Our mission is that more and more people would Love God, Grow Together, and Reach the World.
Do you have a heart for Christ and a mind for numbers? Can you see the big picture as well as dive into the detail? Are you a "make-it-happen" kind of leader who enjoys a fast-paced environment? Does the thought of using your management skills to serve the Kingdom fill you with excitement?
Wheaton Bible Church (WBC) is looking for the next Director of Finance and Accounting who will be a strong leader with the ability to organize and lead the financial and accounting functions of our Church. The Director will ensure that excellent services are provided to donors, employees, departments and volunteers, and that financial reporting is accurate, timely and compliant.
The Director will also maintain policies, procedures, and internal controls to reduce the risk of misappropriation of assets, ensure the integrity of financial matters, increase accuracy of financial results, and ensure compliance with tax regulations and exemptions.
1. Provide the day-to-day hands on leadership and management over all financial accounting and reporting. 2. Coach, train, and direct the accounting team to best utilize the staff and volunteer resources available. 3. Ensure the integrity of financial matters so that policies and procedures are compliant with generally accepted accounting principles and related oversight. 4. Work with church leaders to develop, direct, approve, and monitor the annual budget and audit processes. 5. Coordinate and execute a timely and efficient audit. 6. Serve the church staff to help them accomplish their ministry goals. 7. Monitor, improve and maintain the financial information systems. 8. Organize, oversee, and/or participate in special projects or financial analysis as requested.
Core Competencies 1. Committed to holiness and developing your personal walk with God in order to model and lead others in their faith. 2. If married, love your spouse as Christ loves the church. If you have children, disciple them to know and love God. 3. Pursue professional, personal, and spiritual development. 4. Alignment with and commitment to the mission and values of WBC. 5. Faithful and sacrificial in giving. Set an example of biblical stewardship by contributing financially to Kingdom work through the local church.
Requirements The Director of Finance and Accounting will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 10 years of broad finance experience including all or most of the following: 1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting; CPA or MBA preferred. 2. At least five years of financial and accounting management experience. 3. Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, and controls. 4. Demonstrated abilities in examining, developing, reengineering, and recommending financial and accounting systems policies and procedures. 5. Solid understanding of financial reporting, chart of accounts design, financial report design, sales tax, payroll compliance, and computerized financial accounting systems (Shelby experience a plus). 6. Proven success in leading, managing and developing a staff and cultivating a team spirit. 7. Knowledge and understanding of GAAP; experience with the accounting and reporting requirements of a non-profit organization preferred. 8. Strong analytical and spreadsheet skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Software (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint). 9. High level of integrity and ability to handle confidential information. 10. High level of interpersonal and relational skills, and a servant-like attitude. 11. Effective communicator, with strong verbal and written skills; an active listener. 12. Self-starter; problem-solver; works with minimal supervision. 13. High ability to be flexible, manage time and set/shift priorities while meeting deadlines. 14. Acceptance and agreement with WBC Statement of Doctrine and Faith and WBC Statement of Christian Lifestyle. 15. Willing to become a regular attender and member of WBC.
Located 30 miles west of Chicago, Wheaton Bible Church is a non-denominational church of 6,000 people gathering in three congregations in English- and Spanish-speaking services. The Wheaton Bible Church (North Avenue) campus is located in West Chicago. This facility is also home for Iglesia del Pueblo (IDP). A full partner in the total ministries of Wheaton Bible Church, IDP is a vibrant and growi...ng Latino congregation with services in Spanish and English. A third Wheaton Bible Church congregation, Tri-Village Church meets in Streamwood, at the Awana corporate campus at Bartlett and Bode Roads.