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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Venture Christian Church - Chief Financial Officer

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Los Gatos, California, United States

Date Posted: 05/09/2016
Categories: Other - Other Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

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Venture Christian Church (Venture) is a non-denominational, externally focused bible church whose purpose is to “be a catalyst to transform the Bay Area from a place of spiritual darkness to a global strategic teaching and discipleship center for the gospel of Jesus Christ.”


Venture was born out of the merging of Los Gatos Christian Church and South Valley Community Church in 2007. The pastors of both churches began praying for God to take control of this brand new church and create unity within the body. In 2008, Chip Ingram became Venture’s Senior Pastor as a final step in joining the two churches as one. Chip is a nationally known speaker, author, leadership coach, and the founder ofLiving on the Edge. This ministry has a mission to teach and inspire Christians to intentionally and continuously pursue a desire to grow spiritually and become mature, authentic disciples of Christ. Since Chip Ingram’s arrival in 2008, Venture has grown into a thriving ministry with over 3,000 attending each weekend. God has given the church a vision to reach the Bay Area for Christ and help believers live the mission to which God has called them.


As a key member of the strategy team, the Chief Financial Officer will assume a strategic role in the overall financial and operations for Venture Christian Church and Los Gatos Christian School. This position will have primary responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial and operational related activities for both church and school. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, legal/property management, negotiations, business/financial relationships, partnership and compliance with federal/state law, selecting, developing, and evaluating personnel, systems, and processes to ensure operational efficiency.


The next Chief Financial Officer will be a business strategist, a relentless driver, and an authentic communicator with an uncompromising sense of ethical integrity. The successful candidate for this position will be marked by a strong leadership aptitude, with an innate ability to manage both people and processes effectively. The capability to handle multi-faceted programs at an exceedingly high capacity, and see them through from start to finish is an imperative requirement for this role.


The candidate at minimum will hold a bachelor's degree plus advanced knowledge in financial and business management, although a graduate degree in business, finance, or management, and/or hold a CPA license is preferred. They will further possess the following set of experiences/skills to successfully fulfil the expectations of this role:


  • Strong knowledge of accounting for non-profit organizations with an excellent grasp of non-profit accounting software strongly preferred. Shelby is current software.
  • Minimum 10 years accounting experience in private industry (prefer minimum 2 years public accounting), strong proficiency in Excel.
  • Five years of relevant financial and administrative experience.
  • Proven background in developing cash flow projections.
  • Proven abilities in corporate finances, accounting, and payroll related costs (nonprofit corporate accounting preferred).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and timelines.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience in supervising staff member including leadership skills.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule to accommodate varying workloads.
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of the church and school.


Venture is housed on a beautiful 28-acre campus, located at the foot of the Santa Cruz Mountains on the border of San Jose and Los Gatos. The Town of Los Gatos is nestled at the base of the Sierra Azules and is located approximately 60 miles from San Francisco, just west of San Jose where the Santa Clara Valley meets the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is also a 30-minute drive to the beaches of Santa Cruz along the Pacific Coast. Los Gatos and the surrounding communities boast outstanding schools, abundant outdoor activities, and one of the most temperate climates in the world, year round. With its proximity to San Francisco and San Jose, area residents enjoy all the benefits of small town living along with the entertainment and educational opportunities that are only available in larger cities. 


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