The Director of Accounting and Business at FAPC will be a strategic thought-partner and hands-on leader overseeing the areas of accounting, business planning, budgeting, and IT. This position will report to the Executive Pastor, supervise three full-time support staff, and work with relevant boards and committees.
The Director of Accounting and Business will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as FAPC continues to enhance its quality programming and strengthen its management of resources.
Oversee the general accounting functions according to GAAP, cash management/reconciliation, and financial reporting for the church.
Conduct monthly and year end closing of the church’s general ledger including preparation of journal entries and reconciling bank and investment statements.
Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; provide financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial and program accounting.
Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees; assess any changes necessary.
Oversee the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Budget Committee; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; monitor internal controls.
Ensure that policies and procedures are in place to provide reasonable assurance that the company assets are protected.
Business and Financial Management
Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
Oversee the management of an endowment fund of approximately $40 million dollars under the direction of the church’s Investment Committee.
Establish and oversee initiatives to expand the utilization of the church building.
Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the Board of Trustees.
Oversee and work closely with external IT providers to ensure staff productivity and equipment/service needs are met.
Assist in reviewing service and insurance contracts with outside vendors.
Process payroll and oversee benefit administration.
Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree
At least 7-10 years of professional experience in accounting related positions; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience.
The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination.
Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues.
Technology savvy with preferred experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
A consummate team player with personal qualities of integrity, credibility, compassion and commitment to the mission of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Additional Salary Information: •Full Medical and Dental Benefits
•Defined Contribution Pension Plan
About Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Chruch
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church (FAPC) is a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) church in New York City. The church, located in Midtown Manhattan, is one of the largest PC(USA) congregations in the country.
FAPC has long been noted for its exceptional worship and has been at the forefront of many movements, from the development of the Sunday school in the 19th century to its current leadership in homeless advocacy. With over 2,500 members, FAPC’s membership is diverse and engaged in education, community outreach, faith formation, and more.