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Director of Finance & Operations

South Euclid United Church of Christ
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 12/08/2017
Categories: Business/Administration
Denominations: Church of Christ
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Director of Finance & Operations (Cleveland, Ohio)

A United Church of Christ Congregation


For confidential consideration, more details on how to apply, questions about salary range, and/or to participate in a phone-screen conversation, interested candidates may contact:


Rev. Arrie Denise ‘Niecy’ Thomas-Williams | Strategic Search Partner; 708-431-0710


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Are you looking to manage all aspects of the financial operations for a church that is on the move? This is a great opportunity for a candidate that is looking to make a difference and execute the vision for a church that is growing. Not only would you be involved with the day-to-day financial responsibilities, but you would provide leadership and guidance for the strategic vision of a church affiliated with the United Church of Christ.


This position works closely with the Senior Pastor in the day-to-day management of operational responsibilities covering the Finance & Operations areas. This position serves as a Verbal Advocate of the Senior Pastor, ensuring the financial structure of the church supports and undergirds its growth initiatives and future pursuits.  If you are a Finance & Operations expert, who possesses the acumen of a Church financial architect, possessing advisory and consultative skills to help build financial structures, we are looking for you! 


Among the Various Duties are the Following:

  • Monitors expenses in line with church budgets and conducts budget training sessions.
  • Meets regularly with the Senior Pastor to discuss status of all areas of financial operations.
  • Evaluates current financial reporting systems, and makes recommendations for improved procedures, operating systems, budgets, and other internal control functions.
  • Prepares and analyzes complete and accurate monthly financial statements, manages cash collection, cash disbursements, and cash-flow process.
  • Prepares timely bank reconciliations, establishes and maintains relationships with bank representatives, manages investments and prepares annual endowment and fund analysis.
  • Monitors debt agreements and evaluates loan options.
  • Manages accounts receivables, monitors congregant payment patterns, and addresses any concerns or issues.
  • Processes payroll using a third-party vendor and records necessary journal entries.
  • Plans, directs and coordinates regulatory reports required by law.
  • Attends meetings to provide financial status of the church, including attendance at special events to support the church congregation.
  • Oversees and provides leadership/guidance to the Operations staff or contractors.
  • Performs other duties/projects as requested by the Pastor, Committees, or designees.


Among the Position Qualifications are the Following:

  • Master’s degree or Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting is preferred or equivalent experience. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required, CPA a plus.
  • 8-10 years’ experience, strong financial reporting.
  • Non-profit financial background specific in church accounting a definite plus
  • 5-8 years’ direct management experience in a multi-staff church setting preferred.
  • Must possess experience with endowments, payroll and contracts. 
  • Must understand the ministry of stewardship.
  • Non-profit financial background specific in church accounting is a definite plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and QuickBooks.  
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, be well-organized, and possess a professional demeanor.
  • Must be able to focus on details, prioritize, meet deadlines and assume initiative.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills.