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1-800 Accountant Instructional Designer in New York, New York


Led by our CEO who was voted one of the country's 50 best CEO's in the United States by Glassdoor, 1800Accountant is the country's largest virtual accounting firm serving over 40,000 clients.

1-800Accountant is changing the way business owners think about accessing accounting services. Our team-based model allows our members to utilize unlimited advisory services with well-seasoned Enrolled Agents and CPA's across the country. From entity selection to individual and business returns our clients are guided by top professionals and receive hands-on service.

Located in Midtown Manhattan, our staff is a diverse team of seasoned and growing career accountants.


The successful candidate will assist with identifying learning needs and take the lead to design, develop and test, e-learning and associated instructional and associated instructional materials. You develop learning solutions to support new initiatives and systems. You create and maintain a curriculum that develops proficiency through engaging interactive e-learning. The instructional designer has deep instructional design and e-learning experience to develop digital innovative learning solutions to address business training needs. The candidate is primarily responsible for creating a comprehensive problem-based learning approach which includes a blended course, including video and other digital and multimedia content that meet the business needs of the firm.


  • Work to develop state of the art training for our internal and remote staff

  • Use Captivate by Adobe to develop the training

  • Works with subject matter experts and uses source materials to develop instructional content and identify appropriate instructional methods.

  • Develops e-learning modules using text, graphics, animation, video, audio, and simulation elements.

  • Sets up and conducts pilot testing to identify needed revisions to instructional materials.

  • Develop and manage digital solutions for learning & development for Audit, Tax, and Advisory Businesses

  • Using instructional design principles and techniques, develop storyboards and scripts for digital learning solutions

  • Design and develop SCORM-compliant digital learning solutions

  • Demonstrate expertise in using authoring tools such as Articulate, Rise, GOMO to create sophisticated adaptive learning content

  • Ability to provide instructional, curriculum, and technical design consulting services to subject matter experts

  • Experience using animation and video editing software, as well as multimedia development will be an added advantage

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other L&D members

  • Leverage instructional design and multi-media skills to conceptualize, design, develop and deliver training modules and training courses

  • Ability to create a competency-based curriculum with learning paths

  • Understanding of National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) compliance rules for on-site (instructor-led) training, eLearning self-studies, webcasts, rules applicable to their Quality Assurance Standards (QAS).


  • Bachelor?s degree; Masters in Instructional Design, Corporate Training, Human Resource Development or other related field preferred

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience

  • Experience creating instructional materials in all delivery formats is a must; samples of project work will be required

  • Experience using Captivate by Adobe

  • Experience with LMS (Learning Management Systems) Travitor preferred

  • Exposure to Accounting or Finance preferred

  • Strong analytical, interviewing, research, organizational and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Graphic design and layout skills

  • Ability to work independently and with a team

  • Ability to manage multiple engagements, prioritize and meet strict deadlines