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VP - State Regulatory & Legislative Affairs

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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 the AICPA’s state regulatory and legislative advocacy efforts.  Oversee activities which support Association positions on issues impacting the CPA profession and its internal and external stakeholders.


Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Lead the AICPA’s state advocacy program, with an emphasis on issues that impact the CPA profession at the state level in both the legislative and regulatory arenas.
  • Promote uniformity of state licensing laws and the regulation of CPAs at the state level.
  • Oversee AICPA efforts on the Uniform Accountancy Act Committee.
  • Oversee Definition of Attest, Mobility and post-Mobility legislative and regulatory efforts.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with and be the primary voice and contact for internal and external stakeholders on state legislative and regulatory issues, including state CPA societies, state boards of accountancy, tax, public accounting firms, AICPA leadership and staff, NASBA leadership and staff, and elected state legislative and executive branch officials.
  • Represent AICPA positions before state boards of accountancy and in other venues.
  • Oversee state legislative and regulatory research and analysis to support internal and external stakeholders.
  • Close coordination with and matrix reporting to Congressional Affairs and State Society Relations Teams.
  • Conduct interviews, make hiring decisions, provide salary recommendations, monitor and assign work, develop employees; develop work plans and conduct performance evaluations.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Senior Manager – State Regulatory Outreach
  • Senior Manager – State Legislation

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Solid understanding of the accounting profession
  • Background in or in-depth knowledge of state government and state legislative, regulatory and executive branch processes and procedures
  • Ability to build and maintain strategic relationships with key stakeholders
  • Professional demeanor with the ability to display good judgment and diplomacy in dealing with key stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate effectively and represent the AICPA before stakeholder groups
  • Ability to think strategically and problem-solve under pressure
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to create message points on legislative and regulatory issues
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to be a consensus builder and to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to travel domestically    


Required Experience, Qualifications & Education

  • Minimum of 12 years related experience
  • Previous experience in leading and managing a team
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field


Preferred Experience, Qualifications & Education

  • MBA degree preferred
  • Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation


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.

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