Saddleback Church

Finance Director

Lake Forest,


Why I Love This Opportunity

Chesed Berry


For 40+ years, God has been using Saddleback Church in immeasurable ways. Through the years, there have been over 50,000 people baptized into God’s family! Currently, there are over 40,000 members on 19 campuses on four different continents.

This Finance Director will have an opportunity to steward the resources of this thriving ministry and play a crucial role in building on the Kingdom impact of Saddleback throughout the world.

About This Organization

“I know the plans I have for your life. They are plans for your good, not plans to harm you. My plans for your life will give you great hope and a wonderful future!” – Jeremiah 29:11

Forty years ago, when God called Rick and Kay Warren to start a new church in Southern California at the base of Saddleback mountain, they had no money, no land, no buildings, and no members — but they had a dream! It was a God-inspired dream that had them ready for action and willing to risk it all.
Ephesians 3:20 says, “God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.”

For over four decades, God has taken hold of that dream and made it exponentially bigger than anyone could have ever imagined. Because of a dream, Saddleback Church has baptized over 50,000 people into God’s family. They have over 9,000 small groups meeting in homes and businesses around the globe. They have over 40,000 members on 19 campuses on four different continents. Because of a dream, they’ve sent over 26,000 members on a mission to every nation in the world.

This church family has provided over 2 million meals through its various food distribution centers and launched over 500 ministries serving people’s greatest pains. Because of a dream, Saddleback members have given over $1 billion to kingdom causes that have funded ministry all over the world. Now under the leadership of the new Lead Pastor, Andy Wood, Saddleback Church continues to be a living example that God keeps his promises because of a dream.

Do you want to be part of what happens next?

Position Description

The Saddleback Church Finance Director will provide direction for budgeting and cash management across the organization. This leader will also be responsible for accounting controls and management of assets and securities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Controller and the CFO to steward and protect the ministry finances of Saddleback Church.
  • Assist in the presentation of financial information to all levels of leadership.
  • Direct the preparation of Audited Financial Statements.
  • Prepare forecasts of Cash Flow and future capital reserves.
  • Help design reporting for analyzing trends and fluctuations.
  • Ensure the church’s financial operations are processed and reported in a timely manner with accuracy and integrity.
  • Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for the coordination of the Saddleback Church budgeting process.
  • Serves as the church’s account representative for various software programs.
  • Assists the Ministry staff in the financial management and reporting for any ministry-related events, capital, building improvements, and initiatives.
  • Prepares quarterly reports for Finance Team and Business reviews as well as any ad hoc reports requested by the Executive Team.
  • Manages the church’s banking relationships.
  • Protect organizational operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential
  • Ensure accountability for stewardship within the organizational standard policies and procedures

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Proactive, creative, and assertive
  • Holistic in their thinking and can drill down as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Have at least 10 years of financial management experience, ideally in a large non-profit context
  • Have a working knowledge of accounting functions
  • Strong reporting experience, with a strong grasp of the art of reporting. Taking the data and telling the story
  • Should have a critical eye for detail
  • A leader who loves people and has a servant leadership style
  • Must be able to work under pressure and on short deadlines

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