Summary: The Strategic Finance Director is responsible to oversee Transformation Church’s financial operations according to established GAAP and TC guidelines, as well as establish and implement strategic goals and processes to support and align with church-wide initiatives and growth trajectory .
This full-time, exempt position regularly works a Monday-Friday week, with occasional evening and/or weekend work if necessary, and reports to the Executive Pastor.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
As a TC team member, responsible for personal spiritual formation, growing as an Upward, Inward, Outward disciple of Jesus Christ. This will mainly be expressed through the Five Characteristics (worship, connect, serve, give, invite).
Oversees all financial operations, processes, and personnel to ensure financial controls and policies are adhered to; maintains and regularly monitors Segregation of Duties (SOD) among Finance staff as well as conformance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP).
Through accurate analysis of financial reports, directs budget management and forecasting for expenditures for all entities under the Transformation Church structure as well as monitors cash balances and cash forecasts to align with strategic direction, initiatives, and goals.
Oversees asset management (major purchases/technology), ensures accurate accounting and depreciation.
Collaborates with Human Resources to develop, facilitate and manage employee benefit programs, payroll and HRIS system.
Oversees and manages audit compliance and processes in collaboration with external accounting firm to ensure legal and regulatory requirements are met and maintained, reports findings to non-profit entities as necessary.
Responsible to compile, provide, and/or present regular and periodic written financial reports to the Senior Leadership Team and/or Advisory Board for review.
Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with financial institutions, lenders, vendors, as well as customer focused relationships among TC ministry teams.
Discovers, disciples, develops, and deploys leaders in sphere of influence.
Competencies Required: To perform successfully, the following competencies should be demonstrated:
Prerequisites: Christ follower who allows the Holy Spirit to work in and through oneself and lives a life of worship - Upward, Inward, Outward. Affirms and lives out the TC Vision and Values – multiethnic, multigenerational, and mission-shaped. High standard of ethics, honesty, and integrity.
Strategic Planning and Innovation: Able to envision, plan, and implement new strategies to align all financial aspects with TC’s growth plan; proactively thinks strategically to align work with TC goals.
Business Acumen: Possesses the ability to understand business operations and leverages knowledge and skills for the successful integration and balance of corporate and church contexts; understands TC’s Vision, Values and culture for effective communication and facilitation.
Organizational and Project Management Skills: Ability to process and track information in an organized, effective manner which leads to the proactive and successful implementation of projects and initiatives; maintains high level of organization and attention to detail; ability to prioritize work using time efficiently, demonstrating accuracy and thoroughness.
Action-Oriented Excellence: Actively motivates self to work diligently, moving tasks forward to completion; initiates action as needed and willing to plunge into tasks/projects despite difficulty or uncertainty; works in an efficient and optimistic manner to achieve goals in a timely fashion; dependable.
Collaboration: Works with others to achieve common goals; creates win/win solutions to issues; a relationship builder in team-focused environment.
Effective Interpersonal Skills: Uses effective relational skills and emotional intelligence to build trust for collaborative and accountable work environment, approaches others tactfully using discernment; exercises discretion and confidentiality with sensitive information.
Excellent Communication: Clearly and concisely communicates effectively through written or verbal channels in one-on-one or small and large group contexts; checks for understanding and clarity.
Flexibility and Adaptability: Adapts and responds positively to changing circumstances and competing demands; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Demonstrated Leadership Skills: Experience managing a team of accounting personnel and leadership among cross-functional teams.
Computer/Technical Skills: Advanced user of financial management software (Intacct preferred) and payroll/HR management systems (Proliant preferred). Intermediate/advanced user of Excel.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s in related field with ministry/non-profit oversight experience preferred.
Language Ability: Ability to read and comprehend legal, tax, and contractual documents as well as involved instructions and correspondence. Ability to write clearly and concisely as well as effectively communicate information in one-on-one and group settings to varied audiences.
Math Ability: Ability to apply mathematical functions to effectively manage all aspects of accounting and successful business strategy. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs for understanding, establishing, and monitoring effective strategies for success.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply advanced financial understanding to carry out detailed and involved written or oral instructions, resolves problems involving few concrete variables in non-standardized situations.
Certificates and Licenses: CPR/AED Certification required (provided by Transformation Church). CPA certification a plus.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises two Finance team members.
Reasonable accommodations: An individual in this role can expect the following on-site environmental characteristics: fluorescent lighting and a moderate noise level. The physical demands of this role include: frequent lifting and/or moving up to 15 pounds and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required in this role include the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this role, one is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Frequently the individual in this role is required to stand and walk and is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of this role.
About Transformation Church
The Vision of Transformation Church(TC) is to be a multiethnic, multigenerational mission-shaped community that loves God completely (Upward), ourselves correctly (Inward), and our neighbors compassionately (Outward). The vision of Transformation Church is birthed out of the very heart of Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20 and Matthew 26:37-40)
As a staff and a church we live out that vision through our core values. We are committed to a gospel-centered ministry from the nursery to the nursing home. We also believe that if our community doesn’t change because of our presence, we should just pack up and go home. So, we are committed to many ministries that bring hope, healing, unity, and justice to our community.
Transformation Church is led by our Pastor, Dr. Derwin L. Gray, and it began with a group of 178 people who believed in God’s vision to be a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community. God provided and transformed a warehouse with green Astroturf, batting cages, and no parking lot, into a worship space. On its first Sunday of services, February 7, 2010, the church welcomed over 700 people. Since then, TC has continued to grow exponentially, and thousands of ethnically and generationally diverse people have experienced the life-transforming love of Jesus.