Manager - Professional Ethics Independence %26 Behavioral Standards (Remote Opportunity)
 Durham, NC

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

Responsible for all aspects of investigations of potential violations of the Code, including communicating findings to Enforcement Subcommittee members and members under investigation. Though the work involves potential violations of the Code, the focus is not on punishing the member; rather, the intent is to determine what actions can be taken to remediate the member such that he/she performs the applicable service appropriately in the future. Case work involves independence and behavioral issues, including tax.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Case investigations, Research and Communication

Investigate allegations of AICPA and state CPA society members who may have violated the AICPA and JEEP participating state CPA societies’ codes of professional conduct

  • Review correspondence and information regarding allegations.
  • Draft interrogatories to members under investigation and conduct interviews as part of gathering information while giving the members due process.
  • Prepare case summaries of investigations to expedite committee members’ review.
  • Ensure case findings are in compliance with professional standards and sanctions are appropriate.
  • Interface with committee members and respondents in resolving issues and bringing cases to a resolution.
  • Present cases to committee members and before the AICPA Joint Trial Board timely, in accordance with policy, and in a quality manner.
  • Correspond with respondents and firms, prepare for and summarize interviews with respondents and case management.
  • Service the Ethics hotline responding to ethics inquiries.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Serve as specific task force liaison to the PEEC as requested.
  • Assist in analysing and responding to proposed standards, discussion papers and technical inquiries of other standard setting bodies.
  • Participate in member enrichment activities
  • Perform additional duties as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Good working knowledge of professional standards and the Code of Professional Conduct
  • Strong project management skills and good organizational abilities
  • Ability to deal effectively and efficiently with partners and managers of public accounting firms
  • Strong written/oral communication and presentation skills
  • Strong decision-making, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to travel minimally

Required Experience, Qualifications & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • CPA license
  • Minimum of 5-7 years recent public accounting experience

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.