Temple Shaaray Tefila is a vibrant Reform Jewish congregation located in Bedford, NY, a suburban area
40 miles north of New York City. Since our founding in 1976, we have grown into one of the largest
Jewish congregations in our area, serving approximately 600 geographically dispersed households from
multiple towns/school districts.
Temple Shaaray Tefila seeks an experienced Finance and Operations Director to lead our 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 diverse, spirited Jewish community.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance and Operations Director is a senior staff position who
plays a key role in advancing Temple Shaaray Tefila as a leading Jewish congregation in northern
Westchester. The Finance and Operations Director is a key player in ensuring the financial health and
sustainability of the Temple as we look to strengthen and enrich our community.
The Finance and Operations Director performs a key role in serving the institution, including overseeing
financial operations, maintaining sound financial books and records of the Temple, monitoring the cash
position / investment portfolio, ensuring effectiveness of each department’s financials, operations and
reporting, and working collaboratively as part of the larger staff team. The Finance and Operations
Director is responsible for the following areas, and other duties as assigned:
Finance Management - Conduct daily operations, management support, oversight, and reporting that
enables oversight and appropriate transparency of temple performance. (40%)
Accounting & Controls - Ensure all policies, procedures, and controls are in line with sound accounting
principles, are executed on a timely basis, and meet all external requirements. (30%)
Member Support – Oversee processing of annual membership renewals and school enrollments,
answering members’ questions as appropriate. (15%)
Human Resources - Support lay leadership and senior staff as the key point of contact for HR benefit
contracts, recruitment and onboarding procedures as well as perspectives and analysis as needed. (10%)
Contract and other Operations - Oversee service contracts, vendor performance reviews and
membership data quality, ensuring effective and efficient operations. (5%)
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent; CPA preferred.
- 6 – 8 years of financial services experience in a non-profit organization, with a budget of $3m+.
- At least 2 years of direct staff supervisory experience.
- Demonstrated fiduciary experience and in-depth knowledge of accounting rules including those
specifically relevant to non-profit organizations.
- Solid experience managing audit activities and vendors, budget development and analysis,
accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments.
- Experience with systems implementation and financial data migration.
- Strong knowledge of MS Office, including the ability to manipulate data and perform complex functions within Excel.
- Financial Management System experience, especially with Microsoft Dynamics, MIP, QuickBooks, or similar systems.
- Knowledge of a synagogue CRM platform (e.g., ShulCloud) a plus. Additional Skills / Requirements ? Excellent communications skills with demonstrated ability to write, speak, and make presentations in an effective manner to all levels of internal and external stakeholders.
- High attention to detail, ability to multitask, ability to propose value added solutions.
- Hybrid work environment possible, with some work/time in office and some remote
Temple Shaaray Tefila is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all employees. The Temple does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.
COVID-19 considerations: Staff is required to be fully vaccinated. Leadership will continuously monitor the local events and policies and procedures may change accordingly. The organization will comply with state- and federal-mandated regulations.