Posted September 11, 2018

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting more than 24,000 members in 93 countries. The association's members, represented in 130 chapters and 17 industry councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US $100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, provides educational programs and produces World Workplace, the world's largest facility management conference and exposition. To join and follow IFMA's social media outlets online, visit the association's LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages. For more information, visit the IFMA press room or


The Controller provides strategic and tactical leadership, management and oversight of finances and reporting.


  • Compiles, distributes and presents IFMA's monthly consolidated financial information to the Board, Finance Committee and Audit Committee, Executive Team and other committees as needed. Includes communication of financial results and discussions for the health of the association.
  • Compiles year-end financial data for the annual report and House of Delegates meeting.
  • Liaison for Board, Finance Committee and Audit Committee which includes promoting healthy relationships.
  • Prepares and communicates departmental reports as required by the Executive Team to ensure the department's focus aligns with strategic goals.
  • Reviews contracts to minimize risk and financial exposure for the organization
  • Strategically reviews and guides process decisions for the department including financial oversight of the international offices.
  • Ensures compliance with the law and company's policies.
  • Intricately works with the Director of Accounting on the annual forecast and budget processes.
  • Ensures best practice efforts in all financial management and control-related practices.
  • Assist IT department with accounting processes within IFMA's CRM system.
  • Works with IFMA consultant on Board presentations of financial data.
  • Other projects as assigned by COO.


  • Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Customer Service - Displays courtesy and sensitivity; manages difficult or emotional customer situations; meets commitments; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests.
  • Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions. 
  • Selection and Development of People - Hires competent employees and delegates appropriately; gives positive or negative reinforcement promptly to improve employee’s performance; provides opportunity for growth, challenges, and motivates; applies consistent performance standards; periodically meets with employees to share information which will affect them.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.S./B.A./B.B.A.) from four-year college or university in accounting.
  • Eight to ten (8-10) years financial and operational experience and five to seven (5-7) managerial years of experience.
  • Above average organizational skills. International experience preferred but not required.

Computer Skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Internet navigation software, accounting software, and association management database software.
  • Great Plains Experience is a plus.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • CPA strongly encouraged but not required.


We value our employees’ time and efforts and we work to maintain the best possible environment, where people can learn and grow with the company. We also strive to provide a collaborative, creative atmosphere so that each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by a competitive salary and an extensive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • 401K plan
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  •  Vacation, Sick and Floating Holidays
  • Parking
  • Future growth opportunities and much more!

*Please note that IFMA’s recruiting and application processing is being performed through Insperity; therefore, you will be contacted by an Insperity Recruiting Specialist IF and when you are considered for this position.*

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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