Under the supervision of the Executive Vice President and CFO, support the overall objectives of Joni and Friends' Accounting and Finance department as a member of the national team. Perform duties and responsibilities requiring special expertise including, but not limited to:
1. Management - Responsible for the accounting and finance operations of Joni and Friends and the Joni and Friends Foundation.
Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives.
Maintains and enforces a well-documented systems of accounting policies and procedures.
Supervises and manages procurement staff member and procedures.
Supervise and maintain a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the organization's reported financial.
Ensure the organization and its Foundation are in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles GAAP and international financial reporting standards.
Ensure the accounts payable are paid in a timely manner.
Ensure all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable.
Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly
Ensure the periodic bank reconciliations are completed in a timely manner
Ensure the reconciliation process is complete and signed off by development, accounting and CFO
Support month-end and year-end close process
Maintain an orderly accounting filing system.
Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions.
Issue timely and complete financial statements
Coordinate the preparation of the organizational audited financials and Form 990.
Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of the organization's operations.
Monitor key financial and operating metrics
Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts
Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
5. Other departmental projects that may be assigned by the Supervisor/Other Leadership
6. Other projects and assignments as necessary to support the overall strategic plan of Joni and Friends
Must possess a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ and agree with the Joni and Friends statement of faith
Desire to serve in a growing and dynamic Christian service ministry
Preferred 10+ years of accounting experience with progressive responsibility
Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred in Accounting or Finance
Required Certified Public Accountant designation
Good interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written and the ability to effectively organize and prioritize a wide range of daily tasks with varied deadlines are necessary
Must be detail oriented, committed to accuracy, a team player and self-starter who is flexible and able to work independently
Must have a strong sense of confidentiality
Strong general computer skills are necessary along with a competent, working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Blackbaud products such as Financial Edge and the Internet
Understanding of Christian ministry and specifically Joni and Friends is desirable
Prior to applying for any position with Joni and Friends, all applicants must review our Statement of Faith and Mission Statement (below) and be in agreement with both.
As a ministry, Joni and Friends strives to exemplify Jesus Christ and bring Glory to God in all we say and do. To that end, employment at Joni and Friends is to be taken seriously as one who is not simply considering employment, but committing to the core mission of the organization to fulfill the biblical mandate of inclusion of those with disabilities into the full-life of the church. All employees of Joni and Friends participate in its ministry wide prayer life, leadership training and other general staff training that may take place from time to time.
Below outlines the vision, mission, values and pillars of Joni and Friends:
VISION: “To accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community.”
MISSION: “To communicate the Gospel and equip Christ-churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disabilities.”
Honor God in everything we do.
Build relationships based on trust and respect.
Maintain integrity and excellence in programs and services.
Practice responsible stewardship
FOUR PILLARS OF MINISTRY
Lead Like Jesus*
Excellence in area of expertise
Best Christian WorkplaceLead Like Jesus is a course of study provided to all employees and is based on the book written by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges of the same name. The Lead Like Jesus course is the model which governs our ministry culture and contributes significantly to Joni and Friends maintaining its certification as a “Best Christian Workplace” according to surveys by the Best Christian Workplace Institute (BCWI).