The Missionary Finance Facilitator exists as the bridge between the Finance department and the missionary. A Missionary Finance Facilitator manages the mechanics of payroll allowances and expense reimbursements, as well as individual support budgeting. This person is the face of finance for our missionaries, maintaining close contact with them and helping ensure that they are served well and know where to go to find answers to their financial questions as they relate to their pay and reimbursements. There is also a training component for the job. A Missionary Finance Facilitator helps train appointees at TEAM’s Missionary Orientation and Pre-Departure Training events.
Demonstrate an attitude of love, compassion, and respect to the missionaries we serve
Work as part of a team which is responsible for maintaining and processing detailed transactions related to:
Missionary recommended and actual budgets
Missionary payroll, including changes in tax withholding, TEAP, etc.
Processing of expense reports in accordance with current policy and reporting of taxable expenses
Processing of journal entries reflecting monthly activity in work fund and other accounts
Participate in financial training of candidates and missionaries at TEAM-related training events such as Missionary Orientation and Pre-Departure Training
Assist with analysis of missionary accounts, recommending actions where individual missionaries are found to be in financial distress
Help provide resources for and serve as a liaison with missionaries on all financial issues
Help provide support budget formats and documentation for all missionary and ministry area related accounts
Help maintain the necessary documentation to establish adequate support for international transfers/grants and payments to missionary and project accounts
Assist in communicating with missionaries, appointees, short term workers and retirees about financial matters
Help maintain current financial information for missionaries
Strive towards continual advancement in staff competencies
Spiritually mature with a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
Previous experience working in an Accounts Payable Department; Ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles related to payables
Professional written and oral communication skills
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically in Excel
Able to easily maintain confidentiality and prudence in communication; High level of integrity
A self-starter who has a track record of successful planning, execution, and follow-through to accomplish agreed upon objectives
Able to process large quantities of data; Meticulous attention to detail
Disciplined with priorities
Self-starter, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Personable, with a heart for service and a sustained positive attitude
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The following abilities are required for the position:
Work at a desk in an office or home-office setting; Sit at an office desk or in a meeting room for extended periods of time
Work for extended periods of time at a computer, requiring the ability to send and receive information with necessary optical, auditory and manual dexterity (fax machine, copier, scanner, etc.)
Use a keyboard and mouse to enter, retrieve or transfer words or data information and/or move from screen to screen on the computer to view information
Tolerate dust and fumes from general cleaning and maintenance procedures
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; comprehend and speak English.
Display the reading skills necessary to proofread written material
TEAM - The Evangelical Alliance Mission is a global mission agency that partners with the local church to send missionaries and establish reproducing churches among the nations, going where the most people have the most need and proclaiming the Gospel in both word and action. We envision the church transforming our world.
Founded more than 125 years ago, we partner with churches to send missionaries to work in evangelism, church planting, community development, healthcare, education, social justice, business as mission and many other areas of global missions. To accomplish these objectives, we subject our lives to the truth of Scripture, and we rely on God through prayer. God provides what is necessary to carry out world evangelization. While only God can save, we speak His words, use His gifts and reflect His love. Without constant reliance on God through prayer and obedience to His Word, we can do none of these things.
TEAM is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. We conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of TEAM as an Equal Opportunity Employer does not prevent the organization from hiring personnel based on their religious beliefs so that all personnel shares the same religious commitment. Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. [§] 2000e[- ]1(a)), TEAM has the right to and does, hire only candidates who wholeheartedly and without reservation agree with TEAM’s Statement of Faith.