26 days old

Senior Manager - Academic Initiatives

Durham, NC 27701
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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 worlds most highly-skilled accountants CPAs and CGMA designation holders with the knowledge, insight and foresight to meet todays demands and tomorrows challenges. We drive a dynamic accounting profession that works every day to build trust, create opportunity and grow prosperity worldwide.


Manage the Associations initiatives to engage academics, attract talented individuals to become CPAs and CGMAs and drive a wide range of programs and resources to promote excellence and relevance in accounting education.


  • Manage resources and model curricula needed for CPA Evolution. Includes working with Academic in Residence and task forces required to understand resources needed and oversee creation of resources.

  • Manage academic initiatives including the development of strategies, resources, and programs to improve accounting education to prepare individuals for careers in the accounting profession.

  • Provide strategic insights and tactical excellence in driving new resources for accounting academics.

  • Manage and act as a liaison to stakeholders required to update and promote the AICPAs Pre-certification Core Competency Framework and model curricula.

  • Manage the development and dissemination of resources and programs that promote awareness of the profession and CPA and CGMA careers among university faculty.

  • Represent the Associations interests in Ph.D. programs and initiatives; coordinate effective strategies to maximize opportunities to get CPAs in front of university students in accredited accounting programs.

  • Monitor, communicate and promote awareness of metrics and measures that represent the presence of qualified university faculty teaching accounting programs

  • Advocate and influence university academic initiatives, including the development of strategies and programs to prepare individuals for teaching careers in the profession and helping improve accounting education.

  • Manage relationship with the American Accounting Association (AAA) and serve as the Association liaison to AAA for conference sessions.

  • Function as staff liaison for the Academic Executive Committee (AEC) and provide strategic direction for internal committees and boards in the development of education policies and positions.

  • Promote the Associations education policies, positions and programs to the academic community; create and nurture strategic alliances.

  • Promote the Accounting Education Center site and educator portals on ThisWaytoCPA.com

  • Conduct interviews, make hiring decisions, provide salary recommendations, monitor and assign work, develop employees; develop annual performance expectations, evaluate performance and promote growth and development of team members.

  • Manage educator awards programs.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Create, promote and disseminate resources to the accounting academic community

  • Updating of accounting curriculum resources on the AEC site and provision of new, relevant resources to drive academic excellence, with measurable outcomes

  • Creation of new educators resource center on the web

  • Enhanced influence with key external stakeholders

  • Integration with CGMA academic efforts


  • Web, social media and electronic publishing experience

  • Excellent relationship building skills to work collaboratively with outside organizations, academic and association leadership

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills in writing, speaking and formal presentations

  • Ability to interact with the media on academic, university education and related issues

  • Strong project management skills

  • Knowledge of academic environment, preferably in university settings

  • Initiative and drive to achieve outcomes

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Skill in negotiating and building consensus

  • Knowledge of association environment or proven skills in building programs requiring multiple stakeholder collaboration

  • Moderate travel within the US; possible international travel


  • 7 years of experience in communications, accounting, management, education or related fields

  • Background in university-level educational programming, culture and values.

  • Experience in association management and strong communications

  • Experience with accounting profession and education


  • Bachelors Degree in communications, accounting, management, education or related fields


  • Masters Degree in communications, accounting, management, education or related fields

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. Youll 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.

Posted: 2020-04-28 Expires: 2020-05-27
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