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Director of Finance

Posted by: Awana Clubs Intl

Posted date: 2018-Mar-06

Location: Streamwood

The Director of Finance heads the financial planning and analysis function at Awana. This position is responsible to develop, execute and lead financial processes. Deriving key analytical insights, this role provides trends and actionable recommendations to the executive leadership team. Analytical, leadership, and communciation skills are critical. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide leadership and direction to finance and accounting functions. Serve as a member of the Global Leadersip Team as well as other Awana committees. Interface with the Executive Leadership Team, Department Leaders and Missionaries.
  • Manage the financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Create and communicate financial models and analyses of financial and operational metrics to evaluate and direct business performance.
  • Manage treasury and investment activities, including cash flow forecasting and compliance with Awana investments and cash reserves policies.
  • Establish and maintain effective internal controls to ensure safeguarding of assets, and unqualified annual audit opinion from external auditors.
  • Establish and maintain annual operating, capital, and cash flow budgeting process to include formal elements of ministry planning, key performance measurements, and operating budgets.
  • Assist in the selection, design, implementation, and maintenance of financial systems. Mainain a working knowledge of ECFA standards and appropriate application to Awana.


    Education and/or Experience

    Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required. Master’s degree (M.B.A. or M.S.) or equivalent desired. Must have a minimum of 5 years management level experience leading financial, decision support and risk management activities.

    Professional Designations/Licensures/Certifications

    CPA (Certified Public Accountant) certification desired.  

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    Must have a ministry heart and broad experience in nonprofit finance operations.  Ability to respond to complex inquiries from senior executives, customers, donors, regulatory agencies and other constituents. Ability to effectively present information to employees, customers, top management and donors. Ability to take initiative to solve problems, attain goals and make decisions having far reaching implications; ability to think, plan and implement strategically. 


    Internal: Reports to the Chief Financial Officer. Direct partner with major business units. Manages financial analysis team.

    External: Regular interaction with banks, auditors, insurance providers and government agencies. Occasional contact with missionaries, churches, donors, vendors and business consultants.

    This job description reflects the current assignment of essential functions, and is not meant to be all-inclusive. Duties and responsibilities may be assigned or reassigned to this job at any time, and may be modified to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability, or for other reasons.

    Job Title Director of Finance
    Post Details
    Organization Awana Clubs Intl
    Email humanresources(at)awana.org
    Location Streamwood
    State State -> Illinois
    Zip Code 0.00
    Deadline for applying
    Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
    Job Category Job Classification -> Ministry - Other
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