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DAS Product Owner (Remote) at American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Durham, North Carolina

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

About The Association

At The Association, our impact is global. We help people build and grow careers that improve their lives, help communities succeed, and help countries build strong economies. Together, we lead the most influential body of professional accountants and shape the future of the global accounting profession.

Summary of Role:

The DAS Product Owner manages Dynamic Audit Solution (DAS) development team activities and resources, as well as leading development-related workstreams in coordination with the DAS Product Manager. This role is a key contributor to the transformative, cloud-based audit software that leverages data, technology and a revolutionary new audit methodology to enhance audit quality, drive efficiency and provide insights ot audit engagements and clients.

The ideal candidate has experience at a public accounting firm in transformation/innovation initiatives or audit data analysis. Excitement and passion for changing the way auditors work is also a key attribute.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities:


  • Product Owner for a DAS scrum team, focused on the creation of data-driven, audit data analytic or core transformative audit methodology features


    • Work closely with DAS subject matter experts to help understand and create the vision of what the DAS product will be

    • Lead coordination between DAS subject matter experts and scrum teams to support the development of content and features that are in line with identified priorities, consistent with defined content specifications and to avoid duplication of efforts

    • Own all user stories around key areas, such as risk assessment, internal controls, sampling, etc

    • Manage the pipeline of content delivery to the scrum teams to help ensure a consistent, smooth flow of material over time to avoid bottlenecks and idle time

    • Leverage UI/UX designers in the process to ensure the best user experience and look-and-feel

    • Work closely with the senior DAS leadership team

    • Coordinate work performed across multiple scrum teams



  • Present the work of the DAS scrum teams and other product features to stakeholder groups and various internal and external audiences

  • Function as a DAS expert in multiple areas of the DAS application, methodology and technology

  • Drive and help execute on the creation of innovative content and designs to promote a transformative, data-driven audit

  • Coordinate with software partner CaseWare International on key product dependencies and timelines for key features and functionality

  • Coordinate between DAS and related AICPA CaseWare Cloud-based solutions on common and complementary functionality (e.g., OnPoint PCR)

  • Manage coordination with CPA.com, DAS application development team members and other vendors on custom programming and test automation

  • Provide onboarding support for new development team members including sharing of relevant materials and support in accessing and navigating the DAS application and the CaseWare Cloud SE platform

  • Create and author accounting and auditing content (e.g., “documents”, “smart checklists”, other) into the DAS application using CaseWare authoring tools, leveraging the methodology content built by the Methodology Team, along with technical designs and users stories provided by the Product Owner and App Designers/Architects

Supervisory Responsibilities:


  • None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:


  • Innovative and technologically experienced, willing to develop expertise in CaseWare Cloud SE and Cloud Analytics

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, adept at critical thinking and managing complexity

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, ability to communicate and team across functions while fostering strong internal and external relationships

  • Ability to present to stakeholders

  • Ability to work independently and remotely

Required Experience, Qualifications & Education:


  • Bachelor’s Degree  in Accounting and/or Management Information Systems/Computer Science

  • 5 – 7 years relevant experience within accounting/auditing firms/technology companies. Some level of auditing experience is critical in order to understand the design, develop the solution, and incorporate into the platform to achieve the desired result

Preferred Experience, Qualifications & Education:


  • CPA

  • Technology and software development background

  • Experience in audit software implementation, preferably within a public accounting firm

  • Familiarity/experience with cloud-based technologies

  • Experience with Visual Basic for applications, VBA (including developing reports using Business Intelligence or report writing software, Excel/Office macros, and/or expertise in complex Excel formulas desired)

  • Experience working with Agile/Scrum and/or other iterative software development processes

Who We Are

At The Association, we are transforming the accounting and finance profession. We are future-focused, empowering the world’s most highly skilled accountants to stay relevant, meet today’s demands, and prepare for tomorrow’s challenges through quality education, resources, and training. ​

Learn more about The Association on LinkedIn and our Career Site. ​

How We Support You 

We provide flexibility to help you achieve a good work-life balance. You’ll be part of a global, diverse team who foster an environment of inclusion and belonging where you are valued for who you are and where you come from.​

We offer benefit options that support your wellbeing, in and out of the workplace, including healthcare, retirement, paid time off, parental leave, and an employee assistance program. We provide tools and resources that support your mental health, and continuously evolve our offerings in order to meet your needs. ​

We believe in non-stop learning and are committed to investing in learning opportunities that help you reach your full potential and support your continued development.​

Ready to help shape the future of the accounting profession at The Association? Apply today at https://us.aicpa.org/career.​





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