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Chief Financial Officer

Posted by: Awana Clubs Intl

Posted date: 2017-Sep-11

Location: Streamwood

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of Awana in accordance with domestic and international regulatory requirements, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Evangelical Counsel for Financial Accountability (ECFA) standards, Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.           Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct 

              and  evaluate Awana's fiscal function and


2.           Participate in the development of the

              organization’s plans and programs as a

              strategic partner.

3.           Evaluate and advise on the impact of long

              range planning, introduction of new

              programs/strategies and regulatory action.

4.           Develop credibility for the finance group by

              providing timely and accurate analysis of

              budgets, financial reports and financial trends

              in order to assist the CEO, President, the       

              Board and other senior executives in

              performing their responsibilities.

5.           Enhance and/or develop, implement and

              enforce policies and procedures of the

              organization by way of systems that will

              improve the overall operation and effectiveness

              of the organization.

6.           Establish credibility throughout the

              organization and with the Board as an

              effective developer of solutions to business


7.           Provide technical financial advice and

              knowledge to others within the financial 


8.           Continual improvement of the budgeting

              process and strategic planning process

              through education of department managers

              and plan owners on financial issues impacting

              department budgets.

9.           Provide strategic financial input and leadership

              on decision making issues affecting the

              organization; i.e., evaluation of potential

              alliances acquisitions and/or mergers and

              pension funds and investments.

10.         Optimize the handling of bank and deposit

              relationships and initiate appropriate strategies

               to enhance cash position.

11.         Develop a reliable cash flow projection process

              and reporting mechanism that includes

              minimum cash threshold to meet operating  


12.         Be an advisor from the financial perspective on

              any contracts into which the corporation may


13.         Evaluate the finance division structure and

             team plan for continual improvement of the

             efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well

             as provide individuals with professional and

             personal growth with emphasis on

             opportunities (where possible) of individuals.


1.           Financial Management.

2.           Business Acumen.

3.           Communication Proficiency.

4.           Ethical Conduct.

5.           Leadership.

6.           Performance Management.

7.           Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.

8.           Problem Solving/Analysis.

9.           Strategic Thinking.

10.      Technical Capacity.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the Controller and the indirect supervision of all employees in the Accounting and Finance department.

Work Environment

This job operates in a clerical office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

This position requires up to 25% travel.
Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree required plus 10 to 15 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA preferred.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Title Chief Financial Officer
Post Details
Organization Awana Clubs Intl
Email humanresources(at)awana.org
Location Streamwood
State State -> Illinois
Zip Code 60107.00
Country Country -> United States
Deadline for applying
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Job Category Job Classification -> Administration
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