Employment (Churches)

Director of Finance

Fullerton Free, Fullerton, California

Oversee all accounting, reporting and financial oversight of the church.

Ministry description

The director of finance oversees all accounting, reporting and financial oversight of the church.


  • Senior-level accounting experience (nonprofit preferred)
  • Experience with Blackbaud and Paycom, or similar software
  • Visionary, strategic thinker and planner able to forecast future needs
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data for the purpose of improving systems and maximizing financial performance
  • Strong communication and coaching skills, able to educate department heads in using Blackbaud for financial reports
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of 501(c)(3) giving regulations
  • Familiar with labor and payroll laws


Reporting and analysis—45%

  • Payroll oversight and reporting
  • Strategically reviews opportunities for margin, efficiency, utilization and cost improvements
  • Forecasts future needs depending on trend analysis
  • Quarterly sales and use tax
  • File annual special exemptions
  • Coordinate the financial aspects of the annual audit
  • Budget reporting and review
  • Leadership role in the FMLT (Finance Ministry Leadership Team)
  • Participates in staff meetings, HR team meetings and Anchor team meetings

Accounting and bookkeeping—40%

  • Budget planning, implementation and control
  • Banking, general ledger maintenance and review
  • Ensures the integrity of financial matters so all accounting policies and practices are compliant with IRS
  • Accounts payable oversight; review all fixed assets, use tax and appropriate approvals
  • Retirement plans, stock donations, trust and estate administration
  • Oversee all church credit card accounts and staff expense reports

Special Projects—15%

How to apply

Learn more on our website. Contact Jenn Hale with any questions @ 714-257-4331

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