Appraisal Institute
  • 06-Jan-2020 to 05-Mar-2020 (CST)
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Are you described as an organized, innovative leader? Do you desire a position where you will have the opportunity to use your financial acumen to have an impact and benefit an organization?  Are you passionate about serving others in a professional organization?  If so, our Controller opportunity may be a great fit for you! The Appraisal Institute is seeking a solutions-oriented financial professional and  people leader to develop and motivate the Accounting staff.  

As the CFO's "right hand", the Controller is responsible for all financial compliance activities, annual audit and tax returns for the Institute and our affiliated organizations.  Additionally, this role will be responsible for the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes and the functions of general accounting; A/P, A/R, cash receipts payroll and dues processing.  With four direct reports, the Controller will also be responsible for staff development and enforcing policies and procedures to maintain strong internal controls.        

The Appraisal Institute, located in Chicago, is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 18,000 professionals in almost 50 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.  For additional information, please visit us at



  • Oversee all financial reporting within required timelines and in accordance with GAAP principles and applicable government and regulatory requirements. Responsible for financial reporting for the Board of Directors, Audit and Finance Committees, senior management and affiliated organizations.
  • Direct the annual budget and quarterly forecasting processes to ensure timely and accurate completion. Prepares presentations with clear and concise information for the Finance Committee and Board of Directors to enable them to focus on strategic considerations and make sound organizational decisions.
  • Research and recommend ways to improve the efficiency of the Finance function through the use of technology, banking services and other outside service providers.
  • Develop, implement and enforce accounting and financial policies and procedures which contribute to efficient operation of the organization while maintaining a strong system of internal controls.
  • Work effectively with outside auditors in the planning and completion of annual audits for the Institute and affiliated organizations within the established timeline and budget.
  • Lead and manage the finance team to include hiring, management of workload, performance appraisals and staff development to include coaching and mentoring.
  • Collaborate with the CFO and corporate banking team to maximize benefits of treasury and cash management services and expertise offered by the bank in managing cash flow and balances of the organization and related entities.
  • Establish effective working relationship with IT to ensure financial systems and software are utilized to their maximum capabilities and effectively maintained and supported. 


  • Bachelor's Degree required in Accounting; CPA preferred; Master's degree in related field a plus
  • 10+ years of accounting experience with 5+years' experience in a managerial role
  • Non-profit experience preferred
  • Experience using NetForum association management software as well as Microsoft office preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate to staff, solicit feedback and encourage buy-in.
  • Exceptional organization skills and analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven experience managing, motivating and developing assigned team members



We offer an excellent benefits package including 401(k), generous health benefits and a convenient loop location close to public transportation.  


Apply by sending resume by clicking on the apply button.



Appraisal Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Key Words: Assistant Controller, Accounting Manager, Sr. Accountant,  Asst. Controller, Acct. Mgr

Appraisal Institute
  • Apply Now

    with our quick 3 minute Application!

  • * Fields Are Required

    What is your full name?

    How can we contact you?

  • Sign Up For Job Alerts!

  • Share This Page