• Senior Manager, Learning & Development Instructional Designer

    Location : Location US-IL-Chicago
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(11/8/2018 3:34 PM)
    ID
    2018-2852
  • Overview

    Best-in-class service, stewardship, independence, seamlessness, and transparency – these are the five core values that define the talented professionals at Andersen Tax. We are committed to hiring highly motivated individuals who desire to enhance their career and make a distinct impact. Andersen Tax is one of the largest independent tax firms in the United States, providing a wide range of tax, valuation, financial advisory, and related consulting services to individuals, commercial clients, and alternative investment funds. Andersen Tax is the founding member of Andersen Global, an international association of legally separate, independent member firms with over 3,500 professionals worldwide. In the U.S., Andersen Tax has more than 1,000 personnel located in 19 cities across the country. Our team of top advisors has extensive backgrounds in international accounting firms, law firms, IRS, and state taxing authorities. We demonstrate our commitment to our people through programs like our Women’s, Veterans’, and Diversity initiatives, which allow us to maintain both a positive and supportive work environment. We aim to be the benchmark for quality in our industry and serve as the standard by which other firms are measured.

     

    At Andersen Tax, we offer a rewarding career path for exceptional and motivated individuals. From the moment your employment begins, you will be exposed to a wide variety of projects that will give you the opportunity to stand out and make a difference. Additionally, due to our favorable Managing Director to Associate ratio, you will receive significant hands-on mentoring from our senior professionals who are invested in your growth and development. We foster an environment based on learning and allow our employees to grow through hands-on work experience, participation in local office and national training programs, and strong mentoring relationships. Through our sustained growth and best-in-class service, we can offer substantial long-term career opportunities and the tools you need to become an emerging leader. If you want to be a part of a growing and exciting organization, then consider your opportunities with Andersen Tax – a name from the past, a firm for the future.

     

    Please view our website at www.andersentax.com for additional information on Andersen Tax.

     

    Andersen Tax offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, retirement programs, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, professional accreditation assistance, and other employee incentives.

    Description

    Are you a self-motivated and proactive individual who wants to roll up your sleeves and put your creativity and experience to work in a role where you can blaze trails? Want to work with industry experts and an enthusiastic team to take its professional development offerings to the next level? There is no shortage of opportunities for a solutions-minded individual who is passionate about adult education and wants to make his/her mark on a growing firm through the development of engaging learning content.

     

    Andersen Tax is looking for an experienced Instructional Designer to join its national Learning & Development team. This individual will collaborate with other members of the team, subject matter experts, instructors, and facilitators to develop and implement creative, engaging, and high quality technical and nontechnical training for the firm’s employees, across all levels, service lines, and U.S. locations. 

     

    Essential Responsibilities:

     

    • Collaborate with Learning & Development, subject matter experts, and instructors to determine learning needs and analyze learning gaps, and to assist in the development of learning paths
    • Design core tax and professional skills training based on learning paths and level-specific competencies, across service lines
    • Learning experiences include instructor-led, virtual, and self-study courses
    • Content includes knowledge checks, examples, case studies, job aids, etc., to enhance participant engagement, learning, and retention
    • Develop and implement innovative and impactful curricula using advanced learning theory and technologies
    • Review and enhance existing content to ensure level appropriateness and consistency with learning objectives
    • Drive the strategy around the design of learning content and experiences that leverages technology to meet the needs of a diverse set of learning styles
    • Propose and implement plans for new and lateral hire content to assist in onboarding and integration into the firm
    • Build and implement pre and post-study content, where applicable
    • Advise on best practices for content creation and execution using innovative organizational development and/or adult learning techniques, principles, theory, and online learning technologies
    • Assist with instructor preparedness and effectiveness, and onsite learning facilitation, as needed
    • Adhere to requirements for qualifying content for continuing education credits
    • Suggest and assist with implementing instructional technology for effective and efficient training delivery
    • Assist in the administration of the Learning Management System with respect to directing learning and tracking competencies at various levels

     

    The Learning & Development Senior Instructional Designer will report to the Managing Director of Learning & Development and work closely with subject matter experts, including U.S. National Tax, firm wide training committees, and other members of the Learning & Development team.

     

    Knowledge and Skill Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in instructional design or technology, organizational development, behavioral psychology, education, or a related field preferred
    • Minimum of 8 years of demonstrated experience assessing training needs and developing related content, with experience in a professional services firm, in particular tax or accounting, preferred
    • Ability to learn basic tax technical terminology and to garner industry knowledge
    • Proficiency with eLearning resources and authoring tools and implementation thereof, including SCORM and AICC
    • Excellent attention to detail, organizational, interpersonal, teaming, and communication skills
    • Ability to take initiative and act in a self-directed manner, and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Innovative and solutions-oriented thinker with excellent judgement and professionalism
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word)
    • Ability to travel across locations and/or learning events

     

    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

     

    Andersen Tax welcomes and encourages workforce diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation (including gender identity and gender expression), mental disability, physical disability, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), age, marital status, military status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws or regulations. All qualified individuals, including those with criminal histories, will be considered in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws. Additionally, we make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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