Instructor in Accounting
University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
United States

Part-Time Instructor: Accelerated Certificate Program: Accounting

Job #JPF07184
  • Law and Finance Programs / Division of Continuing Education / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open date: October 5th, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Nov 20, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

This position is for a classroom teaching position for the Accounting course in the Accelerated Certificate Program in International Finance (ACP IF). The instructor will develop and deliver interactive and motivational classroom activities that fully engage students, reinforce student learning and provide opportunity to develop transferrable skills for the workplace. They will work collaboratively with an instructional designer and program staff to update and approve a course syllabus, as well as go through a variety of administrative academic procedures. We constantly update and tailor our curriculum to bring students the background, expertise, and business practices they need to remain competitive and advance in their careers. Taught by qualified practitioners, our courses feature practical application, underlying rationale, and current issues, all of which our students should be able to immediately utilize and apply in a professional setting.

For this course and ACP IF program, international students come to the UC Irvine campus to take classes related to international finance. Please note: All ACP classes meet Monday-Friday on the UCI campus. All applicants must be able to commute to campus and teach this 8-day course (3 hours/day).

We are seeking qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and teaching experience in the following topic areas:

• Accounting principles used by multinational companies
• Financial statement structure and analysis
• Cost systems and structures (fixed, variable, breakeven analysis and overhead)
• Capital markets and working capital management
• Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles
• International Financial Reporting Standards

Specific Instructor Duties

• Develop and/or update course syllabi in consultation with the UCI Division of Continuing Education (DCE) program staff and instructional design team as assigned and using approved syllabus template
• Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in the assigned format
• Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform
• Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline the grading policies for the course
• Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes, and assign grades
• Post final student grades to the transcript system by set deadlines
• Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
• Handle student inquiries about final grades and consult with program staff as needed
• Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field of practice
• Participate in required orientations and complete mandatory training programs by deadlines established by UC Irvine
• Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: completing all hiring paperwork; submitting updated quarterly syllabi; posting bio and photo on the UCI DCE website; signing quarterly contract; ordering required texts; communicating AV and classroom needs
• Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the classroom inclusive of both domestic and international student populations
• Use subject-matter expertise and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum (i.e.: make arrangements for guest speakers, etc.)
• Design interactive and motivational classroom activities to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning
• Update materials as indicated by administrative staff, and regularly monitor course evaluations in order to make adjustments and improvements to the curriculum

We are looking specifically for potential instructors who are qualified to teach all topic areas as early as Winter quarter (beginning March 2022):

Detailed course description and learning objectives are as follows:

Examine the accounting principles used by multinational companies. Accounting equation, financial statement structure, financial statement analysis, cost structures (including fixed, variable, breakeven analysis, and overhead), cost systems, capital markets, working capital management, and present value will be explored. Study the accounting techniques needed to prepare a financial statement analysis and to compare financial results of different companies.
• Assemble a lexicon of essential accounting terms
• Organize financial information into different paradigms, including managerial, financial, and investor
• Implement the Generally Acceptable Accounting Standards in financial reporting
• Compose a narrative discussing the three types of accounting reports required by IFRS
• Prepare a report comparing and contrasting the International Financial Reporting Standards and Generally Acceptable Accounting Standards

Individuals hired to teach these courses must understand that all such agreements with the University are made on a course-by-course basis and that the instructor will be made no guarantee of continual involvement with the University in any capacity.

The Corporate Education Department is a leader in employee development and education, locally and across the globe. We deliver educational courses and programs on-site and online to our clients; developed around the unique industry and needs of each organization. Our students work full time, and seek additional education that will enable them to update their skills, support a new company initiative, or prepare for industry certifications or exams. We are seeking world-class instructors who are experts in their fields, with extensive hands-on experience as business professionals and community leaders. Applications to teach are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year to both fill immediate program needs, and to increase the depth of the instructor pool for future needs.



• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
• Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area
• 8-10 years of professional work experience in subject area
• Previous experience teaching remotely and/or online using synchronous instruction tools and a Learning Management System
• Local and available to teach on-ground, daytime classes during the week


• Must be committed to the highest level of academic standards and integrity
• Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information
• Highly effective interpersonal skills
• Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools
• Current participation in professional associations

• Advanced degree from an accredited institution

• Experience designing/revising curriculum and measuring student performance
• Current professional certification (CPA)


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution

• Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area

• 8-10 years of professional work experience in subject area

• Previous experience teaching remotely and/or online using synchronous instruction tools and a Learning Management System

• Local and available to teach on-ground, daytime classes during the week

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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