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Associate Vice President-Finance

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Fort Worth, TX
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Company Overview: Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has trained and commissioned more than 46,000 graduates to serve in local churches and global mission fields for over 100 years. The primary purpose of the Seminary is to provide theological education for individuals engaging in Christian ministry. Southwestern Seminary’s current student body represents 46 states and 45 countries.

Position summary: Reporting to the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the functions of all financial services including accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, annual budget development, and financial forecasting. This individual will develop key financial metrices to track overall financial performance and will work with senior leadership and budget managers to monitor progress. Issuing financial and management reports, monitoring financial performance, and working with the senior institutional leadership to ensure the financial health of the institution will be essential.



· Oversee day-to-day operations of accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and budget. This includes managing a team of 10-15 full and part time employees.

· Direct accounting practices and policies in accordance with GAAP; prescribe the systems and procedures to be followed in the compilation of accounting and cost data; ensure compliance with federal, state, and local tax laws; and direct the maintenance of the general ledger.

· Ensure all financial statements are timely, accurate, and are in compliance with GAAP.

· Protect assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls, including the development and maintenance of administrative policies governing financial activities of the institution.

· Manage monthly closings to ensure accuracy, efficiency, and completion on a timely basis.

· Define and track key performance indicators, and build analytical frameworks for making financial and operating decisions that will support and enable Southwestern Seminary’s financial stability.

· Manage the annual operating budget development process in collaboration with senior leadership and budget managers.

· Ensure senior executive leadership are regularly updated on financial performance; provide insight into key variances and financial trends.

· Serve as the primary point-of-contact and provide leadership to the Seminary’s annual audit processes; oversees scheduling of annual audit and preparation of audit worksheets, schedules, and materials.

· Develop methodologies for analyzing key revenue and expense drivers, including multi-year enrollment projections, tuition rates, employee salary increases, health benefits costs, etc.

· Work with outside investment managers to ensure investment strategies align with short and long-term institutional goals.



· Proven track record to achieve goals in compliance with company/client policies and procedures.

· Excellent leadership and organizational skills.

· Supervisory, scheduling, training, and coaching skills.

· Effective problem solving and conflict management skills.

· Exceptional professional and business etiquette and client relations.

· Manages time effectively and prioritizes tasks to meet deadlines.

· Conformity to the highest standards of personal integrity and ethical behavior.

· Experience using Microsoft Office.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational ability. Assured public presence and comfort level with staff, Board of Trustees and high-level donors. Ability to communicate the case for support in lay terms to trustees and other stakeholders.



· Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration.

· Minimum of five to eight years of finance related experience with several years in nonprofit finance preferred.

· Certified Public Accountant and/or Certified Fraud Examiner.

· Excellent budgeting and financial reporting background; strong management skills and the ability to work closely with employees at all levels and other outside professionals with whom the organization deals with on a regular basis.

· Successful completion of background check, MVR, and credit check may be required.


Excellent benefits package.


Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary


Fort Worth, TX


Finance and Insurance

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