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Director of Finance

The Director of Finance oversees all financial functions, processes and systems within the Church (including all corporate entities, affiliates and auxiliaries), and is responsible for the maintenance of all financial books and records.  This includes management of all financial reporting, general accounting, auditing, budgeting and financial planning, treasury and endowment management.

The Director of Finance assures the safeguarding of all Church financial assets.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Functions as a member of the Executive Cabinet including the Senior Minister and Executive Minister.  Provides key financial advice and guidance to the team regarding the overall management of the organization.
  • Provides management direction and leadership development over the Assistant Controller. Ensures measurable goal and objective setting, appraising performance, and performance management for all finance team members. 
  • Oversees the management of all general accounting functions including all cash receipts and disbursements, accounts receivable and payable, and payroll functions.
  • Assures that all accounting policies and procedures are in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Best Business Practices. 
  • Recommends and implements related financial and operating policies and procedures.
  • Prepares monthly financial reports to Building and Planning and Building Committees.
  • Works with department heads and directors to ensure compliance with annual budget
  • Maintains all banking and investment management relationships. 
  • Acts as primary signatory for all Church checks and wire transfers.
  • Manages the annual budgeting process for the Church.  Participates in the management and implementation of all strategic planning efforts.
  • Manages the annual certified audit by the Church’s outside auditors, including audits by any outside governmental agency, and internal audits or reviews of any of the departments, programs, or auxiliaries of the Church.
  • Assures the timely filing of all required tax and informational returns of the Church and its affiliates.
  • Oversees the management of the Church’s endowment by outside investment advisors and managers. 
  • Acts as primary liaison to the Finance Committee on all investment related matters including all governing policies and procedures. 
  • Assures optimum cash flow and investment management and results.
  • Acts as liaison to outside attorneys regarding all financial matters of the Church and legal matters in his areas of responsibility.
  • Identifies additional revenue generating opportunities and cost savings and efficiencies for the Church.

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • MBA and/or CPA required.
  • 10+ years experience in successfully leading the financials in a multifunctional not-for-profit organization, preferably for a large church.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a collaborative manner with other ministries and staff.
  • Considerable experience working with volunteer boards and committees.    .
  • Superior organizational, interpersonal, negotiating, oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven understanding of the dynamics of staff relationships, implementing change, strategic planning and conflict resolution.
  • Experience in administration, developing budgets, controlling expenditures and supervising staff.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
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