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Technical Accounting Manager Product Development

Durham, NC 27701
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About us

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.

Summary of Role

Develop technical 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

  • Develop content in an individual contributor role, demonstrating by example the application of best practices and adherence to team guidelines/policies to develop high quality content that address competency needs of the accounting profession.

  • 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 contracts and agreements are executed according to the Associations 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 people and cross-functional groups, 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

  • Bachelors 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

Why 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, businesses, the public interest and even national economies. 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.

Posted: 2019-10-31 Expires: 2019-11-29
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