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The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides excellence in the
organization, planning, interpretation, training, resourcing for
the Conference Churches and Organizations, and implementation of
the fiscal matters of the Conference in careful consultation with
the Bishop, CFA and the Leadership Team. Responsible for providing
leadership for the Center for Connectional Resources, whose goals
are to leverage Conference resources effectively, provide services
efficiently, and communicate openly and transparently in support of
the mission of the Church. The CFO oversees and manages the
financial and administrative services of the Conference; clergy
pensions; health Insurance for clergy and laity; Conference-wide
property and liability insurance, and property matters. The
ultimate goal of this position is to foster and support the
ministry of the Conference. Through creative and innovative fiscal
management and collaborative efforts with other staff and
volunteers, resources shall be applied for the benefit of the
various mission and ministry goals established by the
Performs all treasury responsibilities in accordance with The
Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church. Receives and
disburses, remittances from local church treasurers for all duly
authorized general, jurisdictional, annual conference, and district
Prepares and/or reviews, distributes, and interprets accurate
and timely month-end and year-end reports for all Conference boards
and agencies, local churches, and other related parties as may be
Converts financial information into actionable plans and
communicate results throughout the organization. Identifies and
drives opportunities related to growth, operating efficiencies,
revenue maximization and cost mitigation.
Responsible for the Conference Benefits, in regard to, but not
limited to, the establishment of Benefit Plans, Wespath
relationships, and billing and reporting of benefit obligations for
Establishes and maintains systems and controls that verify the
integrity of all systems, processes, and data.
Develops an ongoing positive relationship with all Conference
center staff with particular emphasis on accounting related
Participation as an ex-officio member on committees.
Participation in general and jurisdictional associations.
Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Finance or Accounting
required, or comparable proven skills in a finance position.
Master’s degree (M.A.) or CPA designation preferred.
Five to Seven years’ experience in hands-on accounting,
including all aspects from initial entry through financial
Five to Seven years’ supervisor experience, with previous
management experience supervising professional staff of
Working knowledge of benefits and insurance are preferred.
Working knowledge of computer-based networks and financial
software packages, including spreadsheets, databases, word
processing, and specialized accounting applications software.
Comprehensive knowledge of non-profit governance, management,
accounting, financial planning and business processes.
Excellent written and verbal skills with ability to present
information individually, in small groups or in large sessions to
clergy, lay delegates, and retirees.
Deep knowledge of, and commitment to, the United Methodist
Church and how it functions at the local church, district,
conference and general church levels is strongly preferred.
Ability to contribute positively as part of a worship community
and to support the Discipline of The United Methodist Church as
well as the policies of the North Texas Annual Conference.
Willingness and ability to travel throughout the North Texas
Annual Conference, as well as nationally for connectional events
Expected to work weekends and evening, as needed.
Email resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Closing Date: September 14, 2020
No Staffing Agencies or Recruitment Firms
The California-Pacific Conference is a regional body of The
United Methodist Church , made up of some 50,000 members in almost
350 local churches throughout Southern California, parts of Central
California, Hawaii, the Pacific Islands, Guam and Saipan.
The Conference is led by Resident Bishop Grant J. Hagiya.
The Office of the Resident Bishop, known as the Episcopal
Office, as well as the offices of Conference Staff is located at
the California-Pacific Conference center.