Community Presbyterian Church
Danville, California, United States

Date Posted: 06/18/2018
Categories: Business/Administration - Church/Ministry
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Title/Position: Controller Department: Strategy & Operations Team Leader: Steve Fisher

Only requesting applicatants that are from Northern California.

General Description

Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) is one of the largest churches/schools in the East Bay area. The Controller position serves as the financial leader and provides oversite to all financial activities supporting CPC organizations (the church, two schools, counseling center and PMC Foundation). The leadership role manages an accounting team, partners with church and school leaders, works with third- party vendors and responds to customer (staff, parents, congregation members, etc.) questions and requests. The financial responsibilities include oversight of all general ledger accounting, A/P, A/R, payroll, treasury, regulatory recording and reporting activities. Furthermore, strategic leadership is required in the areas of operational internal controls, management budgeting & reporting, employee benefits, insurance and the annual financial audit. This full-time, exempt role is a great opportunity for a strategic leader who wants to serve a growing church and community.

Specific Responsibilities

• Serve as the financial leader for CPC and day-to-day financial activities

o Lead & manage consistent with CPC’s vision and values

• Lead accounting team

o Recruit, retain, manage and develop a team of four professionals
o Document objectives, individual development plans and deliver annual reviews o Establish stakeholder service-level agreements

• Oversee all financial recording and reporting processes & activities

o GL activities including recording, reconciling and closing activities

o Ensure all activities are in accordance with U.S. GAAP and regulatory requirements

§ Fund accounting, fixed assets, Pastoral compensation, etc.

o Establish appropriate internal controls to safeguard assets
o Coordinate annual audit process including reporting and addressing recommendations

• Manage transactional accounting processes

o Oversee cash receipts, A/P, A/R, payroll, credit card and donation processes o Ensure internal controls are in place, monitor and address identified issues

• Manage employee total compensation activities and reporting processes

o Monitor payroll processes for policy compliance, reporting accuracy and timeliness

o Monitor and analyze benefit programs (medical, vacation, 403b, etc.) for policy compliance and costs

• Lead operational budget processes

o Manage operating & capital budget development, approval and reporting
o Analyze monthly, quarterly financial actuals to budget and present accurate and timely reports;

collaborate with ministry teams to assess financial efficacy of their programs and alignment with

vision and strategy
o Clearly communicate to leadership & Admin Comm. on the financial status of CPC o Manage banking relationships including credit cards and cash flow forecasting

o Train organization and address budget/reporting issues during the year

• Lead process improvement projects

o Identify process improvement opportunities by defining problems, analyzing data, identifying options and executing best practice solutions

o Lead improvement projects including software upgrades
o Lead payroll, general ledger and document scanning process and system initiatives

• Provide accounting customer service to the organization

o Support monthly Admin Committee & Session meetings
o Respond to staff, parents and congregation members questions, requests and concerns


o Ten years of proven accounting leadership experience
o Bachelor degree in accounting/finance
o CPA preferred
o Managing – proven department manager and vendor management
o Problem solving – strong data collecting, analyzing, recommending skills
o Influencing – solid listening, hearing, and verbal/written communicating skills o Executing – excellent planning, organizing, and reviewing skills

o Relational customer service – ability to meet expectations across organization

Terms of Employment

  • 40 hours/week

  • Salary range $85k to $95k

  • Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, vacation, paid holidays, retirement program, short and

    long-term disability

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