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Position Title :Manager - Product Development
Hiring Company :AICPA, DURHAM NC
Resume Recipient :Hiring Company
Job Category :Accounting/GAAP/Reporting
Job I.D:14348
Nearest Metropolitan Area(s) : Virtual
Primary Location City,
: Virtual,Virtual
Description : 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.

Develop content and manage content developers to serve public accountants’/management accountants’ competency development needs. Understand member needs and propose new products and product enhancements to maximize revenue and margin and enhance member value.
The position requires a proactive individual to serve 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop content for a variety of products (ex. continuing professional education and development products, technical literature)
• Demonstrate by example the application of best practices and adherence to team guidelines/policies to develop high quality content that address competency needs of the profession.
• Manage internal and external content developers to deliver products that address competency needs of the profession.
• Serve as product manager/owner
• recommend product continuations and release dates or discontinuations
• develop and manage content development schedules for timely release
• maintain product management database to inform product calendar and product setup
• participate in revenue and cost of goods sold (COGS) budgeting
• collaborate in format delivery and development decisions
• serve as product champion with marketing, communications, and channel and business development to ensure market awareness
• understand and explain 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
• Manage and strengthen relationships with 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 NASBA’s CPE Standards.
• 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
Requirements : • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
• Strong technical knowledge within the profession, specifically state and local government audit and accounting
• 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
• Ability to work collaboratively with regulatory stakeholders, standard setters, internal and external subject matter experts and influence decision-making where appropriate.
• Solid leadership skills 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
Minimum of 5-7 years’ combined experience in public accounting and learning product development with a focus on state and local government audit and accounting.

Required Education
Bachelor’s degree
CPA license

Experience/Education Preferred
• Masters degree in Accounting or equivalent degree
• Demonstrated experience and expertise in scoping and developing content and multi-format products, in a successful manner (e.g. timely, on budget, high quality), for learning and competency development of the profession

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.
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