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Rhema Christian Center

Financial Analyst

Columbus, Ohio


Denomination: Nondenominational

Weekly Attendance: 1,000

Neighborhood: Columbus, Ohio

The role: Working under the leadership of the Director of Finance, the Financial Analyst will be responsible for the maintenance of the financial systems, processes, and administrative culture of Rhema Christian Center, in a way that will seamlessly facilitate the growth as driven by the vision of Senior Pastor, Dr. La Fayette Scales. 

The vision of Rhema Christian Center is to establish a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, economically and socially diverse community of believers in Jesus Christ, equipped to impact the city, the nation, and the world.

Meet Rhema Christian Center:

Before the initial gathering of seven individuals, came the vision for Rhema Christian Center, which was to be a place where the Word of God would empower people to serve, a clear vision was given to an individual named La Fayette Scales. God charged one man, to raise up a work in Columbus, Ohio that would reach people and touch lives all around the world—a unique fellowship of believers and a community of faith. Hence, Rhema Christian Center was birthed out of the mind of God, into the heart of Apostle La Fayette Scales.

La Fayette Scales gathered around him a core of charter members and Rhema Christian Center’s inaugural service was conducted on May 2, 1982. Of the 30 people who attended, ten responded to the call for discipleship and membership. A year later, La Fayette was formally installed as its pastor. Under his leadership, the church membership rapidly increased, where three worship services became a necessity, in addition to the Sunday and Wednesday evening services.

Today, Rhema Christian Center contains a steadfast congregation housed on a debt free campus, a wide-range of facilities, seven multi-sites in the Columbus region, and 30+ ministries worldwide with plans for future expansion.


About the Financial Analyst:

Working under the leadership of the Director of Finance, the Senior Financial Analyst will be responsible for the maintenance of the financial systems, processes, and administrative culture of Rhema Christian Center, in a way that will seamlessly facilitate the growth as driven by the vision of Senior Pastor, Dr. La Fayette Scales. This position will execute a variety of priority tasks associated with the financial affairs of Rhema Christian Center, which includes recording contributions, accounts payable, payroll and associated taxes, and preparation of a variety of financial reports.

The Financial Analyst:

Has a proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; high level of business acumen including successful financial management; the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; and problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness.

Possesses the ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan; stay abreast of ministry /developments as they apply to the position; be alert and keep pace with the growth of the organization.

Enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; unafraid to take charge of a situation; can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary. 

What you bring: 

A bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree with 5 years or more years of broad financial experience or equivalent professional work experience.

Past work experience in church or nonprofit organization is preferred. The general qualifications for the position include strong administrative and organizational skills, a solid background in accounts payable and payroll experience, a working knowledge of Peachtree, ACS Technologies or similar church data management program as well as basic MS Office program among core office skills.

What it's like to live in Columbus, Ohio: 

Rhema Christian Center belongs to the larger Columbus metroplex, the capital city of the State of Ohio, containing 2-million residents who call it home. It is an incredibly diverse city, exploding with new businesses, one-of-a-kind art galleries, major new sports facilities, award-winning eateries, and family attractions like the world-renowned Columbus Zoo, and the most popular annual festivity in the city, the Ohio State Fair, one of the largest state fairs in the country. Its bustling downtown district and diverse suburban neighborhoods has made the city a huge attraction to young families.

Modern Columbus has emerged as a technologically sophisticated city with the world's largest private research and development foundation, the Battelle Memorial Institute, and The Ohio State University, the nation's third largest campus. A highly scholastic community that values intellectual capacity, the city is also home to several other institutions of higher learning including Columbus State Community College, Columbus College of Art and Design, and Franklin University.

Defined by progress, Columbus is a city that is growing and thriving with young churches, young professionals, and young families. Columbus ranked #1 as an Opportunity City, #11 among Best Places for Business and Careers, and #35 in National Job Growth, on Forbes.

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