Overview

SUMMARY

The Director of Finance is the lead accountant for College Park Church and affiliated congregations and ministries and is responsible for leading the finance team in the delivery of all accounting services for this dynamic church ministry.  Services provided through the team include: annual budget development and approvals; financial reporting for monthly and year-end closings; governmental and external quality audit requirements; ministry team financial coaching; communications with contributors; capital project funding; generosity initiatives; staff compensation and payroll; accounts receivable; accounts payable; performance to plan and variance assessment; structuring of regional and global ministry initiatives; and ongoing process improvements.

The Director of Finance works in an environment where team leadership skills, confidentiality, accuracy, ability to understand big picture objectives, and competency in summarizing and communicating pertinent detailed information are required.  This person works closely with Pastors and ministry leaders, human resources, external ministry partners, individuals giving to the church, external auditors and governmental agencies. He/She is part of the operational leadership team and will provide direct finance staff oversight (vision alignment, professional development, hire/fire recommendations, etc.).   This person reports to the Executive Pastor of Operations.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

B.A. in Accounting or Finance required
CPA preferred
Minimum 5 years of hands-on experience required (not-for-profit accounting experience is a plus)
Demonstrated and proven accounting and team leadership in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment

FAITH COMMITMENTS

Demonstrates a stable, mature Christian life

Lives out a personal commitment to prayer and study of the Word
Exhibits positive attitude, initiative, humility, discretion and is a servant leader
Maintains healthy balance between ministry and family life
Passionate about the vision and mission of College Park Church
Is a member in good standing or willing to become a member of College Park Church

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Ability to understand organizational priorities and provide guidance and creative solutions to achieve ministry objectives
Ability to present financial/operational data in a timely and understandable format
Effective team-leader and developer
Capable of handling difficult circumstances with wisdom, maturity, and discernment
Ability to teach and coach in a winsome manner
Ability to regularly prioritize and balance competing requests and follow up appropriately
Capable of platforming finance as a service center for the overall organization

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Finance Team Leader

Provide oversight to finance staff including regular 1-on-1 and team coaching, goal setting and evaluations
Collaborate with the ministry team to creatively and cost effectively achieve ministry objectives
Lead in ongoing staff understanding and implementation of accounting best practices
Direct leadership for the annual budget development, review and approval process
Provide direct oversight and controls for consistent healthy financial key measures

2. Closing, Controls, Audit and Regulatory

Assure compliance with all generally accepted accounting procedures
Assure accounting management systems are effective and secure
Manage IRS and other governmental code requirements and correspondence
Complete month-end and year-end closure accounting activities
Lead the preparation and successful completion of annual external financial audit

3. Church body, ministry partners and supplier partners

Provide confidential and accurate advice, feedback and/or referral regarding financial matters
Assure various methods of gift contributions are clear, discrete and secure
Discretely engage with donors to effectively support giving wishes
Oversee accounts payables are fulfilled in a consistent and timely manner
Manage approved fund transfers to various local and global ministry partners
Lead regular review of compensation structure, actual vs. expected and variance to regional and national comparatives

4. Reporting

Deliver to staff leadership as requested budget, actual to plan, project and critical issues assessments
Oversee creation and delivery of clear and accurate contribution statements to all contributors
Develop and effectively communicate annual budget, actual to plan, annual year-end report and mid-year updates for congregation, Elder Council and external auditor review

Denomination:
Christian Church
Church size:
4001 - 5000

About College Park Church- North Indy

Who we are
Here at College Park, we are igniting a passion to follow Jesus. A relationship with Jesus begins with understanding the central message of the Bible: Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father but by Him (John 14:6). Our church exists to proclaim that simple but life-changing message in the Indianapolis-metro area and across the globe.

What we believe
We believe that the gospel is the centerpiece of faith and life.  And what is the gospel? It is the good news about what God has done through Jesus.  God has not only created the world, but since all humankind has fallen out of right relationship with Him, He has brought salvation to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus His Son, and He will one day make all things right for all time.  The Bible considers this message about what Jesus has done as the foundation for Christian faith (see 1 Corinthians 15:1-5), and so do we.