Explore Opportunities

Posted 591 days ago

Accounting Instructor, Governmental/Not-for-Profit


The Instructor is a subject matter expert who is responsible for delivering Accountancy courses using the materials provided by Kaplan in accordance with NASBA regulatory requirements for continuing professional education. Kaplan provides the instructor with excellent educational content; the instructor is responsible for delivering that content in a compelling and effective manner and delivering exceptional classroom experiences to Accountancy students. If the instructor also desires to write and technically review Kaplan courses, such assignments are agreed upon by Kaplan and the instructor. Instructors who are responsible for writing and technically reviewing courses must be subject matter experts in the area or capable of learning the material as appropriate. Kaplan Accountancy instructors are CPAs unless they are subject matter experts in another area for which they are responsible for writing, reviewing and/or instructing.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Specialize in governmental/not-for-profit accounting issues, update Kaplan’s governmental/not-for-profit courses and serve as an instructor for these courses.
  • On a part-time basis, travel to live course locations throughout the U.S., as well as deliver webinar events from home or office location.
  • Demonstrates excellent teaching skills and ability to engage students in the classroom.
  • Creates an outstanding learning environment for each student.
  • Keeps class on task.
  • Serves as an industry expert while keeping the focus on the education content through preparation and study of the Kaplan provided content.
  • Addresses student questions throughout classes and in follow-up as requested.
  • Runs class time schedule in accordance with course materials.
  • Adheres to specific requirements as dictated, including but not limited to attendance, time schedule, and client/student concerns.
  • Maintains regular communication with product line management to stay informed of scheduling, curriculum updates, location changes, and evaluation feedback.
  • Maintains regular communication with product line management to communicate client/student concerns such as new course and course improvement ideas, suggestions for new training methods, course feedback, etc.
  • If engaged to write and/or technically review course material:
  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise.
  • If engaged to write, demonstrate excellent writing skills and ability to effectively organize course content.
  • If engaged to write, develop course materials in accordance with NASBA standards as provided by Kaplan, including interactive course content.
  • Write and/or technically review course material as assigned by the Kaplan Accountancy production team and/or the Content Manager, Kaplan Professional Education, Accounting Continuing Education.
  • Write and/or technically review course material to meet deadlines in accordance with the schedule agreed upon between the instructor and the Kaplan Accountancy production team.
  • May contribute to Kaplan’s thought leadership efforts.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting / Tax / Audit (unless other specialty is appropriate for the subject matter of the training)
  • 10 years of experience, specialized in governmental/not-for-profit guidance and issues
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe editing, and experience with webinar platform technology.
  • Outstanding teaching skills: The ability to be manage a classroom while presenting complex accounting concepts. The demonstrated ability to create an interactive learning environment. Personable, sincere, and approachable to students.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and attention to detail skills.