May 27, 2021

Chief Financial Officer / VP of Finance

  • JAARS, Inc.
Full time Accounting Administrative Nonprofit

Job Description

Target Staff Type            Paid

Work Location  JAARS Waxhaw

FTE        1.000

Position Summary         

JAARS is actively seeking a Vice President of Finance / Chief Financial Officer who will bring professional financial experience, along with a heart for mission and serving, to lead in a time of growth and opportunity. We bring a 70+ year history of global engagement with a deep commitment to seek God and innovate together in order to see people’s lives and communities transformed as they experience God’s Word in their own languages. If that story grabs your heart, let us know!

The Vice President of Finance/CFO reports to the JAARS President and serves as an active member of the senior leadership team. This role is a full time, salaried, exempt position.


Position Responsibilities             

Lead the Finance Division in order to accomplish the following areas in support of JAARS’ mission:

  • Ensure the financial activities of JAARS, a 501(c)(3) international non-profit, maintain compliance with board policies, GAAP and FASB standards, Treasury, IRS, state and other applicable requirements
  • Ensure financial operations embrace best practices in all areas, and lead improvement initiatives as needed
  • Lead and oversee the financial aspects of strategic and operational planning, as well as ongoing operations, by ensuring the board, leaders and managers have clear, accurate and timely financial information relevant to their responsibilities
  • Provide executive sponsorship and leadership of our NetSuite ERP implementation, ensuring operational effectiveness across JAARS, and stewarding the necessary future enhancements
  • Manage the finance department staff including performance management, employee evaluations, coaching/mentoring, hiring, deployment of resources, succession planning, etc.
  • Lead and oversee treasury management, including cash flow planning, monitoring and investment management in line with board and leadership policies and operational plans
  • Ensure public/external financial reporting is accurate and timely, including IRS 990, state charitable solicitations, tax, accountability organizations and others as necessary
  • Oversee the financial activities of JAARS in order to receive an unqualified audit opinion from our external auditors and to ensure JAARS membership in ECFA remains in good standing
  • Ensure JAARS maintains adequate internal controls for financial operations and maintain ongoing financial risk assessment and mitigation processes
  • Ensure JAARS maintains adequate insurance coverage against theft, casualty and liability losses
  • Represent JAARS at the International Audit Committee (SIL International, Wycliffe USA, Seed Company, Wycliffe Global Alliance, auditors) and with the respective CFO’s
  • Travel is limited though national and international travel are possible
  • Other duties as directed by the President

Position Requirements 

  • Active and growing relationship with Jesus Christ that includes personal growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
  • Embrace the vision, mission and core values of JAARS
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and oversee the financial domain of a non-profit organization, ideally with an international focus; CFO-level experience is desirable but not required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead the ongoing implementation of a cloud-based ERP system, including digital transformation across organizational domains; Experience with NetSuite is highly desirable
  • Proven written and oral communication skills in English; Second language ability is desirable but not required; Ability to train other leaders in financial principles and practices is desirable
  • Detail oriented understanding of financial activities and processes and the ability to synthesize high-level strategy to effective operational execution
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and develop personally as well as helping a team learn and grow
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, ideally in finance or accounting, though demonstrated experience in non-profit financial operations is acceptable; Certified Public Accountant license is highly desirable

JAARS non-profit Christian ministry located on a beautiful, 500+ acre campus south of Charlotte, North Carolina. At our campus headquarters, we have office space for JAARS staff and partners, training classrooms and facilities, nearly 100 housing units and an RV Park, recreational areas, a swimming pool, a café, childcare facilities and youth ministry activities.

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