Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), one of the Nation’s preeminent Housing Finance Agencies and one of the State’s ten largest financial institutions, is currently seeking a Controller to build upon their 50+-year leadership in housing finance. IHDA has financed 250,000+ units of affordable housing for both multifamily developments and single-family homeownership opportunities, in every county of the State.
Under the guidance of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (“DCFO”), the Controller will oversee all accounting personnel and manage the accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and financial system development functions of the Authority. The Controller will oversee and direct accounting activities and personnel in a manner that supports the mission, values and goals of the Authority. The Controller will establish and maintain accounting policies, operating procedures and a system of internal accounting and administrative controls that support the general and financial resource management policies of the Authority. The Controller will work cooperatively with the DCFO and CFO in managing external and internal audits. The Controller will prepare and present monthly reviews of budget status to the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors.
Excellent benefits package, including 401(k); immediate vesting.
Master’s Degree in accounting or related field and at least 5 years of relevant work experience (or Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, or related field, and at least 10 years of relevant work experience) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
CPA or equivalent certification required.
Demonstrated managerial competence required.
Extensive experience with JD Edwards accounting software or other larger ERP system preferred.
High level of computer proficiency required, including advanced experience with computerized spreadsheet and word processing,
Strong analytical skills, including the ability to work independently and assume responsibility for transactions and / or project deliverables with minimal supervision.
Strong problem solving and time management skills.
Effective interpersonal/communication skills. Able to build relationships with internal and external partners, and communicate effectively (written/oral). Able to communicate effectively with Management and suggest workable solutions.
Demonstrated ability to partner and influence at all levels in the business as a credible, valuable source of information and integral part of the management team.
Highly organized with demonstrated ability to handle large amounts of data and priorities
Able to work independently and demonstrate initiative
About Illinois Housing Development Authority
In 1967, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) was created as a self-supporting authority by the state legislature to finance quality affordable housing across Illinois. We connect qualified Illinois residents and communities with state and federal financial tools to stimulate affordable housing opportunities.
IHDA works as a bank with a public mission: To finance the creation and preservation of affordable housing across Illinois. We partner with lenders, developers, local government, not-for-profits, community groups, and others to deliver low-cost financing programs. Our financing spurs construction jobs to keep Illinois residents working.