Director of Finance and Operations

Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester/Fairfield | Ridgefield, CT, United States

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Posted Date 5/07/2024

Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties, located in Ridgefield, CT is seeking a full-time Director of Finance and Operations to ensure excellent operation of our back office and synagogue. The successful applicant for this full-time on-site position will possess both acute financial skills and experience with day-to-day operational needs. Join our dynamic and visionary staff team and strengthen our thriving community. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Quickbooks experience required.  Congregation Shir Shalom is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism.



  • Fulfill all accounting needs and activities
  • Accounts payable: Receive, process, code, and record vendor invoices and payments; track staff debit card usage. Quickbooks experience a must.
  • Accounts receivable: Set up, update, monitor and apply payments to accounts in database (database training provided); issue invoices and statements; process credit card transactions; follow up and respond to financial inquiries.
  • Oversee bank accounts, make deposits, and enter journal entries.
  • Payroll: interface with payroll service provider, supply necessary payroll information (e.g., hours and pay rates), and ensure proper tax compliance.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Handle financial aspects of registrations for special events programs.
  • Monitor financial performance and provide regular written reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Develop and manage the annual budget in collaboration with Board CFO/Treasurer
  • Manage end of year donor reporting and automated annual Tax statements
  • Oversee procurement and encourage operational savings when possible.
  • Support the Board and officers on financial matters

Office Management and Operations:

  • Oversee all daily operations including: office, custodial work, building use and setups, special events and onsite needs (in conjunction with directors and other support staff).
  • Liaison between administrative staff and Executive Committee/Board of Trustees
  • Human Resources: On board new employees ensuring compliance with labor and tax code.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Facility with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, Quickbooks and ability to learn additional systems (i.e., ShulCloud)
  • Highly organized with keen attention to details
  • Analytical ability to ensure accuracy of financial information. 
  • Ability to effectively present financial data and information to senior leadership.
  • Experience in budget management.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience in finance, accounting, or business administration.
  • Bachelor's degree

Desired Attributes

  • Team player with desire to join a dynamic, visionary, hard-working staff team.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with tact and professionalism, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to meet deadlines, self-motivate and track tasks
  • Ability to think critically and outside the box, troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Ability to retain information and master new skills quickly
  • Ability to self-train and to learn new technology
  • Ability to work with multiple constituencies.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Schedule: Our needs vary by season and there is some flexibility; Some Jewish Holidays and the occasional weekend can be expected. This is a 40 hours a week in person position.

Salary65,000.00 - 90,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Accounting & Finance | Human Resources | Synagogue Administrator
Organization Type
Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
Job Location
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