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Posted on 09/08/2017

Chief Financial Officer

Awana - Streamwood, IL

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Job Description

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of Awana in accordance with domestic and international regulatory requirements, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Evangelical Counsel for Financial Accountability (ECFA) standards, Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.           Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate Awana's fiscal

              function and performance.

2.           Participate in the development of the organization’s plans and programs as a

              strategic partner.

3.           Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of

              new programs/strategies and regulatory action.

4.           Develop credibility for the finance group by providing timely and accurate

              analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist

              the CEO, President, the Board and other senior executives in performing

              their responsibilities.

5.           Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of

              the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation

              and effectiveness of the organization.

6.           Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an

              effective developer of solutions to business challenges.

7.           Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the financial


8.           Continual improvement of the budgeting process and strategic planning

              process through education of department managers and plan owners on

              financial issues impacting department budgets.

9.           Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues

              affecting the organization; i.e., evaluation of potential alliances acquisitions

              and/or mergers and pension funds and investments.

10.         Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate

              appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.

11.         Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that

              includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.

12.         Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the

              corporation may enter.

13.         Evaluate the finance division structure and team plan for continual

              improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as

              provide individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on

              opportunities (where possible) of individuals.


1.           Financial Management.

2.           Business Acumen.

3.           Communication Proficiency.

4.           Ethical Conduct.

5.           Leadership.

6.           Performance Management.

7.           Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.

8.           Problem Solving/Analysis.

9.           Strategic Thinking.

10.      Technical Capacity.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the Controller and the indirect supervision of all employees in the Accounting and Finance department.

Work Environment

This job operates in a clerical office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


This position requires up to 25% travel.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Requirements

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree required plus 10 to 15 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA preferred.

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