Director of Learning & Development

Job ID 2022-2760
Job Locations
Job Category
Human Resources
Job Type
Regular Full-Time


As one of the fastest growing professional services firms in the country, MGO combines deep industry expertise with proven advisory and accounting solutions that deliver results. Our clients range from global technology and life science leaders to public companies and innovative start-ups – from the largest government entities in the country, to the biggest names in sports and entertainment. MGO is ranked as one of the top CPA firms in the nation by Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting, and the firm was awarded the ‘Best of Accounting’ designation in client satisfaction by the independent research firm.


As a leading professional services firm, we know talent development is central to our success. We hire top talent and empower them to do their best work. At MGO we combine the fun and excitement of a start-up environment with the resources, operational excellence, and brand recognition of an established firm.

Job Details

The Director of Learning & Development will lead an agile team dedicated to building the strategies and learning experiences that enable all MGO team members to experience meaningful career growth and development.


This leadership position will develop and drive a company-wide learning and development strategy focused on all facets of learning and capability development to enable a diverse high-performance culture. This is a very hands-on leadership role driving the talent and learning strategies that develop our people, increase retention, and drive business outcomes. The Director of Learning and Development will direct the strategic planning, design, implementation, maintenance, and administration of all training and development solutions, including, building technical, functional, industry, and leadership capabilities, in order to meet the firm’s business objectives today, as well as tomorrow.


Responsibilities include:

  • Leading, driving and executing the live and virtual delivery of a robust industry-specific learning and development curriculum through MGO University, including technical, soft-skills, advisory, communication and applications training, training on the firm’s policies and procedures, compliance training, manager effectiveness, leadership development and other key training program needs.
  • Delivering a best-in-class onboarding experience to welcome new team members to MGO.
  • Creating sponsorship and mentorship programs, as well as programs to develop emerging leaders to build talent pipeline.
  • Partnering with internal stakeholders and external advisors to identify skills and competencies needed to prepare MGO for the future. Develop strategies to support and enable the successful attainment of these skills and competencies.
  • Developing learning plans and career pathing for all levels and functions of the organization.
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining all learning and development policies, standards, processes and tools while ensuring compliance with firm regulatory CPE and NASBA requirements.
  • Identifying, negotiating with, procuring and managing learning & development providers.
  • Continuously reviewing the firm’s learning and development programs and optimizing to align with strategic objectives and future training needs.
  • Continuously improving all learning and development programming while ensuring training content is always up to date and relevant.
  • Create and manage annual learning & development budget.
  • Develop and mentor a team of industry-leading learning & development professionals.


Core Responsibilities & Essential Functions

  • 7-10+ years of experience developing large scale learning & development programs for a business-to-business organization, preferably with a professional services firm
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to lead a matrixed team and influence across the organization. 
  • Emotionally intelligent and able to thrive in an ambiguous, constantly changing and fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of innovative learning & development tools and technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire and develop relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent executive presence and communication skills to collaborate with internal team members & executives.
  • Has a “do-what-it-takes” spirit, a willingness to roll-up your sleeves, and the flexibility to adapt to evolving goals and priorities.


Why work for MGO?
MGO’s professionals take a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to accounting, financial and advisory services. Our teams collaborate across internal functions and service lines to build institutional knowledge, formulate insight, and deliver efficiencies that make a difference – not only in the marketplace, but in the lives of our clients and team members. That’s why we value characteristics like teamwork, communication, creativity, and leadership when building our teams.


We are growing fast and new opportunities emerge every day. If you’re not afraid of pushing the status quo, MGO offers a supportive setting where you can take control of your career while still enjoying the mentorship to develop new skills in an environment where you thrive.


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