Appraisal Institute
  • 08-Apr-2021 to 07-Jun-2021 (CST)
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Are you an accounting professional who is searching for an opportunity that will expand your accounting experience and build upon your resume? Do you seek a position that will offer an environment to interact with individuals across the country and be that 'go to' person for financial guidance? If so, our role may be the right job for you.

The Appraisal Institute is seeking an accounting professional who desires to build upon their current experience and learn new skills within the month-end and financial close areas. Reporting to the Manager of Chapter and Region Accounting, you'll be responsible for the monthly financial close for Appraisal Institute's chapters and affiliate regions.

The Appraisal Institute, located in the Chicago Loop, is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 17,000 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


  • Coordinate data collection from affiliates and finance team for monthly close process
  • Reconcile monthly operating bank statements for all affiliate accounts
  • Prepare and process monthly and quarterly intercompany journal entries to the general ledger.
  • Import monthly credit card expense transactions into affiliate general ledgers.
  • Prepare reconciliations of various balance sheet accounts in conjunction with the affiliates accounting process. Investigate variances, communicate with affiliates and perform necessary adjustments to accounts
  • Prepare monthly reports and related support for management review
  • Distribute monthly reconciliation reports
  • Assist as point of contact for affiliate accounting issues and financial report inquiries.
  • Assist in preparation for annual financial audit
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or equivalent work experience
  • 3 years' experience in general accounting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting standards and principles
  • Possess a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Skilled in analyzing data and information
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects independently and meet deadlines
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with affiliates finance team and staff across the organization
  • Proficiency with MS Office, especially Excel, as well as accounting/financial software
  • Non-profit association experience a plus

What we Offer:

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

Interviews: virtual

Job location: remote; eventually onsite

How to Apply:

Apply by sending resume by clicking on the apply button.

Appraisal Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Key Words: Accountant, Accounting Associate, General Accountant, Staff Accountant

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