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The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles is seeking candidates for two Finance Office staff positions: Director of Finance and Controller.

The Director of Finance will be responsible for forward looking financial planning of Diocesan operations including budgeting, reporting, and administrative functions.

The Controller will be responsible for all diocesan accounting operations. This is a hands-on accounting lead position requiring a high level of integrity and a desire to work in a mission driven environment.

Full job descriptions are below, and are also available as PDFs:

Director of Finance
Controller

To apply for either position, send a cover letter, resume and references to Canon Anilin Collado, missioner for human resources, at acollado@ladiocese.org.

Job descriptions:

Director of Finance

SUMMARY
Responsible for forward looking financial planning of diocesan operations including budgeting, reporting, and administrative functions.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create, coordinate, and evaluate the financial programs and supporting management reporting systems of the Diocese to ensure long term fiscal stewardship and transparency.
  • Interact with other missioners to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations.
  • Develop and direct the implementation of strategic business and/or operational plans, projects, programs, and systems.
  • Assist in obtaining the necessary licenses and insurance required for the Diocese.
  • Analyze financial statements prepared by Controller to pinpoint potential areas of concern.
  • Analyze cash flow, cost controls, and expenses to guide Diocesan leaders.
    Establish and implement short- and long-range missional goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
  • Support to the Treasurer of the Diocese and Corporation of the Diocese with all financial and management reporting matters, including support as needed to the budget committee, property insurance committee, and benefits committee.
  • Compile, review, and report readiness packets for all Churches and other Institutions needing to bring matters before Corporation of the Diocese.
  • Support to the Diocesan Council, including support to the budget committee for developing the annual Mission Share Fund budget.
  • Staff support as requested for the Diocesan Investment Trust.
  • Support Bishop Diocesan’s Corporation Sole entity with financial-related projects and duties.
  • Supervise and support the Canon for Congregational Support in providing answers to financial/budget questions from Churches.
  • Assist in property-related transactions as requested.
  • Manage IT provider (CalNet Technologies).

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in strategic planning, execution, and change management.
  • Knowledge of finance, budgeting, and cost control principles.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare management level financial reports, statements, and projections for a non-financial audience on a monthly or ad-hoc basis as required. PowerPoint and Excel proficiency including use of pivot tables, graphs and other tools needed to convey complex financial information and trends.
  • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to produce quality results within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other mission areas of the Diocese including volunteers.
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organizational skills.
  • Formal educational background should include a combination of the completion of a degree in finance or accounting and five years of experience in a financial leadership role within a non-profit, charitable, religious or government institution.

Controller

SUMMARY
Responsible for all Diocesan accounting operations. This is a hands-on accounting lead position requiring a high level of integrity and a desire to work in a mission driven environment.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create, coordinate, and execute the accounting systems of the Diocese to include general ledger, accounts receivable and accounts payable, auditing, payroll, cash forecasting and cash management.
  • Develop, coordinate and supervise the implementation of changes and improvements in automated accounting systems for the diocese (Blackbaud)
  • Supervise the accounting staff to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal contract(s) reporting requirements.
  • Supervise the approval and processing of revenue, expenditure, and position control documents, compensation updates, general ledger, and account maintenance and data entry.
  • Ensure consistent monthly closing and financial reporting on a timely basis.
  • Develop and implement accounting, billing, and auditing procedures.
  • Ensure that churches and other institutions are billed accurately on a timely basis and that any discrepancies are followed up within 7 days.
  • Support the Canon for Congregational Support and Coordinator for Mission Congregations as required in providing answers to accounting questions from Churches.
  • Ensure that all expenditures are within budget and have adequate approvals.
    Establish and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards.
  • Monitor cybersecurity and other fraud risks.
  • Ensure records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
  • Coordinate audits with outside accounting firm and proper filing of tax returns as required.
  • Report annually to the Corporation of the Diocese Audit Committee.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Oversee compliance with government contracts and private grants to include developing financial and budget policies and procedures.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate accounting staff.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of non-profit accounting and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and non-profit reporting standards.
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.
  • Knowledge of federal and state non-profit financial regulations.
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to ensure consistent financial reporting on a monthly basis.
  • Formal educational background should include a combination of the completion of a degree in accounting and five years of experience in a senior-level accounting position in a non-profit organization.
  • CPA highly preferred.