The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) is seeking qualified candidates in the Orlando, FL area for the position of Conference Manager for Continuing Professional Education. Incumbent will be responsible for planning, development, coordination, and oversight of state-wide conferences, tradeshows, and special events. Duties will include development and oversight of marketing plan, and budget management. Additionally, the Conference Manager is responsible for coordinating volunteer conference committee activities, on-site event coordination, and contract negotiation.
The ideal candidate is a strong leader, with experience organizing and directing volunteer groups and the ability to be creative, original and express ideas while engaging others in bringing events to fruition. Established working relationships with statewide conference facilities a plus. Prior experience reviewing and interpreting facility and vendor contracts is a must. The Conference Manager must be a self-starter who is able to work independently, multi-task, be detail oriented, and work well under high pressure and tight deadlines. Position will telecommute from home office, with potential for placement in physical office in the Orlando, FL area at a later date. Must be able to work productively in a telecommuting environment, and effectively communicate with team members and supervisor via email, phone, and virtual meetings.
Position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in hospitality management, business, communications, public relations, or a related field and five years of professional experience in meeting/conference and event planning, trade show planning; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills. Preference may be given to candidates with association management experience and/or CMP Certification. Experience working with G-suite a Plus. Travel required: up to 30%.
The FICPA is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and an exceptional benefits package. Final applicants will be required to submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation, including educational, professional, and criminal histories.
FICPA Benefits Package includes:
•Health, Dental, Life & Long Term Disability Insurance
•Paid Time Off
•401K with employer matching
•11 Paid Holidays
•Flexible Work Environment
For more information about the FICPA, please visit our website at www.ficpa.org.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. Position Closing Date: February 21, 2018.
Internal Number: CM-CPE
About Florida Institute of CPAs
Founded in 1905, the FICPA has been working to advance the accounting profession in Florida for more than 100 years. The FICPA now has more than 19,000 members. Continued membership growth and renewal has made the FICPA one of the largest CPA organizations in the United States.We offer an excellent benefit package and competitive salary.