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Budget Director

Church World Service
Elkhart, IN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $5 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Position Title: Budget Director

Reports To: CFO

Location: Elkhart, IN preferred/US Remote


Church World Service (CWS) is a not-for-profit organization working to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability or veteran status in employment or in the provision of services.

Primary Purpose:

The Budget Director plans, evaluates, designs, and implements the CWS organizational and related budgets and financial forecasts, ensuring business growth and compliance with the law.

Essential Duties:

  • Leads the budgeting process for annual, quarterly, and monthly budget development.

  • Develops budgetary policies and guidelines to meet CWS short-term and long-terms financial goals.

  • Establishes processes to incorporate past financial results into the budget development.

  • Monitors, analyzes, and communicates performance against budget.

  • Develops and implements tools and reporting used for planning, forecasting, monitoring, and decision support.

  • Presents budget data to leadership, senior management, offices, and departments.

  • Creates strategies, objectives, and key performance indicators to support budget functions for the entire organization, programs, projects, grants, and departments.

  • Forecasts future budget needs.

  • Provides strategic, policy, and expert budget guidance and recommendations.

  • Collaborates with grant, program, and department management in preparing budget documents, negotiating budget issues, and costing budget directions.

  • Oversee the budget and cost analysis staff.

  • Work closely with the CWS finance and accounting and compliance leadership.

  • Reviews the budget to ensure compliance with legal regulations.

  • Provide budget training to staff involved in budget development and others as needed.

  • Perform other duties as directed by the CFO.


  • University degree or college diploma in Accounting, Finance, or Business Management/Administration.

  • Chartered Accountant, Certified General Accountant, or Certified Management Accountant designation is an asset.

  • Professional and advanced level work, which is reviewed for technical accuracy, compliance with program objectives, and overall results.

  • Familiarity with forecasting methods and data analysis.

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, international and national preferred, and federal and other legislation affecting charities.

  • Exercise direction for management; direct supervision over assigned staff; and indirect supervision through managers, supervisors, and/or team leads.

  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs for accounting, forecasting, word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email, and internet.

Personal characteristics

The Budget Director should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.

Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization.

Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.

Focus on Staff and Constituent Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.

Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.

Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.

Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.

Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information, and activities.

Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create, and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.

Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.


5 - 7 years of non-profit financial responsibility

CWS offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

• 403 (b) Retirement Plan

• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

• Paid Time Off

• Life Insurance and AD&D

• Long Term and Short Term Disability

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

• Health Savings Account

• Flexible Spending Accounts

• Commuter Benefits


Please apply through this CWS career site:

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Company Description
Church World Service (CWS) is a not-for-profit organization working to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.

Church World Service

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Church World Service (CWS) is a not-for-profit organization working to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.


28606 Phillips Street

Elkhart, IN


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