Temple Sinai, a vibrant Reform Jewish congregation, seeks an experienced Finance Manager to lead the organization’s finance and accounting operations, partner in the financial planning process, and work collaboratively across the organization to support the delivery of its mission and core values. This position is ideal for a finance professional who has non-profit experience, especially with places of worship, and a desire to support the vision of a spirited Jewish community.
Organization History and Mission
Organized in 1951, Temple Sinai today has over 1,150 member families and is one of the largest Reform Jewish congregations in the Washington, DC area. Temple Sinai offers a dynamic set of programs, services, and events that enhance Jewish identity for community members throughout the Washington, DC area and emphasize the enduring Jewish values of the Reform movement. For more information on the organization’s history and mission, please visit https://templesinaidc.org/our-history/.
Temple Sinai centers its programming in the following areas:
- Worship – As a central focus of congregational life, members come together for Shabbat, holidays such as Chanukah, Yom Kippur, and Passover, and life cycle events, made possible by a dedicated clergy team. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Temple Sinai has made it possible for members to gather virtually for both live and on-demand services.
- Learn – There is a robust Jewish education program at Temple Sinai, made up of a nationally-recognized nursery school, religious school for youth in K-12, and diverse adult education programming that engages clergy, teachers, and guest speakers.
- Gather – Active membership at Temple Sinai is highly valued, with members being able to serve on a variety of committees, such as archives, cemetery and development committees. Additionally, there are men’s, women’s, and youth groups that strengthen spiritual, cultural, and social life for members.
- Care – The SinaiCares program shows Temple Sinai’s dedication to helping those in need. Volunteers and clergy leaders visit members in need of support, make deliveries in times of hardship and celebration, visit senior residences, and conduct worship services design to comfort, such as Shabbat Healing Services.
- Act – With a firm commitment to social justice and antiracism, Temple Sinai demonstrates its dedication to justice in education, housing, immigration, and other areas. Temple Sinai and its members engage in a variety of direct service, advocacy, and organizing efforts through the Social Action Committee, Women and Men of Reform Judaism, and other groups and committees.
Temple Sinai is a Reform Jewish congregation and a proud member of the Union for Reform Judaism. Temple Sinai welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds and sexual orientation. Located in northwest Washington, DC, Temple Sinai has an annual budget for FY2021 of about $5.5 million, full-time staff of 33 and total staff of 50.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance Manager plays a key role in advancing Temple Sinai as a leading Jewish congregation in the Washington, DC area. With one direct report (full-time bookkeeping assistant), the Finance Manager helps to ensure the financial health and sustainability of the organization as it looks to strengthen and enrich its community.
As Temple Sinai continues to grow and advance its mission, the Finance Manager performs a key role in serving the institution, including overseeing financial operations, maintaining the financial books and records of the Temple, updating and implementing internal control policies to safeguard assets, monitoring the investment portfolio, and working collaboratively as part of a larger staff team. The Finance Manger is responsible for the following:
- Lead the overall daily accounting operations of the Temple, including restricted and unrestricted funds, and the Temple’s affiliates.
- Ensure timeliness and accuracy of the general ledger and subsidiary records.
- Perform monthly and year-end closings and account reconciliations.
- Prepare monthly payroll.
- Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and forecasts for the Executive Director, Clergy, Board of Trustees, Committee chairs and auditors as appropriate.
- Ensure successful cash management including preparing forecasts and recommending funding sources/transfers as appropriate.
- Develop budgets and financial analyses.
Internal Controls, Policies & Procedures
- Recommend and enforce internal controls to safeguard assets.
- Ensure finance records and systems align with GAAP.
- Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the Temple’s accounting and subsidiary member software.
- As new software may be selected, play a key role on implementation team for financial systems elements.
- Implement asset capitalization policy; maintain records for amortization and depreciation of capital assets.
- Oversee year-end audit, ACA compliance reporting, DC annual report filings.
- Recommend and implement accounting department policies and procedures; provide accounting policy orientation
Temple Sinai uses a variety of tools in its finance team: QuickBooks accounting software, Membership Management Services (MM2000), Paychex payroll services, and Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Skills and Attributes
- Alignment with Temple Sinai’s values.
- Minimum 5 years relevant experience in roles managing finance and accounting, nonprofit accounting preferred.
- Minimum 2 years supervisory experience.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with team members and organization members/volunteers.
- Detail-oriented and skilled at financial analyses and projections.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to communicate financial information to non-financial audiences.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance; or relevant nonprofit accounting experience. CPA, MBA, and/or MS in Finance or Accounting highly preferred.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs; advanced Excel proficiency preferred.
- Experience with QuickBooks or other online accounting systems and major payroll software; ability to learn software such as MM2000.
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About Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit & Social Sector Group
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