Careers at OSCPA

The Association

The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) is recognized as a leading Ohio association that provides innovative advocacy, education and business solutions for a community of 85,000 CPAs and accounting professionals working in every sector across Ohio.

With a staff of 40+ and a $10 million operating budget, OSCPA is committed to creating a best-in-class workplace culture that welcomes and supports individuals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, fosters innovation and promotes team collaboration.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes: 401(k) with company match; health, life and disability insurance; a wellness program that includes fitness center memberships; a generous professional development program for staff; a generous vacation and paid time off package; flexible work schedules; and a telecommuting option upon eligibility and approval.

The Ohio Society of CPAs is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are being accepted for the following:

Learning Marketing Strategist

The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) is seeking a talented marketer to help drive sales of our learning and professional development products and resources. Our ideal candidate has the right mix of creativity, top-notch writing and strategic thinking skills, and digital and social media savvy to help position the Society as a key partner and professional development resource for Ohio’s CPAs and related business professionals. If you have a passion for building an effective sales funnel, a desire to take on new challenges and an interest in working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, we want to talk to you. Ideally, you bring to the table three or more years of demonstrated experience in developing and executing marketing strategies that generate results.

You may be the right fit if you

  • Have a proven track record of developing strategies that incorporate the right blend of channels, audience and message to drive product sales.
  • Are adept at creating comprehensive marketing plans to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Understand how to select the segments and messages appropriate for each campaign.
  • Engage in the digital- and social-media world and effectively harness the power of these channels to generate results.
  • Nail deadlines with ease and produce quality, compelling work the first time.
  • Multi-task effortlessly and keep your head in the game as you switch between projects.
  • Possess a better-than-working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and can design when needed.
  • Have solid web, CMS and email marketing skills.
  • Know the value of data analytics and use such tools to guide decision-making.
  • Edit well and accept constructive feedback with grace.
  • Are skilled at monitoring the department workload and keeping projects on track.
  • Enjoy collaborating with others, but work independently when required.
  • Have a can-do, glad-to approach to working with others.
  • Anticipate questions, aren’t afraid to ask questions and make it your business to find answers.
  • Understand it is ok to make mistakes, but learn from them and avoid repeating them.

Education: A bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or journalism from an accredited university.

Experience:

  • 3+ years of marketing or creative agency experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong knowledge of email marketing programs
  • Strong knowledge of Google Analytics; certification preferred
  • Knowledge of web and CMS tools; basic HTML coding preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of CRM and member databases and can effectively pull member mailing lists
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred

For our part, OSCPA offers a culture that rewards performance, a work environment that encourages collaboration, the technology and professional development to help you do your best work, and a benefit plan that makes it worth your while to join our team. We’re focused on creating a climate of success for Ohio CPAs and supporting their efforts in driving business performance. We’re proud of our 100+ year history and invigorated by where we’re heading. Are you the one? If so, tell us your story. Send your resume, cover letter, three writing samples and salary requirements to Suzanne McCann, director, member experience, The Ohio Society of CPAs – smccann@ohiocpa.com.

Relationship Manager

The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA), an influential statewide professional association, is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to join the development team of The Ohio CPA Foundation, OSCPA’s charitable affiliate. The Relationship Manager will help to execute key components of the Foundation’s Annual Fund campaign and assist to manage and grow the Foundation’s portfolio of prospects and donors.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, experienced professional with superior collaboration and communication skills, a strong network in the Ohio business and development community and a donor-centric mindset who is eager to help support the Foundation’s development initiatives. OSCPA and the Foundation offer a high-energy, flexible environment, with potential for professional growth opportunities. Preferably, this position will reside remotely in Northeast Ohio and will require some travel throughout the state, primarily to OSCPA’s office in Columbus.

Key responsibilities, in consultation with Director of Partnership Development:

  • Develop and implement strategies to successfully achieve revenue goals for the Foundation.
  • Help to create and manage annual fund appeals to ensure donor and revenue goals are met.
  • Generate metrics and specific strategies to increase donor retention, upgrades, and acquisition.
  • Identify and research major gift prospects to be cultivated and solicited personally by staff and/or volunteer leaders as appropriate. Prepare prospect profiles; monitor and evaluate progress and results.
  • Support managing and executing responsibilities related to grant opportunities. Research, build relationships, draft proposals and application materials and follow through on all reporting requirements.
  • Help to support the Foundation’s donor-stewardship program, including planning events to engage and recognize Foundation donors, manage and update donor listings, and conduct donor surveys.
  • Assist in coordinating the production of key Foundation collateral such as the annual report, case for support, quarterly e-newsletter, brochures, stewardship communications, and other materials designed to promote the Foundation and inform donors and donor prospects.
  • Monitor and report on financial progress related to fundraising goals.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university
  • Three to five years of related professional experience
  • Ability to develop and implement clear and detailed fundraising plans
  • Ability to write effective and impactful fundraising appeals and donor communications
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Experience in grant/proposal researching, writing and reporting
  • Exceptional organization, time and project management skills
  • Must be able to build and maintain relationships with a diverse group of people
  • Knowledge and proficiency in current Windows operating systems, current Microsoft Office products, and general knowledge of customer database applications
  • Occasional travel within Ohio required; some travel outside of Ohio possible

The Foundation:

The Ohio CPA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization that provides scholarships and invites students to explore the benefits of accounting careers and earning the CPA credential. The Foundation currently funds programs for students in high school, community colleges, and four-year colleges and universities. Annually, the Foundation reaches more than 1,000 high school students and thousands of college students through its career awareness initiatives, and focuses on creating a diverse and inclusive accounting profession. Additionally, more than $70,000 of scholarships were awarded last year to accounting students statewide. The Ohio CPA Foundation is committed to showcasing the accounting profession and all it has to offer to inspire students today to become the next generation of CPAs.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to lbrown@ohiocpa.com.

Membership Marketing Strategist

The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) is seeking a talented marketer to help drive our membership recruitment, retention and engagement efforts. Our ideal candidate has the right mix of creativity, top-notch writing and strategic thinking skills, and digital and social media savvy to help position the Society as a key partner and resource for Ohio’s CPAs and related business professionals. If you have a knack for developing and implementing effective marketing strategies, a passion for writing compelling copy, a desire to take on new challenges and an interest in working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, we want to talk to you. Ideally, you bring to the table three or more years of demonstrated experience in developing and executing marketing strategies that generate results.

You’re our model candidate if you
• Have a proven track record of developing strategies that incorporate the right blend of channels, audience and message to drive member recruitment, retention and engagement.
• Are adept at creating comprehensive marketing plans to achieve organizational objectives.
• Understand how to select the segments and messages appropriate for each campaign. 
• Engage in the digital- and social-media world and effectively harness the power of these channels to generate results.
• Nail deadlines with ease and produce quality, compelling work the first time.
• Multi-task effortlessly and keep your head in the game as you switch between projects.
• Possess a better-than-working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and can design when needed.
• Have solid web, CMS and email marketing skills.
• Know the value of data analytics and use such tools to guide decision-making.
• Edit well and accept constructive feedback with grace.
• Are skilled at monitoring the department workload and keeping projects on track.
• Enjoy collaborating with others, but work independently when required.
• Have a can-do, glad-to approach to working with others.  
• Anticipate questions, aren’t afraid to ask questions and make it your business to find answers.
• Understand it is ok to make mistakes, but learn from them and avoid repeating them.

Education:
• A bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or journalism from an accredited university.

Experience:
• 3+ years of marketing or creative agency experience
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Strong knowledge of email marketing programs
• Strong knowledge of Google Analytics; certification preferred
• Knowledge of web and CMS tools; basic HTML coding preferred, but not required
• Knowledge of CRM and member databases and can effectively pull member mailing lists
• Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred

For our part, OSCPA offers a culture that rewards performance, a work environment that encourages collaboration, the technology and professional development to help you do your best work, and a benefit plan that makes it worth your while to join our team. We’re focused on creating a climate of success for Ohio CPAs and supporting their efforts in driving business performance. We’re proud of our 100+ year history and invigorated by where we’re heading.

How to apply:
Are you the one? If so, tell us your story. Send your resume, cover letter, three writing samples and salary requirements to Suzanne McCann, director, member experience, The Ohio Society of CPAs – smccann@ohiocpa.com.

Member Relationship Specialist

The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) is seeking a skilled sales and service professional to join our Member Experience team. Our ideal candidate is people-oriented and enjoys building member relationships by identifying member needs and delivering solutions with first-class service and attention to detail.

You may be the right fit if you
• Have a proven track record of delivering quality customer-centered service
• Excel at matching member needs with OSCPA solutions
• Enjoy making outbound calls to generate sales and finding ways to turn in-bound calls into sales opportunities
• Are a whiz at troubleshooting and resolving member issues and know how to turn them into sales opportunities
• Anticipate questions, aren’t afraid to ask questions and make it your business to find answers
• Thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
• Approach your work with a can-do, glad-to attitude
• Multi-task effortlessly and keep your head in the game as you switch between projects
• Are adept at data entry and proficient with Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint and CRM systems and practices
• Understand it is ok to make mistakes, but learn from them and avoid repeating them

Our office is located in the Easton area and our work week is Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Education:
• An Associate’s degree in either business management or administration, marketing, communication, public relations or similar degree preferred

Experience:
• 3+ years of experience in a customer service & sales or call center environment
• Association background or knowledge of association environment is desirable.

For our part, OSCPA offers a culture that rewards performance, a work environment that encourages collaboration, the technology and professional development to help you do your best work, and a benefit plan that makes it worth your while to join our team. We’re focused on creating a climate of success for Ohio CPAs and supporting their efforts in driving business performance. We’re proud of our 100+ year history and invigorated by where we’re heading.

How to apply:
Are you the one? If so, tell us your story. Send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Suzanne McCann, director, member experience, The Ohio Society of CPAs – smccann@ohiocpa.com.

Communications Intern

Do you love writing, working with technology and making your mark in a fast-paced business environment? The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) is offering a fun and valuable paid fall internship to a motivated, self-starter with excellent writing and people skills. The Communications Intern will write for various audiences, help produce video programs for the Society and help manage OSCPA’s website, www.ohiocpa.com. The ideal candidate will be a journalism or communications major or enrolled in a related course of study with experience or interest in writing about and becoming a thought leader in the business world.

Position Responsibilities

  • Report on news of interest to Ohio CPAs and those their influence for publication on OSCPA channels, including www.ohiocpa.com and the Society’s email newsletter, CPA Takeaways. This could include in-depth series or enterprise reporting.
  • Contribute to OSCPA’s Blog.
  • Post stories and make edits to the Society’s website.
  • Send news emails to members of OSCPA’s special interest sections.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of OSCPA’s Podcast, “The State of Business with the “Ohio Society of CPAs.”
  • Participate in the planning and execution of online video programs, including the Society’s regular news program, “Spotlight in Brief.”

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communications skills
  • Enthusiastic attitude and a strong work ethic
  • Solid editing and proofing abilities
  • Familiarity with AP Stylebook preferred
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional organization and time management skills and a love for detail
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with website content management systems a plus
  • Ability to work 20 hours per week at OSCPA’s Easton office through November

The Association:

The Ohio Society of CPAs is recognized as one of the top six state accounting associations in the country with members who work in public accounting, business and industry, government and education. With a staff of 40+ and a $10 million operating budget, OSCPA enjoys the reputation, respect and influence of many national associations.

We are known for our valuable internship program which offers a friendly, yet challenging work environment where you will be encouraged to learn and be exposed to varied experiences that will build your resume and work portfolio.

The Ohio Society of CPAs is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Senior Content Manager Jessica Salerno at jsalerno@ohiocpa.com.

Student Engagement Intern

The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) is seeking a Student Engagement Intern to assist with planning and executing programs that promote accounting and CPA careers in the high school and university market.

Reporting to the Manager of Student Engagement, the Student Engagement intern will have excellent communication and project management skills.

Responsibilities include:  

  • Assist with programs and activities that grow student membership
  • Assist with networking events and meetings for the Young CPA program
  • Assist with connecting students with CPAs for networking, career search and professional development opportunities
  • Conduct data research projects to assist with marketing efforts
  • Maintain database with accurate, up-to-date information for event attendees and program participants
  • Conduct participant surveys to measure effectiveness and improve student initiatives and Young CPA programs
  • Provide content for and assist in creation of the monthly student newsletters
  • Help to support The Ohio Society of CPAs charitable affiliate, The Ohio CPA Foundation, with various tasks to support donor engagement and stewardship

Education:

Candidates must be a junior or senior majoring in communications, marketing, public relations or a closely related field.

Required Experience:

  • Excellent writing, communications and public speaking skills
  • Exceptional organization and time and project management skills
  • Must be able to build and maintain relationships with a diverse group of people
  • Must be able to exercise creative and original thinking and advance ideas for developing and planning new programs
  • Knowledge and proficiency in current Windows operating systems and current Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to travel within Ohio for programming on occasion

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to mhohler@ohiocpa.com.