The Vice-President of Finance at Global Outreach International (GOI) supports the advancement and fulfillment of the organization’s mission and is an advocate for the missionaries, employees, donors, and board members who make up its “Great Missions Family”. The Vice-President of Finance serves as a key member of the organization’s Senior Leadership Team with the responsibility to oversee and coordinate strategic processes that support the healthy operation and growth of the organization.
This position holds primary oversight and management related to accounts payable, accounts receivable, employee payroll, and all financial auditing processes. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Vice-President of Finance defines and implements strategies, policies, and practices that improve the organization’s ability to achieve its mission while fostering cross-functional links among departments.
The Vice-President of Finance reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is based out of GOI’s Home Office in Tupelo, MS.
- Maintains and controls the essential operating systems, information, and financial business of the organization.
- Maintains compliance with federal, state, local, and organizational laws, regulations, guidelines, and best practices, including but not limited to tax laws, generally accepted accounting principles, federal acquisition regulations, and cost accounting standards.
- Recommends benchmarks that will be used to measure the company’s performance.
- Facilitates implementation of new systems and major modifications of existing systems to reduce downtime.
- Ensures data integrity within the Financial Edge and Raiser’s Edge databases, payroll processing systems, and other related financial software and online systems
- Produces the annual budget and forecasts; reports significant budget differences to management; provides financial analysis, with emphasis on capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations.
- Oversees payroll processing and timely distribution; oversees withholdings processes for employees and redirects payments to applicable insurance plans, retirement plan, tax payments, etc. as appropriate
- Oversees the processing and payment of vendor and missionary invoices via check or electronic payment
- Oversees the processing and payment of expense reports via check or electronic payment
- Monitors budget amendment requests from missionaries for adjustments to salary or ministry expense disbursements
- Establishes the Development Department’s organizational structure, with appropriate provisions for succession planning, and modifies it as conditions warrant.
- Contributes to the formation of the organization’s budget and oversees the implementation of all Finance Department budgets.
- Executes tasks associated with managing staff assigned to Finance such as coordinating workload, assessing and managing performance, and managing professional development.
- Assists in facilitating Missionary Orientation and Training
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- Engages with other Senior Leadership Team members to address high-level organization concerns and develop strategic plans for the organization.
- Ensures that the activities and operations of GOI are conducted in accordance with organization policies and in compliance with the bylaws, policies, mission, and goals established by the Board of Directors.
- Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to assist with organizational issues related to organizational governance, community engagement, marketing and development, and fundraising as appropriate.
- Enhances organizational excellence by establishing operational benchmarks, timelines, and resources needed to achieve strategic goals, proactively recommending and driving improvements as necessary; sets standards for accountability and measurements of success.
- Maintains knowledge of existing and developing laws or regulations affecting the organization and assesses how changes may affect the organization in terms of risk exposure.
- Effectively communicates plans and priorities derived from the organization's strategic plan by partnering with others in the organization to follow through with coordinated accountabilities, objectives, and associated budgets.
- Actively participates in fundraising by engaging current and prospective donors to share the mission and vision of GOI.
Leadership & Values
- Builds and maintains effective relationships with GOI’s Senior Leadership Team, employees, missionaries, and volunteers.
- Empowers employees to innovate, maximize productivity, ensure professional excellence, maintain high-quality standards, and promote teamwork.
- Promotes a culture of professional growth within GOI through coaching, mentoring, and professional development.
- Cultivates a strong, collaborative working relationship with other GOI team members in the Home Office and in the mission field
- Demonstrates a personal commitment to GOI’s Mission to exalt Christ and engage people in mission by proclaiming the Gospel, doing good, and equipping the Church.
- Demonstrates honesty, sincerity, humility, and respect for individuals while modeling GOI’s Core Values.
- Shares agreement with GOI’s Statement of Beliefs.
- Demonstrates commitment to following the principles embodied within GOI’s corporate culture including ideals such as: maintaining a personal commitment to participate in a fellowship of believers, working through conflict in a biblical manner, encouraging direct and truthful communication, and striving to integrate our biblical beliefs into our daily lives, with our interactions with others, and into our decision making processes.
- Commitment to GOI’s mission to exalt Christ and engage people in mission by proclaiming the Gospel, doing good, and equipping the Church.
- Ability to engage GOI’s mission statement, exemplify GOI’s core values, identify with GOI’s statement of beliefs, and embrace GOI’s corporate culture.
- Experience working with senior-level stakeholders, both internal and external, to manage shared commitments in a non-profit environment.
- Experience in a national, multi-million-dollar, non-profit setting; including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, varying revenue models, compliance, reporting, and contract review.
- 8 – 10 years of related experience and/or training or degree equivalent to CPA and/or MBA; experience in a non-profit environment preferred.
- Ability to rapidly develop a deep understanding of the drivers of Global Outreach’s financial performance and lead financial management strategies that align with organizational goals, inspiring all stakeholders (CEO, Boards, staff, donors, etc.) to take action in pursuit of these goals.
- Significant related experience in strategic planning, business operations, financial management, and team development.
- Demonstrated expertise in supporting managers and cross-organizational teams to accomplish strategic goals and objectives.
- Demonstrated understanding of mission work and the issues facing this endeavor.
- Experience with developing and assessing processes that aide in facilitating objectives.
- Experience in using office technologies and software to accomplish tasks.
- Demonstrated ability to achieve results with minimal supervision.
- Meaningful experience in a supervisory or managerial role.
- Undergraduate degree required. Graduate degree preferred.
$60,000 to $70,000
How to Apply
Please visit https://globaloutreach.org/global-careers to apply.