The Controller is responsible for financial reporting in compliance with GAAP, the annual audit and annual tax returns of the Association and all affiliated organizations, the annual budget and quarterly forecasting processes, and the functions of general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash receipts, payroll, and dues processing. The Controller will also develop and enforce accounting policies and procedures to establish and maintain a strong internal control system to safeguard the assets of the Association and contribute to the effective operation of the organization.
Essential Job Duties:
- Responsible for preparation of all financial reporting in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with U. S. generally accepted accounting principles and all applicable government and regulatory requirements. Includes financial reporting to the Board of Directors, Audit and Finance Committees, senior management and affiliated organizations.
- Direct the annual budget and quarterly forecasting processes to insure timely and accurate completion in accordance with established schedules and deadlines. Prepares required presentations to Finance Committee and Board of Directors in a clear and concise format to enable them to focus on strategic considerations and major issues and decisions.
- Continually look for ways to improve the efficiency of the Finance group through the use of state-of-the-art technology, banking services, and other outside service providers.
- Establish and maintain a strong customer service orientation and commitment in Finance staff to insure that high quality services are provided to members, internal customers and related entities for which accounting services are performed.
- Develop, implement and enforce accounting and financial policies and procedures which contribute to efficient operation of the organization while maintaining a strong and effective system of internal controls.
- Responsible for working with the outside auditors in the planning and completion of the annual audits of the Appraisal Institute, 401(k) Plan, and all affiliated organizations in accordance with the established audit timeline and budget for audit fees.
- Responsible for the management of the staff in the Finance group, including:
Assigning and directing work
Interviewing and hiring
Resolution of performance and disciplinary problems
Staff development and retention of competent individuals
- Work with the CFO and the Association’s corporate bank to maximize benefits of treasury management and cash management services and expertise offered by the bank in managing the cash flows and cash balances of the organization and related entities.
- Establish effective working relationship with Information Technology Department to ensure financial systems and software are utilized to their maximum capabilities and effectively maintained and supported.
- Responsible for coordinating with outside tax adviser the preparation of annual tax returns and Form 990s for the Association, the Institute's 401(k) Plan and all affiliated organizations.
- Complete special projects and analysis as requested by the Chief Financial Officer.
Job Qualification Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
- Strong preference for a CPA.
- Master’s degree in accounting, business administration or finance a plus.
- Minimum of ten to fifteen years experience in accounting with at least five years in a managerial position.
- Strong preference for association or non-profit experience.
- Strong and effective oral and written communication skills.
- Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Must have sound knowledge of U. S. GAAP.
- Must have strong managerial skills and demonstrated success in managing, motivating and developing staff.
- Minimum of ten years of experience in accounting, with at least five years in a managerial position. Association or non-profit experience strongly preferred.
The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 19,000 professionals in almost 60 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.Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal oppor...tunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS, and AI-RRS designations.