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Finance Manager

Clovercrest Baptist Church -
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RE-ADVERTISING - Position Available for Finance Manager, Clovercrest Baptist Church



Do you have financial expertise and a desire to serve God and to further His kingdom through the local church?  


Clovercrest Baptist Church is seeking to employ a Finance Manager.  The position is part-time at 30.4 hours per week (0.8 FTE).  


The Finance Manager will give oversight, leadership and strategic direction to the financial aspects in the life of the church.  This is a hands-on role with responsibilities for all financial related activities for the Church and its entities.  The Finance Manager will be a person of integrity with a University Degree in Accounting along with a broad range of experience in accounting and finance functions.   Experience in a large church environment or organisational setting with multiple departments will be an advantage.  


To apply for the position, please email your CV and cover letter addressing the relevant criteria to the Administrator at .  Applications must be presented by Friday 2nd November 2018. 





Job Specification

August 2018



Philosophy of Ministry:

Clovercrest Baptist Church is a contemporary, evangelical, multi-generational church open to the Holy Spirit with a strong emphasis on Life Groups.  We are a church which seeks to love God passionately, introduce people to Jesus and serve Him together.  There is a sense of urgency in what we do because lost people matter.


Every Clovercrest staff member is expected to work in close association with their direct report and their ministry colleagues.  It is vitally important that each staff member aligns themselves and their ministry role with the church wide mission, vision, values and strategy.  


Each staff member is expected to build teams, empower others and exercise a pastoral role in their specific ministry area. We therefore expect staff to be Spirit-filled Christian leaders who place high value on such activities as mentoring, modelling, training, coaching, encouraging and clear communication.



The Finance Manager (equivalent to Treasurer as outlined in the Clovercrest Baptist Church Constitution & Rules) shall be directly accountable to the Senior Pastor.  Overall accountability lies with Church Council to the Church Members’ Meeting.



The Finance Manager shall meet with and report to the Senior Pastor.



Role & OvErsight:

The Finance Manager will give oversight, leadership and strategic direction to the financial aspects in the life of the church.  The Finance Manager will be responsible for the establishment, recruitment and workings of the Finance Committee.  They will be a Member of the Finance Committee, and work in close association with the Business Manager.  They will ensure sound accounting and financial practices and good stewardship of the finances of the Church and its related entities.  The Finance Manager will be responsible for and will be hands-on with all financial related activities.




·            Leadership and Oversight of all financial matters in the life of Clovercrest Baptist Church.

o   Recruiting, training and encouraging trustworthy and confidential volunteers.

o   Responsibility for formulating the annual church budget, in collaboration with the Senior Pastor, Business Manager and Executive Team.  

o   Development, maintenance and implementation of financial policies and procedures.

o   Maintaining the Deductible Gift Recipient account including financial records and tax deductible receipts.


·       Management of all financial transactions for Quench Café, Milne Road Shopping Centre, Pathway Community Centre & Treasured Op Shop, including:

o   Assistance to the Director, Pathway Community Services and Quench Café Manager with advice and guidance on financial matters and with respect to the business units.

o   Maintaining records and receipts for Pathway Community Centre’s tax deductibility status.



·       Responsibility for corporate reporting, including:

o   Production of financial reports and documentation associated with Members’ Meetings, Church Council and Finance Committee and the Annual General Meeting.  Such reports may include preparation of weekly financial summaries, monthly analysis, cash flow, analysis and forecasting.

o   Give the Financial Reports at the Church Members Meetings and AGM.

o   Preparation of accounts and financial reports for the Auditor and as per requirements of the ATO, ACNC and Incorporations Act.

o   Provide analysis and make recommendations on monthly results/reports.

o   Fulfilling ATO reporting, including IAS PAYG and quarterly BAS.

o   Monthly reports to ministry staff.


·       Maintaining Payroll & Staff Entitlements, including:

o   Return to Work reconciliations and payments.

o   Monitoring the correct legal use of NRFB accounts for pastors and ministry leaders and claiming back the GST component for the Church.


·       General Financial Responsibilities:

o    Attend to all daily transactions and data entry.

o    Maintain transfers and balances between ministry departments.

o    Accounts payable and accounts receivable.

o    Monitor monthly provisions.

o    Petty cash and transactions for ministry events, conferences, guest speakers, missionaries and hire income/fees.

o    Reconciliations.

o    Management of finances around building developments, projects, financial grants, loans and repayments, member’s pledges and offsets, donations from appeals and their distribution.

o    Maintain the accounting software, back-ups and file roll-overs for each financial year.

o    Maintain the asset depreciation register for audit purposes.

o    Management of church/ministry credit cards and merchant facilities.

o    Oversee the financial/giving platforms such as GiveWay and Generous.

o    Maintain Finance Committee records:  minutes, agendas and reports, and relevant documents, as required for audit purposes.

o    Other duties as required. 



Additional Responsibilities:


·        Attend relevant staff meetings

·        Attend Finance Committee meetings

·        Attend Members Meetings and relevant church-wide meetings

·        Be readily accessible to all staff members with financial queries

·        Fulfil monthly reporting requirements



Qualifications & criteria:



·       Strong and growing relationship with Jesus.

·       Committed to our church-wide mission, vision, values and shall become a Member, if not already.

·       Excellent time management and organisational skills and the ability to multitask.

·       Maintaining a standard of excellence and attention to detail.

·       Leadership ability.

·       Managing own family well and enjoying the support of his/her spouse, whose desire is to willingly participate in the life of the church.

·       Demonstrate Scriptural qualities as laid down in 1 Tim 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.

·       A University Degree in Accounting.

·       Experience in a broad range of accounting and finance functions and competent in the use of accounting software package/s and Microsoft software.



·       Experience in a large church environment or organisational setting with multiple departments.


Terms of Appointment:


·       The appointment will be part time, working across 4 or 5 days per week, Monday to Friday, at 30.4 hours (0.8 FTE) per week. 

·       The role will be funded through the Church budget (23.4 hours per week), the Pathway budget (4 hours per week) and the Quench budget (3 hours per week).

·       A yearly review process will be in place. 

·       A current Police clearance will be required and relevant Mandatory Reporting/Child Safe courses are to be undertaken.


The Listing
Status: Part Time
Date: Respond by 02 Nov
Cherise Burton
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