Position Purpose The Controller is a member of the senior management team, reports directly to the Deputy Executive Director of Finance and Administration and works closely with Executive and Senior management in the administration of the agency’s accounting and procurement operations. This position will manage the Accounting and Procurement groups, including accounts receivable and payable, federal and state reporting requirements, grant management, banking activities, general ledger maintenance, payroll and auditing requirements. This position will also be responsible for managing the contracting process to secure goods and services on behalf of the agency. The salary range available for this position is $119,000 – 147,528.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Expert knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and financial management and their application in a grant-funded environment is critical. Experience in preparing financial reports in a timely and accurate manner is required, as is the ability to develop long-range financial plans. Knowledge of project management methodologies and tools; successful experience managing various projects to achieve time, budget and deliverable objectives; as well as contract management; may oversee the work of external contractors or consultants. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical financial ideas effectively verbally, in writing and in presentations, along with strong analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate, coach and develop employees. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and internal clients; demonstrated strong, effective customer service orientation.
Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a directly related field, with a minimum of ten years of experience in accounting or finance is required, with increasing responsibilities for directing and planning those activities, and a minimum of five years of successful experience managing clerical and professional level employees. Experience with managing multiple grants and knowledge of procurement processes are also required. A Master’s degree or CPA certification is a plus. Ability to work effectively using Microsoft Office Suite, and extensive experience with financial software and systems.
Internal Number: (FAAD419)
About Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is our region’s comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners developed and are now implementing ON TO 2050, a new long-range plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues.