Opportunity:

Director of Financial Services

Position Summary

East-West is looking for a dynamic and proactive team player to provide financial and accounting leadership for the organization. The Director of Financial Services (DFS) sits on the Operations Leadership Team and leads the accounting and donation teams to accurately and timely manage their key duties and serve our customers, internal and external, with excellence. In addition to maintaining the smooth operation of the Financial Services department, this individual works closely with all parts of the ministry, including regularly interfacing with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), on a variety of ongoing and special projects. Further, the DFS leverages technology, banking relationships, and other solutions to steward East-West’s financial resources; oversees the annual budget and audit process; and, as appropriate, supports board committees, such as the Investment and Finance Committees. 

In addition, the DFS closely partners with the Development department in receiving and processing donations and projecting revenue. The DFS protects the legal and tax-exempt status of East-West by ensuring compliance with all relevant 501(c)(3) rules and regulations and ensuring appropriate controls are in place. 

Reports To

Executive Vice President of Operations

Location

East-West offices in Plano, Texas

A Day in the life of the Director of Financial Services

Financial reporting and analysise

    • Close fiscal year accounting records and manage annual audit process
    • Manage and lead annual financial statement audit process
    • Prepare reports for and attend Board of Directors and Finance Committee meetings

 

Strategic planning and budgeting

    • Lead and/or support key projects, such as migrating to a new accounting system, developing investment policies, providing financial analysis and projections to the Board or ELT, etc.
    • Lead the annual budget process for a $25 million non-profit

 

Supporting and supervising

    • Provide leadership to the Financial Services department, including team meetings and information sharing
    • Directly supervise the donations team and the Accounting Manager, who manages the accounting team
    • Ensure regular process reviews and improvements with an eye toward simplicity, efficiency, and stewardship
    • Regularly interface with domestic and expat missionaries, helping them solve problems and provide solutions
    • Partner with the Development department to accept and process donations from individuals, churches, and foundations with a variety of restrictions and purposes

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field, required
  • Seven-plus years of progressive experience in the accounting field, required
  • Demonstrated management and leadership of an accounting function and team
  • CPA designation, preferred
  • Nonprofit accounting experience, strongly preferred
  • Uphold a close and growing relationship with Jesus 
  • Working knowledge of taxable income and accountable expense reimbursement plans
  • Experience with both accounting and donor management software packages, such as IntAcct and Salesforce, preferred
  • High level of competency with Microsoft Excel
  • Strong initiative, self-motivation, delegation, and ability to complete tasks on time
  • Problem solver and displays the ability to look at complex scenarios, dissect them, research, and propose correct solutions
  • Ability to listen well to service-related problems and offer help and solutions

About East-West

Our Vision and Mission

The vision of East-West is to glorify God by multiplying followers of Jesus in the spiritually darkest areas of the world. The mission of East-West is to mobilize the Body of Christ to evangelize the lost and equip local believers to multiply disciples and churches among the unreached.

Our Story

East-West began because two men saw a need for the gospel in unreached and restricted access areas of the world.

In an act of bold obedience to Christ’s command to go and make disciples of all nations, John Maisel and Bud Toole launched East-West in 1993. What informally started behind the Iron Curtain in the 1980s became a missions organization with a zeal for empowering national pastors and local believers to transform their communities by making disciples and multiplying churches.

Our passion for Jesus, grace, spiritually dark places, and bold action is the heartbeat that continues to sustain our ministry as we rely on God to use us to reach the unreached. Today, our organization is made up of thousands of believers from around the world who are committed to starting church planting movements in spiritually dark nations.

East-West Staff Culture

Our team members are passionate about Jesus, grace, bold action, and taking the gospel to the spiritually darkest places. We have one consuming passion: to make God known among every nation, every tribe, every tongue, and every people. We strive to uphold the highest standards of behavior, which include integrity, trustworthiness, theological alignment, a healthy work-life balance, care for others, a servant spirit, competency in difficult conversations, a desire to see results, diligence, respect, and humility.

All East-West employees will maintain a firm commitment to East-West’s vision, mission, values, Statement of Faith, and beliefs as well as display a growing and mature faith in Jesus Christ.

East-West staff gathers regularly to pray for the ministry and staff. In addition, personal and professional development and training are a priority for all staff. Every four years, East-West staffers and their families from around the world gather for an all-inclusive, organization-wide conference.

East-West is a certified Best Christian Workplace. 

The Benefits

Full-time positions are eligible for employer-paid benefits, which include medical, dental, health savings account, and life insurance packages. East-West also offers a 401(k) match as wells as paid vacation, paid sick time, paid time off for a mission trip, and an all-inclusive, organization-wide conference every four years.

The East-West Office Space

The East-West office space is located in Plano, Texas, at The Hope Center. 

The Hope Center is a 501(c)(3) collaborative hub that is home to 60-plus Christian ministries making a global impact for God’s Kingdom. 

The Hope Center offers an onsite cafe and coffee bar (that serves breakfast and lunch) as well as other features and amenities, including a covered parking garage, prayer garden, fitness center, meeting rooms and facilities, and 24-hour security.

The East-West suite, located on the third floor of The Hope Center, consists of office and cubicle space for our staff.

With staff serving around the world, the home office is home to departments, such as Human Resources, Financial Services, IT, Member Care, Security and Crisis Management, Short-Term Mission Teams, Development, and various field leadership and missionary staff. 

The suite also includes meeting spaces, a kitchen with free coffee, and a prayer room for staff use.

Application Process

The application process includes the following steps:

1. Application and resume submission
2. Interview with the East-West Talent Acquisition Team
3. Personality assessment of the top candidates 
4. Interviews with the hiring team
5. Reference checks
6. Offer letter
7. Background and credit check
8. East-West New employee onboarding

Next Steps

To apply, begin your application online here.

For more information or if you have questions about this position or any other position with East-West, please email [email protected] or click the button below and someone will reach out to you.