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Senior Manager - Communications & Public Relations

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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 communication and public relations strategies for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants’ family of brands. Accountable for the development and execution of strategic communication programs to raise awareness and interest of the Association and its brands, goals, and strategic priorities among target audiences


Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee implementation of communications programs to support the Association’s strategic goals and plans.
  • Manage the creation of external strategic public relations plans and programs that positively raise awareness for the Associations brands, credentials, and resources to students, members, prospects, employers, state societies, and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure effective and efficient program management, alignment and consistent messaging occurs between Association staff involved in this effort.
  • Consult with internal clients and stakeholders to develop strategy and create communications in support of their strategic goals.
  • Project manage, or create, the development of enhanced deliverables in all communications channels and disciplines (such as FAQs, issues briefings, key messages, press releases, executive speeches, presentations, articles, case studies, blog posts, talking points, newsletters and/or promotional materials)
  • Assist in the management of and provide creative counsel for enhancing Association’s social media efforts.
  • Manage a wide range of complex political, technical and culturally sensitive issues and serve as the primary point of contact to various working groups.
  • Ensure that Association policy is fully and properly reflected in all communications
  • Manage the policy review process and implementation with appropriate Association stakeholders.
  • Manage vendor relationships and project-manage outsourced assignments.
  • Conduct interviews, make hiring decisions, provide salary recommendations, monitor and assign work, develop employees; develop work plans and conduct performance evaluations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manager – Communications
  • Lead Manager – Integrated Communications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Planning and management skills
  • Effective execution and management of communications efforts, including development of plans and tactics and coordination with team members and business owners
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Strong decision making/judgment skills
  • Commitment to high quality work product and strong relationships with team members and colleagues
  • Ability to work independently and perform well under pressure to meet project deadlines and goals and resolve challenges
  • Extremely strong interpersonal skills, ability to consult and bring internal “clients” to consensus, manage stress and conflict efficiently, and able to deal effectively with diverse groups
  • Extra hours may be required to meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel (post-COVID)


Required Experience, Qualifications & Education:

  • Minimum 7-8 years’ experience in communications/public relations in a corporate or agency environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, communications, Public Relations or related field


Preferred Experience, Qualifications & Education:

  • Master’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or a related field
  • Experience and/or knowledge of the CPA profession and/or the financial services industry


Why Work for Us?
At The Association, you are part of a global, diverse and talented group of colleagues. You have opportunities to innovate and collaborate in a leading organization that impacts individuals and businesses. You’ll have opportunities to progress while enjoying an exciting work environment that supports and celebrates individual achievement, development and professional satisfaction.

Together, we will lead the most influential body of professional accountants and create the future of the global accounting profession.

We offer competitive benefits, PTO, flexible working principles, and a supportive, collaborative team environment.

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.


If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please send an email to HumanResources@aicpa-cima.com

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