Accounting, Administrative, Clerical, Support, Research and Information
4 Year Degree
Do you desire a position where you will have the opportunity to use your education and experience in accounting to impact our organization and its chapters/regions? Do you desire a position that combines solid accounting skills with the ability to work directly with our chapter leadership? If so, our Staff Accountant position may be a great fit for you!
The Staff Accountant is responsible for the successful financial/accounting onboarding and support of our chapters and regions. The Staff Accountant is the main point of contact with the chapters and regions in our Chapter Financial Management and Administration (CFMAP) program.
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.
WHAT YOU’LL DO as a Staff Accountant:
Executes all CFMAP program onboarding activities and set-up including vendor payment process, accounting system, import of prior general ledger transactions, establishment of bank and credit card accounts, coordination of cash and investment transfers and closing of bank accounts.
Assists in training chapters in all CFMAP systems and processes.
Assists as a point of contact to analyze and problem solve chapter and region accounting issues and financial report inquiries.
Supports the monthly CFMAP close and preparation of the yearly financial audit.
Leads annual activities including review and import of chapter/region budgets, completion of chapter Form 990’s, review of Chapter Minimum Criteria for non-CFMAP chapters, transition of CFMAP chapter authorized system users and analysis of chapter financial performance.
Assists with maintenance of CFMAP policies and Procedures manual.
WHO YOU ARE:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business with a strong understanding of accounting standards, experience in general accounting preferred.
Experience with intermediate level Excel, PowerPoint and Accounting software systems preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the desire to assist chapters via email or orally.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills commensurate with the ability to work independently with extreme accuracy.
Ability and desire to work as part of a customer focused team.
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer an excellent benefits package including 401k, generous health benefits and a convenient loop location close to public transportation.
Apply by sending resume to by clicking the Continue to Application button.
Appraisal Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: 000382
About Appraisal Institute
The Appraisal Institute 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.
Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity 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.