Manager, Finance and Administration

Eastern Synod of the ELCIC - Kitchener, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Eastern Synod is one of five regional bodies of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, consisting of approximately 180 member congregations and 50,000 baptized members. The territory of the Eastern Synod runs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

As the Manager, Finance and Administration reporting to the Bishop, you will be responsible for the finance, human resources and administrative functions of the Eastern Synod office.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Overall financial management, planning, accounting, payroll systems, risk management and controls for the organization

Preparation and analysis of monthly and annual financial reports

Timely regulatory remittances and reporting, including the charities return, payroll and HST

Hiring, training, supervising and evaluating the performance of the finance and administrative employees

Developing for approval, implementing and ensuring compliance with finance and personnel policies as approved by the Eastern Synod Council

Responding to inquiries and acting as a resource to Eastern Synod congregations and rostered leaders

Participating in relevant synod meetings and committees such as Synod Council, Finance Committee and Benevolence Task Force

Overall property management including building maintenance, repairs, utilities, office equipment and other office requirements, and lease agreements for synod owned properties

Managing logistical and operational functions for Synod assemblies (triennial) and participating as a member of the planning committee

Role Requirements:
Recognized accounting designation (or enrolment in a program) with a minimum of 5 years equivalent work experience

Demonstrated understanding and experience in the non-profit sector, ideally with a registered charity

Supportive of the synod’s mission

Strong people leader/management experience

Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team

Ability to consistently seek out improvement to current processes

Ability to organize, prioritize and delegate using proven time management skills

Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet tight timelines with minimal supervision

Strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills

Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Excellent computer skills, specifically with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and accounting software

This is a full time, 35 hour per week position in a small office environment with a focus on work/life balance. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience and includes a competitive benefit package.

Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada

74 Weber Street West, Kitchener, Ontario N2H 3Z3