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Hope City

Chief Financial Officer


Houston, Texas

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Snapshot

Denomination: Non-Denominational

Weekly Attendance: 5,000

Location: Houston, Texas

The Role: Chief Financial Officer

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Meet Hope City:

Hope City is a movement aimed at bringing Jesus to Houston and beyond.

What started as a calling in 2015 is now one church in many locations, giving thousands of people a chance to personally experience the life-transforming message of Jesus each week. And as God changes us, we're changing our city and our world! Since the beginning, God has surpassed all of our expectations! We believe our church will impact generations and ignite them to spread the hope of Jesus like wildfire. From creative artists to booming business professionals, Hope City is a haven for all people. Being one church in many locations with an online family across the world, Hope City is a place where everyone can come together under the banner of hope in Jesus.

On a fast-track for growth, Hope City's story is just getting started. The best is yet to come.

Vision

Love God. Love People. Change The World.

Values

Love for God
  • Intimacy – Do you pray, read your Bible, and fast regularly?

  • Purity – Are you living a life of holiness, integrity, and character.

  • Anointing – Do you have grace for the task?

Love for People
  • Relationship – Are you building, maintaining, and enjoying strong relationships?

  • Influence – Are you developing a circle of influence?

  • Teamwork – Do you put cooperation ahead of competition?

Pursue Excellence
  • Excellence – Do you demonstrate competence in your area?

  • Productive – Are you setting goals, taking risks, going the extra mile?

  • Frugal – Are you efficient with time and money?

Choose Joy
  • Servant - Are you considering others as better than yourself?

  • Fun/Enjoyable – Are you having fun? Are you fun to be with?

  • Loyalty – Are you devoted to the call of God and to the church?

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About the Chief Financial Officer:

Hope City is seeking its next Chief Financial Officer. The CFO reports to the Lead Pastors, Daniel and Jackie Groves, and provides a strategic role in the overall management of Hope City. The CFO is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing all financial-related activities of Hope City. This will include (but not be limited to) direct responsibility for banking activities, accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, purchasing, investments, negotiations, and compliance.

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The Chief Financial Officer's Responsibilities Include: 

Strategy, Planning, and Management

  • Provide executive leadership for the departments of Finance, Human Resources, and Information Systems.

  • Communicate, engage, and interact with Lead Pastors-Daniel and Jackie Groves, Operations Executive Team Pastor and Trustee Board.

  • Align resources with church goals and priorities through budget development and management.

  • Collaborate on operational and strategic issues; provide strategic recommendations based on financial analysis and projections.

  • Identify, acquire and implement systems and software to provide critical financial and operational information. Evaluate departments and make suggestions for automating processes and increasing working efficiency.

  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of the finance team to ensure quality control, productivity, accuracy, efficiency, and team cohesiveness. 

  • Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the church’s plan for growth and expansion.

  • Recruit, interview, and hire finance and accounting staff as required.

  • Review all current finance-related procedures, processes, and administration, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing systems going forward.

  • Implement financial policies, procedures, and processes as deemed appropriate by the Executive Team.

  • Oversee the preparation and approval of all financial reporting materials.

  • Work with staff to develop and improve purchasing protocols.

Financial Analysis, Budgeting, and Forecasting

  • Prepare and communicate annual and monthly financial statements for the Lead Pastors-Daniel and Jackie Groves, Operations Executive Team Pastor and Trustees; present reports at Board meetings and as requested by the Operations Executive Team Pastor.

  • Oversee budgeting and the implementation of budgets so as to monitor progress and present financial and operational metrics.

Accounting

  • Oversee the month-end close process, constantly reviewing procedures while eliminating inefficiencies.

  • Oversee preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.

  • Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts, and overhead cost allocation.

  • Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors; Manage preparation and support of all external audits.

  • Monitor and reconcile AR and Expenditures; advise Operations Executive Team Pastor of any recommended changes to financial projections.

Cash Management

  • Oversee weekly cash management and AP Department, approve large payables, sign checks, authorize large wires and ACHs. 

Compliance

  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.

  • Remain up-to-date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.

This job description is intended to represent key areas of responsibilities; specific assignments may vary from time to time, and other duties may be assigned.

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What You Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Business, Accounting, or Finance is required. 

  • Preference will be given to candidates with CPA certification.

  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience is preferred. 

  • Demonstrated experience at an executive level in financial management, accounting, and operations development, with some experience ideally in the nonprofit sector.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. 

  • Proficiency in Sage Intacct or Non-Profit double-entry accounting.

Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrates a strong relationship with Jesus Christ and a faithful Christian walk, exhibited by a Christ-like, servant attitude.

  • Ability to execute strategic operations.

  • Devoted to the call of God and the vision of Hope City.

  • Exhibits trust in the team and trustworthiness as a leader.

  • Operates with a spirit of excellence.

  • Passionately embraces the roles of coach and motivator at an executive level.

  • Exhibits work that is organized and structured.

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What it's Like to Live in Houston, Texas: 

Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas! It offers several nationally acclaimed restaurants, shopping centers, and events. The city is the home of the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest concentration of healthcare, research institutions, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center where the Mission Control Center is located. 

Rated as a global city, Houston’s economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation. It is also leading in health care sectors and building oilfield equipment; only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters. The city has a population with various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. It is also home to many cultural institutions and exhibits in the Museum District, which attracts more than seven million visitors a year. 

There’s an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District, and it offers opportunities to experience resident companies in all major performing arts genres in Houston throughout the year. Houston, Texas is a great place to call home, be surrounded by a great community of people, and raise a family.

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