5/18/17: Director of Finance (Scarsdale, NY)

What are you looking for?
Director of Finance
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Church of St. James the Less
Where is the job site located?
Scarsdale, NY
What do you want this person to do?
Title: Director of Finance
Name of Employer: The Church of St. James the Less, Scarsdale, NY
Date Open: May 18, 2017
Contact: The Rev. Astrid Joy Storm (rector@stjamesscarsdale.org)
10 Church Lane, Scarsdale NY 10583
Parish Website: www.stjamesscarsdale.orgThe Church of St. James the Less is searching for a financial management professional available immediately to serve as Director of Finance. We are located in the village of Scarsdale in lower Westchester County. A staff of eight oversees a vital suburban ministry of worship, Christian education, community outreach, and pastoral care. The core of the parish consists of some 130 families, of which 105 are pledging households. Our annual budget is approximately $1.2 million. Business operations include a nursery school and summer camp, three houses, one of which is a rental property, and a cemetery.

The Director of Finance will report directly to the Rector, and manage the church’s financial affairs.

Core Responsibilities
Prepare monthly budget reports and assist external auditors with the annual audited financial reports on the church’s financial position.
Manage church’s cash flow, and report on the investment portfolio and monthly reports to the Investment Committee and investment consultants.
Provide oversight of accounts receivables and payables, timely payment of invoices, monthly review of bank and investment statements.
Manage the chart of accounts with focus on long-term application.
Provide accounting support to the nursery school including posting payments and generating regular statements, reimbursements, payroll support, reconciliation of accounts, and bill paying.
Ensure adherence to state and federal regulations applicable to human resource issues.
Produce annual budget, provide financial input for the annual campaign and annual meeting. Be prepared to present when needed.
Work with stewardship chair during stewardship promotion by preparing weekly updates of pledges received.
Oversee weekly or monthly parishioner pledges, pledge change requests, manage online gifts and online pledges.
Assist the stewardship chair in educating parishioners about planned giving, bequests, etc. Handling such gifts when they are made.
Process quarterly and year end contribution statements.
Prepare the annual Parochial Report for the Diocese of New York.
Manage the finances of the rental property including tracking rental payments and all relevant rights and obligations under the lease.
Negotiate leases for office equipment (photocopier, postage meter, internal telephone system) and contract with vendors for IT and other services.
Interact with city, state and federal agencies as required for the church and related entities.
Provide support for church groups, assisting with development and fundraising efforts as needed
Work with outside vendors to ensure proper care and maintenance of the church’s computer network and telephone system.
Respond to memorial and honorarium donors by sending thank you and acknowledgement cards in a timely manner.

Skills & Experience
Must possess strong computer skills and a working knowledge of QuickBooks. Experience with QuickBooks Online a plus.
An ability to work collegially with a diverse staff, church volunteers and the Nursery School office.
Working knowledge of and experience with office operations, finance, accounting, and computer systems.
Working knowledge of insurance policies and renewals, ensuring no gaps in coverage.
Working knowledge of not-for-profit accounting and payroll management.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Non-profit Management.
Experience working in nonprofit accounting preferred.
Familiarity with the Episcopal Church, its traditions and beliefs, or similar Protestant mainline denomination preferred.

Compensation and Benefits Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

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Full time
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