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DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

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POSITION OBJECTIVE:

The Director of Finance & Accounting is the senior-most employee responsible for all matters of finance

and accounting. This person effectively implements, oversees and executes

financial accounting functions, payroll preparation, employee benefits and

other fiscal matters of the church and coordinates with many staff- and lay-led

councils and committees.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

A.   Finance & Accounting

Manage all accounting and finance functions for

the church.

Oversee monthly reconciliations, journal entries

and account reviews.

Prepare necessary materials for independent audits and tax documents.

Oversee payroll, including time off accruals and related journal entries and transfer funds.

Oversee all non-building purchasing and vendor relationships, including all IT related.

Maintain records associated with Primary Duties.

Make recommendations to the relevant decision makers as to improvements that should

be made to the reporting and budgetary processes, policies, systems and

reporting requirements.

B.    Risk Management, Benefits & HR Records

Manage all insurance premiums, pension payments, and benefit records.

Manage compliance and statutory reporting requirements.

C.     IT Oversight

Maintain an inventory of church-owned IT resources, including location/person assigned.

Coordinate with the Director of Communications and make recommendations to the Building

Committee about IT hardware and software purchases.

Collaborate with Administrative Associate regarding Realm database management.

Proactively determine whether the systems used by the business office are appropriate and

make recommendations as necessary.

D.     Support Services for Lay Leadership & Staff

Support staff with timely information to make decisions.

Assist the Budget Committee in budget preparation.

Assist the Stewardship Committee in giving trend analysis and projections.

Assist the Personnel Committee in tracking employment costs.

Assist and support Trustee Board and church treasurer.

Attend Trustee and Budget meetings.

Attend Finance & Endowment and Stewardship meetings upon request.

Assist the Building Committee and coordinate on matters relating to building projects and related contracts.

Oversee preparation and distribution of financial and related reports as directed.

Oversee preparation and distribution of monthly financial statements to all councils and TCC Board.

E.     Supervision & Other

Oversee Senior Accountant who works up to 30 hours per week.

Oversee material purchases and contracts of IT hardware and systems as well as other material office assets.

Other duties as assigned.

PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION REVIEW:

An annual, written review of performance will be conducted by the Head of Staff in conjunction with the Personnel Ministry Council and other designated lay leaders. An annual review of compensation will be conducted by the Personnel Ministry Council.

SALARY RANGE:

Salary will be determined by budget, education, experience and qualifications with an initial target of $75,000 to $85,000 per year.

QUALIFICATIONS & QUALITIES:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business with at least five years of highly relevant experience.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to effectively complete Primary Duties.

High attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.

Able to work under the pressure of important deadlines.

Proactive leadership skills and a spirit of continuous improvement; strong team player with a friendly and supportive attitude. Willing to lead improvements to existing procedures to improve

efficiency, governance and communication.

Responsive and attentive; Adaptable and quick to respond via email and phone.

Ability and willingness to develop improved reporting and analytical tools to inform staff and lay leaders and assist them in their decision-making.

Strong communication skills; Able to explain financial concepts to those who may lack basic knowledge of accounting.

Committed to maintaining strict confidentiality of church members’ financial contributions and staff personnel records.

Demonstrate effective time management and ability to prioritize multiple tasks in an office

environment characterized by frequent interruptions.

Fluent with technology and information systems.

Highly experienced and efficient with Excel; comfortable with other Microsoft office software.

Able to attend council meetings during the evening (approximately one to two nights each month and as necessary from time to time).

A desire to serve the staff, church members and the community at large. Comfortable operating in a faith-based organization.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

The Director of Finance & Accounting is the senior-most employee responsible for all matters of finance

and accounting. This person effectively implements, oversees and executes

financial accounting…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 29, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Compensation

USD 75,000 - USD 85,000

Benefits

Full benefits (medical and dental insurance, pension, FSA, life insurance/short-term disability/long-term disability, vacation, personal days, and sick days)

Full benefits (medical and dental insurance, pension, FSA, life insurance/short-term disability/long-term disability, vacation, personal days, and sick days)

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

On-site
1428 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201, USA

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