• Assistant Director of Financial Operations

    Posted: 07/07/2020

    Position - Assistant Director of Financial Operations
    Description - This is a full-time salaried position based in Elgin, Ill., for a not-for-profit, faith-based organization that provides benefits and asset investment services for 5,000 individuals and client organizations nationwide. This management position reports to the Finance Director.
    Church of the Brethren Benefit Trust is one of three official agencies of the Church of the Brethren, a Protestant denomination founded in 1708 that includes more than 117,000 members, 1,031 congregations, four colleges and two universities, one seminary, and 23 affiliated retirement communities.
    Function - The primary function is to review and coordinate the reporting of all accounting and financial transactions related to the operations of the Programs and Administration of BBT.
    Scope of Duties - Duties include producing monthly financial statements; managing payroll; monitoring and managing cash flow; preparing detailed account analyses; reviewing journal entries, bank and investment account reconciliations; preparing tax forms and maintaining tax return files and the general ledger; partnering with cross-functional groups to drive and influence business solutions and best in class process improvements; assisting in annual budget and auditing; developing and maintaining a working knowledge of all financial systems; completing other duties as assigned and providing backup for other positions in the Finance Department.
    Certifications - We are seeking candidates with an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance. A CPA is preferred or the process for obtaining certification has been started.
    Experience - The ideal candidate will possess strong technical and professional skills with at least five years of experience.  Technically, the candidate should have a strong working knowledge of fund accounting, an intense attention to detail, and a demonstrated track record in developing first-in-class operating processes across product lines within a complex enterprise.
    Professionally, the candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills, leadership/supervisory skills, be a confident self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision, excellent problem-solving and analytic skills, impeccable integrity, and a collegial and engaging demeanor. 
    Nonprofit accounting experience is a plus and current and active membership in a faith community is preferred.
    Salary/Benefits - Salary and benefits are competitive with Church Benefits Association agencies of comparable size and scope of services. A full benefits package is included.
    Travel - Minimal travel is required.
    Applying - Please send a letter of interest, résumé, three professional references, and salary range expectations to Michelle Kilbourne at mkilbourne@cobbt.org. For more information about Brethren Benefit Trust, visit www.cobbt.org.

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