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Accounting Instructor

Phalen Leadership Academies
Dallas/ Fort Worth, TX, United States

Job Details

The Opportunity
The Accounting Clerk Instructor, reporting to the Campus Director, is responsible for delivering high-quality instruction and training to students enrolled in the accounting clerk program. This role includes developing curriculum, teaching accounting principles and practices, assessing student performance, and ensuring the program meets industry standards. The instructor will provide guidance and support to students to prepare them for successful careers in accounting.

The Details
Key Deliverables:
Instruction and Curriculum Development
  • Deliver engaging and effective lectures, hands-on training, and practical exercises on topics such as bookkeeping, financial statements, payroll, accounts receivable/payable, and accounting software.
  • Develop and update curriculum to ensure alignment with current industry standards and best practices.
  • Create and implement lesson plans, assignments, and assessments that facilitate learning and skill development.
Student Assessment and Support
  • Evaluate student performance through exams, quizzes, projects, and practical exercises.
  • Provide constructive feedback to students to support their academic and professional growth.
  • Offer tutoring to increase student achievement.
  • Offer academic advising and support to help students achieve their educational and career goals.
Compliance and Program Quality
  • Ensure that the program meets all regulatory and accreditation standards
  • Prepare students for industry standard certifications such as QuickBooks and
Microsoft Excel Specialist
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student attendance, grades, and
  • progress.
  • Participate in continuous improvement processes to enhance program quality and
  • effectiveness.
Professional Development
  • Participate in professional development activities to maintain and enhance
  • instructional skills and industry knowledge.
  • Attend workshops, conferences, and seminars to stay updated on trends and
  • advancements in accounting.
Administrative Duties
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance, grades, and progress.
  • Participate in faculty meetings, curriculum review sessions, and other departmental activities.
  • Assist with student recruitment, orientation, and retention efforts.
Community and Industry Engagement
  • Establish and maintain relationships with accounting and finance industry partners and employers.
  • Coordinate with externship sites to provide students with real-world experience.
  • Promote the program and its benefits to prospective students and stakeholders.
  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of practical experience in accounting or bookkeeping.
  • Previous teaching or training experience preferred.
  • QuickBooks certification required and certification in Microsoft Office Excel or willing to obtain within 30 days of employment.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, bookkeeping practices, financial reporting, and accounting software
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in using educational technology and learning management systems
Working Conditions
  • This position typically requires working in a classroom or lab environment.
  • May require occasional travel for professional development

LOCATION: Dallas, TX, or within a 40 mile radius

Organization Overview:
As part of PLA University's commitment to empowering adults in marginalized communities, the Career Advisor/Career Readiness Specialist is crucial in supporting individuals through career transitions. At PLA University, we aim to provide the tools, training, and resources necessary for individuals to secure high-demand jobs and achieve economic stability. Through comprehensive vocational programs, wraparound services, career counseling, networking, and mentorship, we equip our participants with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in today's job market. The success of our program graduates underscores the transformative impact of PLA University in breaking the cycle of poverty and fostering long-term economic growth.

Compensation and benefits: A base salary competitively aligned to the market.

PLA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristics as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Please read carefully.

Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) is an equal opportunity employer. PLA does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

By completing this application you understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for PLA to hire me. If hired, I understand that either PLA or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of PLA has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

You attest by applying to this position that you have given PLA true and complete information on this application. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize PLA to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.


  • PLA is non-profit network founded in 2013
  •  Currently serves over 10,000 scholars at 22 schools across the country
  •  Our model is specifically designed to raise the achievement of historically underserved students by providing a rigorous, personalized, and well-rounded educational experience for all students
  •  Successfully transformed six F-rated schools into A-rated schools.
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2323 N. Illinois St

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