St. James’ Church seeks an experienced and analytical Director of Finance & Administration to serve at our Episcopal parish located at 865 Madison Avenue and 71st Street in Manhattan. The position reports to the Rev. Brenda G. Husson, Rector.
The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 10 years experience, including supervisory experience, as a manager in non-profit, governmental, academic and/or corporate settings. He/she must be able to serve as a trusted advisor to the Rector in management matters, characterized by integrity, wisdom, and discretion. The candidate must develop a deep commitment to the mission, values and culture of St. James’ Church, without the expectation that he/she join the Church. The candidate must have strong communications skills, coupled with the ability to establish and maintain collegial and productive working relationships with Clergy, Staff, Lay Leaders and parishioners.
Principal responsibilities include the following:
Oversee cash management, anticipating payroll, payables, and receivables
Interpret financial information and provide updates, details, and context as needed
Deliver actuals vs. budget reports monthly, and year-end projections on an annual basis
Supervise Accounting Manager and Administrator for Stewardship & Operations in facilitating day-to-day operations of tracking, reporting, invoicing, and payments. Aid the management of their workflow, stay close to their productivity, and check the accuracy and timeliness of their output.
Assess, manage and minimize risk in facilities, HR matters, and financial controls
Oversee audit and tax functions, report to Audit Committee and follow up on any findings
Oversee annual insurance renewal/re-marketing, make and manage any insurance claims
Track investments in partnership with Investment Committee & outside asset manager
Serve as valued member of Stewardship Working Group
Attend and present financials at monthly Vestry Meetings
Supervise Property Manager
Oversee building operations and maintenance
Contract for, oversee, and follow up property rentals and space use
Provide project management of capital projects
Manage and upgrade Information Technology infrastructure, including network, Wi-Fi, telecommunications, fire-safety and security systems, HVAC and building management systems, accounting and membership databases.
Administer HR policy, compensation, payroll administration and employee benefit plans, including health, pension, and clergy housing.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Advanced degree in accounting, business, finance or related field, or equivalent experience
Exceptional numerical proficiency and analytic skills
Excellent communication skills — both written and verbal