Northland Church

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Controller


STATUS: Exempt (Salaried)


REMOTE WORK: 75% on site 25% off site. Tasks can be performed off site if needed with the exception of supervision of staff and meetings.


The Controller works closely with the Finance Director to manage all finance and accounting operations for various church ministries and departments. Coordinating and directing the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances. Preparing and publishing timely monthly financial statements. 


  • Love for God: Personal, vibrant and loving relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Substantive: Strong knowledge of scripture and theological grounding.
  • Volunteer Leadership: Proven ability to recruit and encourage volunteer involvement, development and empowerment.
  • Team-Builder: Ability to organize, coach, encourage and continually evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness and health of a collaborative artistic process.
  • Winsome: Ability to work with and maintain positive relationships with those inside and outside the church.
  • Relationally Astute: Discernment in handling sensitive issues, managing conflict biblically and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Communication: Demonstration of high emotional intelligence and excellent communication skills.


  • Work closely with the Finance Director in overseeing the administration of accounts payable, payroll, benefits administration, and the recording of contribution and program revenues.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Maintain adequate cash and internal controls.
  • Monitors, evaluates and advises on the fiscal performance of Northland compared to budget and forecast. 
  • Develops a reliable cash flow projection process ensuring cash availability to meet operating needs. 
  • Work with Department heads and Executive leadership to develop the annual budget. Manage all aspects of the annual audit process.
  • Attend the Finance committee meetings on a regular basis.
  • Manage the renewal process of all insurance including Group insurance and Property and Casualty.
  • Manage the 403(b)-retirement program including quarterly updates and yearly reviews of both the program administrators and the investment options.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.


  • 7+ years of experience in accounting with 5 years in a leadership role, nonprofit experience preferred
  • BS in Finance or Accounting, Masters level preferred
  • CPA, CMA and/or nonprofit accounting or administration certification
  • Microsoft Office products with Excel aptitude at an advanced level.
  • FENXT general ledger experience or equivalent software
  • Power Plan budgeting software or equivalent.
  • Donation tracking software such as PushPay, Blackbaud Raisers edge or equivalent.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS/REQUIREMENTS: (examples listed below)
  • Administrative/Office role with prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

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About Northland Church


Northland Church was founded in the prayers of a handful of faithful people who lived and ministered in Central Florida in the 1960s and 70s. Over the years, Northland has grown into a church of thousands, many of which engage online and have never stepped foot into the building. Northland has a vision to engage people to be fully alive in Jesus. They believe relationships form the church, not the walls.


Our beliefs are the foundation of our faith and the Scripture based teachings we desire to pass along to our congregation and community.


Jesus made an amazing declaration: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” For Northland, our aim is to see the Life movement Jesus launched continue into the 21st century.

The scope of what He came to do is way more than inventing some religion and introducing a thing called church that happens in buildings on Sunday mornings. It’s a goal aimed at the renewal of the cosmos and it starts with us as His image bearers.

The Gospel enables us to dance as human beings to the glory of God — to do that in community, to do that in our culture, and to see salt and light unleashed by the church, not just by yelling orthodoxy at a culture, but by also demonstrating vibrancy.

Put simply: We believe the church is more than a place you come to on Sundays ... it's people. People fully alive in Jesus — not just lung-breathing, heart-beating life, but abundant, thriving Life that can only come from Him.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10 (NIV)

Experience Required
6 – 10 years


Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
2 years ago
Longwood, Florida


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