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Job Category: Manager
Requisition Number: CONTR01226

Posted: May 20, 2021
Closed: December 7, 2021
Full-Time
Showing 1 location
MA - Boston TFCCS
Boston, MA 02115, USA
Job Details
Description
Department:                               Treasurer’s Office
SUMMARY
Reporting to the Finance and Accounting Director in the Treasurer’s Office, you will manage the key functions of general ledger, audit, tax, Accounts Receivable (AR), Accounts Payable (AP), and purchasing, ensuring timeliness and accuracy of all accounting, disbursements and receivable transactions, and the integrity of systems and reporting. Mother Church membership required. Christian Science primary class instruction preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Supervise the Manager of the General Ledger, Audit and Tax Services, and the Manager of AP, AR and Contracts and Procurement.
  2. Develop and implement policies, and procedures in accounting and financial reporting as needed with a continued focus on process improvement: look for opportunities to improve financial reporting efficiencies and effectiveness as well as an orderly accounting system.
  3. Manage a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  4. Develop, implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls and separation of duties in general ledger, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
  5. Oversee timely, accurate, and effective execution of core fiscal operations, including accounting, accounts payable, billing, purchasing, and all required external reporting.
  6. Responsible for accuracy, integrity, and management of general ledger to include ensuring proper account reconciliations, reconciliations of external inputs to resulting financial information and accurate interfaces with external systems.
  7. Responsible for procedures and process of accounts payable and accounts receivable systems and all needed internal controls to ensure timely and accurate bill payments and customer billing and payment applications.
  8.   Authorized to approve banking system access and setup.
  9. Ensure the organization's purchasing activities are compliant with policy and all transactions and commitments are properly authorized and documented ensuring proper legal documentation is obtained.
  10. Ensures timely close of the Church books by the 10th business day of each month.
  11. Produce accurate and timely monthly and yearly financial statements. Review the monthly accounting process closely including analytical review of the monthly operating results to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained.
  12. Ensures any and all tax reporting is completed on time and taxes due are paid in a timely manner.
  13. Oversee direct reports to  ensure timely and successful audits by: directing coordination necessary to assist external auditors, providing information to external auditors.
  14. Suggest improvements in policies and procedures, business operations, and financial decisions based on outcomes of audits and new service needs.
  15. Support the Finance and Accounting Director in preparing financial information and analysis for the Christian Science Board of Directors (CSBD), the Treasurer, and senior management.
  16. Assist with special projects, technical accounting analysis and ad-hoc reporting.
  17. Confidentiality: protects financial operations by ensuring strict confidentiality of all financial and business information.

STAFF MANAGEMENT AND JOB CONTACTS
Reporting Relationships
Supervisor:  Finance and Accounting Director
Supervises:  General Ledger, Audit and Tax Manager; AP, AR, and Contracts & Procurement Manager
Regular Contacts
The position has regular contact with staff and management throughout the department and the organization.  Also has contact with outside firms providing accounting and administrative services for related financial services.
JOB REQUIREMENTS
Education/Experience
BA in accounting, business, or finance; CPA and/or Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of 7 years of experience in accounting and financial and business management, with a preference for experience in not-for-profit institutions.
Knowledge/Skills
This position requires a strong background in financial systems.  Must have proven organizational skills.  Needs the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be an effective manager and sensitive to the needs of employees.
Technology Skills
Financial systems management, Google Docs, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) skills are required.
Work Environment
Office environment.
Engagement with Christian Science
Mother Church membership required. Christian Science primary class instruction preferred.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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