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SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary

V.P. of Finance / Chief Financial Officer

SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary
Oakland, California, United States

Date Posted: 09/15/2016
Categories: Accounting - Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary equips indigenous leaders from America and the nations of the world by offering an affordable theological education combining academic instruction with practical hands on ministry with personal mentorship. Our mission empowers Christian leaders to be instruments of change in their respective communities. SUM is accredited with Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). All SUM faculty and staff members are committed to Jesus Christ, to SUM’s vision, mission, purpose and values and to affirm the SUM’s Statement of Faith, all of which can be found on the SUM’s website at


Position Title


Job Type


Exempt Position

Yes/No overtime pay

Education Min.

BA in related field, MA preferred





Reports to

President and Chancellor


Oakland, CA, USA







SUM is now receiving applications for the position of Vice President for Finance/Chief Financial Officer. The successful candidate will join a transformational team of leaders and trustees in implementing the aggressive and visionary goals of its recently completed ten-year strategic plan, Decade of Dreams. The racial diversity of our administrative staff, faculty and student body provides a rich and unique learning environment for all.



The CFO is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the ministry in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry. Additionally, the CFO is required to oversee the financial health of the organization and clearly communicate the financial position of the organization to the Executive leadership team and the Board of Directors.


Hire Date: Immediate (September 2016)



  • Treasury, Accounting & Financial Administration
  • Preparation, management of annual budget, collaborate on all phases with all departments
  • Property Plant & Equipment purchases
  • Management of personnel within department
  • Annual audit and internal controls
  • Federal & State Financial Aid programs and collection of Student accounts
  • Interact with Board of Directors during regular and informal meetings
  • Financial analysis and reporting on results and trends of operations
  • Develops and prepares daily, weekly, month-end, quarterly, and annual reports
  • Responsible for payment of all taxes, leasehold, and contractual obligations
  • Oversees inventories for accuracy and reserve requirements
  • Performs special projects/analysis as required with emphasis on process improvement
  • Preparing financial & statistical reports relating to the financial activities of the college
  • Oversee facility management: grounds upkeep, building & equipment maintenance
  • Represent College as part of the Public Relations team
  • Various other administrative responsibilities as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, Master’s degree preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • At least 10 years of experience of progressive accounting and finance experience including 5 years of management experience
  • Experience with higher education institutions
  • Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage others
  • Proven track record of success driving processes and facilitating progressive organizational change
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills  
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles & Cost Accounting Standards
  • Advanced working knowledge of large ERP systems
  • Stable job record
  • Honest, ethical and operates in a confidential manner

To Apply

  1. Determine if you are able to affirm SUM's Statement of Faith.
  2. Download a job description from our Employment webpage.
  3. Submit the following required documents on the Application Upload Page.
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  6. Employment Application (DocuSign)
  7. Christian Biographical Sketch
  8. Photo
  9. Ask three people to fill out a Letter of Recommendation for you (DocuSign)
  10. Unofficial Transcript (Faculty Applicants only)
  11. Teaching Sample (Faculty Applicants only)

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