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.
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
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
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.
6. Performance Management.
7. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
8. Problem Solving/Analysis.
9. Strategic Thinking.
10. Technical Capacity.
This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the Controller and the indirect supervision of all employees in the Accounting and Finance department.
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.
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.
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.