Business Manager

Temple Jeremiah | Northfield, IL, United States

Posted Date 11/10/2022

Career Opportunity: Business Manager 


The Business Manager oversees the financial and business operations of Temple Jeremiah, ensuring efficiency and accuracy, with special emphasis on serving our congregation and lay leadership in a warm, friendly, and helpful manner. The position is fulltime and reports to the Executive Director. 

About Temple Jeremiah 

We are a Reform Jewish congregation that shares, embraces and enjoys Jewish values, and experiences. Our goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of our members, our community, and the world at large. By honoring each person’s reason for joining our community, we create a more inclusive atmosphere where members feel valued and appreciated. Our clergy and staff are approachable and make it a priority to know you and your family. We proudly welcome interfaith couples and families, as well as people choosing Judaism, into our community.  

Duties & Responsibilities 

The Business Manager’s duties and responsibilities include: 


  • Maintain accounting records in QuickBooks 
  • Enter charges and payments for membership support, required fees, Religious School tuition, and donations into members’ accounts; ensure their accuracy, completeness, and proper allocation 
  • Field inquiries from members about their accounts, answering their questions accurately, completely, and in a manner that is welcoming, warm, and easy to understand 
  • Keep records of restricted fund balances, income, and expense; be able to provide reports on restricted funds to the Executive Director and Board of Directors 
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of accounting records and monthly budget performance  
  • Issue invoices to members and vendors; record and process received payments 
  • Record vendors’ bills; pay bills bi-monthly, ensuring timely receipt of payment by vendors 
  • Keep track of outstanding invoices/bills 
  • Perform reconciliations of credit card statements 
  • Keep documents (vendors’ bills, bank deposit copies, tuition income, donations records) in order and easily accessible via secure digital methods, as well as hard copy paper versions when required by law or unavailable by other means 
  • Mail tax statements to members and donors annually in mid-January 

 Payroll and Benefits Administration 

  • Oversee the administration of payroll 
  • Perform onboarding for all new employees including background checks 
  • Enroll qualifying employees in benefits plans (health insurance, retirement, long-term disability) 
  • Issue 1099 statements and file Form 1096 with IRS 

 Business Management 

  • Assist the Executive Director with the budgeting process (track and propose budgets, make sure budgets are realistic and accurate) 
  • Work with Executive Director and lay leadership to complete fund reconciliations and fiscal year closeout 
  • Provide financial information to staff and lay leaders upon request, as appropriate 
  • File any necessary paperwork to preserve Temple Jeremiah’s tax-exempt status, and ensure that all requirements to maintain that status are met 
  • Oversee insurance renewals, and maintain up-to-date insurance policies that provide adequate coverage at the best possible price 
  • Work with Investment Committee to balance Temple Jeremiah’s portfolio on a quarterly basis or as requested by the Investment Committee or Executive Director 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director 


  • 3+ years as a manager in a finance function  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel in particular) - you should be able to produce reports and perform monthly performance analysis in Excel 
  • Demonstrated experience with QuickBooks (or similar accounting software) – experienced user 
  • Demonstrated experience managing financial records, accounting, and budget processes 
  • Ability to understand/learn databases quickly 
  • Demonstrated experience managing benefit programs and working with outsourced vendors for payroll and benefit programs 
  • A self-starter and a finisher with the ability to meet deadlines; demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities; ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Meticulous attention to detail 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community environment and Jewish rituals and practices is highly desirable but not required 

 Compensation: Salary $50k-$60k based on experience; Other benefits for employees are described in Temple Jeremiah’s Personnel Manual including:  

  • Flexible scheduling is available, subject to the approval of the Executive Director; 
  • Medical and dental insurance coverage through Temple Jeremiah’s group insurance plan; 
  • Participation in the Temple Jeremiah’s retirement plan; 
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to Danny Glassman, Executive Director, at [email protected] (subject line: BUSINESS MANAGER). No phone calls or walk-ins, please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Temple Jeremiah is an equal-opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Temple Jeremiah encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical ability, or veteran status. 

Salary50000.00 - 60000.00 Annual
Full Time
Accounting & Finance | Business Manager
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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