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Galasso Learning Solutions offers custom continuing professional education to CPAs, focused on engaging learner experience and improved performance outcomes. Education from GLS is for more than just compliance. It’s CPE that is practical, current, and actionable. We’re looking for another unicorn Learning Facilitator to join our amazing team.

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Governmental A&A Training Facilitator

Remote Office

Job Title:                           Governmental A&A Training Facilitator

Reports to:                       CEO

Hiring Range:                   Base salary ($80,000 – $100,000) plus a quarterly bonus based on courses taught

Job Summary:  The Training Facilitator has a responsibility for training facilitation using the best practices in adult learning theory. The Training Facilitator will enhance the competencies of clients by designing and conducting training programs that will boost client workplace performance in alliance with GLS’s core values. This position will conduct training needs assessments, design, develop and deliver curriculum and learning materials, and manage all phases of training sessions within the incumbent’s defined fields of expertise, including but not limited to governmental accounting and auditing. Training Facilitators at GLS are energetic and excellent communicators, possessing the ability to engage an audience on topics that some may perceive as complex or boring.

This role involves researching topics, analyzing data, and following the agenda of key standard setters like the GASB, OMB and GAO. In addition to training facilitation and content development, the Training Facilitator will record content for on-demand application. Since this position is 100% remote, you must be a self-starter, able to work independently without being micromanaged. However, you will be part of a supportive team with solid infrastructure and documented processes that are there to support you. Hitting deadlines is a must, so time management skills are critical. But, most importantly, your goal will be to create and deliver quality training to our clients!

Essential Duties:                                                                                

Training Delivery

  • Identify training needs by conducting needs assessments with clients and prospective clients
  • Deliver instruction and training in live and pre-recorded video as well as in-person settings covering a range of technical areas in the governmental arena
  • Develop instructor-led training materials (PowerPoint slides, case studies etc.) for new audit and accounting standards and hot topics in compliance with NASBA requirements
  • Instruct hands-on A&A trainings (virtual and in person) for our diverse client base.
  • Maintain a proficient level of knowledge pertaining to accounting and auditing including exposure drafts and recent changes.
  • Assess training effectiveness, including periodically evaluating programs to ensure that they reflect any changes
  • Stay abreast of the new trends and changes in fields of expertise
  • Perform administrative functions necessary to deliver and document training programs.

Business Development

  • Support a growth strategy focused on customer satisfaction
  • Arrange business meetings with prospective clients
  • Promote GLS’s training solutions to address clients’ objectives
  • Build long-term relationships with new and existing customers

Miscellaneous

  • Support and contribute to the internal operations of GLS
  • Perform additional job-related duties as assigned
  • Attend and participate in mandatory meetings and trainings
  • Adhere to all applicable safety rules, regulations, policies, and instructions

Required Skills & Abilities

  • Proven experience in designing multiple training events
  • Proven ability to master the complete training cycle
  • Sound decision-making and organizational skills
  • Teaching and facilitation skills to present complex information to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to determine training objectives
  • Ability to design, develop, implement, and evaluate training plans, curricula, and methodology
  • Strong communication skills and IT fluency
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage complex projects to hit deadlines
  • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Strong technical accounting and auditing acumen
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal capacities in English
  • A team-based attitude and a desire to collaborate

Computer Skills

  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Comfortable using presentation and video technology and basic troubleshooting in real time

Working Conditions

  • This job operates primarily in an office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, recording equipment, filing cabinets, etc.
  • Virtual training and meetings with clients will require a private quiet location with appropriate background for conducting meetings and trainings.
  • When training in the field, employees in this position will provide services to customers which will require air or car travel.

 Experience & Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or a closely related field.
  • 6+ years of accounting or auditing related experience required
  • CPA licensure
  • Experience with adult learning

Benefits

  • Strong base with competitive bonus structure
  • 401k with employer match.
  • Health insurance.
  • CPE Budget.
  • Flexible, remote work environment.

To Apply: Click HERE and complete our application.

 

 

Jaclyn Veno CPA | Auditing Level Training | CPE

Melisa Galasso, CPA, CSP, CPTD

Melisa F. Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A CPA with nearly 20 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not-for-profit and governmental accounting.

Her passion is providing high-quality CPE that is meaningful, creates efficiencies and improves quality, and positively impacts ROI. She also supports essential professional development, audit level training, and train the trainer efforts.

Melisa is a Certified Speaking Professional, a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), and has earned the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer™ designation. Her passion for instructional design and adult learning techniques is one of the differentiators that set her apart from other CPE providers.

She also serves on the FASB’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), AICPA Council, and the AICPA’s Women’s Initiative Executive Committee (WIEC). She also serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the Center for Plain English Accounting. She previously served on the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC), the VSCPA’s Board of Directors, and is a past Chair of the NCACPA’s A&A committee. In addition, Melisa is the author of Money Matters for Nonprofits: How Board Members Can Harness the Power of Financial Statements by Understanding Basic Accounting which is available on Amazon or anywhere you purchase books online.

Melisa received a Top 50 Women in Accounting Award in 2021 by Ignition, is a 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award recipient, and was honored as a “40 under 40” by CPA Practice Advisor in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She was also named the 2019 Rising Star by her regional NAWBO chapter, received the Don Farmer award for achievement in technical content instruction, and earned several other awards for public speaking and technical training.