Business Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $55,000
Maximum: $60,000




1933 W. Cornwallis Rd.
United States


The Business Manager’s duties and responsibilities include:


Business Management

●      Assist the Executive Director with the budgeting process (track and propose budgets, make sure budgets are realistic and accurate), complete fund reconciliations and fiscal year closeout at end of fiscal year; provide data to accountants as requested

●      Find vendors, negotiate terms of service, regularly assess quality of services received and price/quality ratio

●      File any necessary paperwork to preserve Judea Reform’s tax-exempt status, ensure that all requirements to maintain that status are met

●      Assist members who have questions about navigating our cloud-based membership and synagogue software program (ShulCloud)

●      Track annual membership pledges and/or payments for purposes of maintaining list of members in good standing



●      Maintain accounting records in QuickBooks

●      Maintain membership accounts in cloud-based database management software, which tracks all financial support, tuition and contributions. Ensure accuracy, completeness and proper allocation. Field member’s questions about their accounts in a manner that is welcoming, warm and easy to understand.

●      Keep records of restricted fund balances, income and expenses; be able to provide reports on restricted funds to the Board of Trustees

●      Ensure completeness and accuracy of accounting records and budget performance by monthly budget vs. actual analysis

●      Issue invoices to members and vendors; record and process payments

●      Keep track of outstanding invoices/bills

●      Perform reconciliations of credit card statements

●      Generate sales tax reports and file for refunds

●      Mail tax statements to members and donors annually in mid-January


Payroll and Benefits Administration

●      Keep records of paid time off and benefit packages; provide accurate payroll notes to outsourced payroll company (ADP) to ensure timely payment of salaries and wages

●      Arrange for background checks on prospective new employees, review results with Executive Director

●      Issue 1099 statements and file Form 1096 with IRS; make sure payroll provider supplies W-2’s and all essential tax reports

●      Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director



Required and Preferred Qualifications 



  • Undergraduate degree in business preferred

Required Technical Skills/Experience (Minimum)

  • 3+ years as manager/director in a finance function
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office - you should be able to produce reports and perform monthly performance analysis in Excel
  • Demonstrated experience with QuickBooks (or similar accounting software) – experienced user
  • Demonstrated experience managing financial records, accounting and budget processes
  • Demonstrated experience managing benefit programs and working with outsourced vendors for payroll and benefit programs
  • A self-starter and a finisher with the ability to meet deadlines; demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities; ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Prefer experience with non-profit accounting 


Personal and Communication Skills

●      Integrity

●      Team player

●      Ability to multi-task and manage tight deadlines

●      Willingness to ask for help

●      Congenial, professional, and positive attitude when interacting with coworkers, congregants, renters, and prospective renters

●      Flexible, congenial, and collaborative with ability to build effective working relationships inside and outside the organization

●      Patience, sense of humor 


Additional Qualifications (preferred but not required)

  • Knowledge of the Jewish community environment and Jewish ritual and practices highly desirable
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of current insurance, and reliable vehicle for running bank errands


Judea Reform Congregation is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Judea Reform encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical ability, or veteran status.



Benefits for employees are described in JRC’s Personnel Manual, which is subject to change from time to time in the Board’s discretion. These benefits currently include:

  • medical and dental insurance coverage through JRC’s group insurance plan;
  • accrued paid vacation, sick time and holidays
  • retirement plan as defined in the personnel manual;
  • unpaid personal, parental, family and medical leave;
  • bereavement leave;
  • stipend of up to $250 to purchase long-term disability insurance

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Stan Paskoff, Treasurer, at (subject line: Business Manager). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.