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Wheaton Bible Church

Director of Finance and Accounting

Wheaton Bible Church
West Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 07/10/2017
Categories: Business/Administration
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

 ** Interested people please apply through our website,



Exempt, Full-Time, 45+ hours/week


Do you have a heart for Christ and a mind for numbers?  Can you see the big picture as well as dive into the detail? Are you a "make-it-happen" kind of leader who enjoys a fast-paced environment? Does the thought of using your management skills to serve the Kingdom fill you with excitement?

The role of Director of Finance & Accounting is for strong leaders with the ability to organize and lead the financial and accounting functions of our Church. You hold the primary role of ensuring that the financial area is efficient and effective in helping us fulfill our mission.


You are:

  • A proven manager with strong financial, technology, and people skills
  • Known for developing plans and systems that deliver results
  • Passionate about supporting and developing people
  • Experienced in leadership roles in either a church or corporate environment
  • A multi-tasker, but can follow through and get things done
  • Organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Hard-working, but know how to laugh & have a good time
  • Self-confident, secure and more passionate than power-hungry
  • A team player no matter what
  • Committed to the Mission and Core Values of Wheaton Bible Church

You will be:

  • Providing the day-to-day hands on leadership and management over all financial accounting and reporting
  • Coaching, training, and directing the accounting team to best utilize the staff and volunteer resources available
  • Ensuring the integrity of financial matters so that policies and procedures are compliant with accepted accounting principles and related oversight
  • Working with church leaders as you direct the annual budget and audit processes


Education and Experience Requirements include:

The Director of Finance & Accounting will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 10 years of broad finance experience including all or most of the following:

  • A minimum of a BS in accounting; CPA or MBA preferred.
  • At least five years of financial and accounting management experience.
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, and controls.
  • Demonstrated abilities in examining, developing, reengineering, and recommending financial and accounting systems policies and procedures.
  • Strong analytical and spreadsheet skills.
  • Solid understanding of financial reporting, chart of accounts design, financial report design, sales tax, and payroll compliance.
  • Experience and success in developing team members.
  • Experience and knowledge of the unique accounting and reporting in a non-profit organization preferred
  • Experience with and high level functioning in accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, and computerized financial accounting systems (Shelby a plus).
  • Knowledge and understanding of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

 **Interested people please apply through our website,