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • CPA license, CGMA credential, or equivalent
Preferred Experience, Qualifications & Education
  • Masters in Accounting or equivalent degree
  • Expertise in developing content and multi-format products for learning and competency development of the profession
  • Knowledge of IFRS and other international/globally applicable standards

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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