Finance Manager

Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, Nonprofit Management, Business Management, or related field, in addition to advanced specialized certification.  5-plus years of equivalent to experience may count in place of degree.  5-plus years of prior operational experience in financial or business management (profit or nonprofit), public administration, organizational budgeting, accounting and bookkeeping.  Maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s License and must have a clean driving record.  Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. Must be evangelical Christian, living a life dedicated to Christ, and be an instrument of God’s love, grace, hope, and forgiveness to all.

Essential Experience, Skills and Competencies include but are not limited to: 5-plus years of experience in leading and supporting a team.  Ability to develop and execute team initiatives, independently as well as collaboratively.  Outstanding interpersonal relational skills.  Proficient written communication, reading comprehension, and comprehensive listening skills.  Ability to positively engage with a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.  Ability to convey a high degree of commitment and passion for GRM.

Physical Demands:      Caring for guests can be physically demanding. This individual will come in contact with individuals who are ill and/or contagious, and must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone.  Requires frequent sitting, standing, and walking; and lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Mental Demands:        The population we serve is typically in crisis. This can cause emotional stress and compassion fatigue. GRM highly promotes employee self-care.

Employment Status:   Full-time exempt; eligible for benefits; eligible for paid time off


Responsibilities & Duties

As a member of Gospel Rescue Mission’s Leadership Team, the Finance Manager is responsible for managing but not limited to the following

Finance and Accounting Management

  • Manage all fiscal activities, including:
  • Manage the Finance Administrator and the bookkeeping system
  • Manage the Accounts Receivables Administrator, who acts as the team lead for a Finance Administrator and manages the processing of donations
  • Manage the Donations Center Manager and the in-kind contributions process
  • Work with Executive leadership and staff to development the annual budget
  • Work with the Finance Administrator to create monthly and year-to-date budget reports and financial statements
  • Work with the Donations Center Manager to develop annual in-kind contributions projections
  • Work with the Donations Center Manager to review monthly and year-to-date in-kind contribution reports
  • Plan for and manage capital expenditures
  • Prepare for and oversee the annual audit process
  • Prepare for and oversee the annual 990 process
  • Manage all tax exemption processes
  • Work with the CEO and CSO on the development and implementation of fiscal policies and protocols
  • Provide financial updates, budgets, and data to department directors
  • Work with the Finance Administrator to assist department directors with budget development, management, and purchasing as needed
  • Interact with donors and community as needed to apprise them of our financial position or fiscal management
  • Work with the Finance Administrator to create and provide monthly board financial reports
  • With the CEO and CSO to plan for purchases of equipment and supplies
  • Assist with financial information as needed for grant requests
  • File all reports with the appropriate Associations
  • Provide spiritual support and teaching of staff as needed
  • Establish and build healthy Christ honoring relationships with staff and volunteers as appropriate
  • Collaborate and communicate with Citygate Network & the district association as needed
  • Oversee any assigned volunteers or interns (training, monitoring, evaluation, etc.)
  • Attend professional training including Citygate Network and national meetings as directed
  • Assist with the planning and implementations of GRM activities or events as requested by CEO and CSO
  • Attend board meetings as requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the CEO, CSO or Board of Directors

 Agency Development and Risk Management

  • Manage vendor contracts
  • Help develop any needed financial policies and protocols
  • Oversee and manage the ministry’s risk tolerance, including liability insurance and claims
  • Provide staff training for financial accountability and administration oversight as needed

 Program’s Services

  • Establish and build healthy Christ-honoring relationships with guests
  • Pray with, advise, and direct the efforts of guests relating to spiritual, personal, and program needs
  • Lead guests in Grace Based accountability process
  • Lead guests in Genesis accountability process
  • Participate in the process of developing Christian disciples
  • Teach devotions or classes as needed

 Leadership Team Expectations

  • Be consistent with meaningful communication. Give recognition and praise. Provide feedback, mentorship and training. Find ways to foster a sense of community at work. Create a safe space for failure. Provide strong leadership and a clear vision. Hold yourself and others accountable. Demonstrate good problem-solving skills and abilities. Avoid micromanaging – provide empowerment. Be an effective decision maker/solution provider. Put people first. Be honest. Be dedicated. Uphold healthy work/life balance.
  • Provide full leadership and supervisory support to finance team and GRM teams
  • In collaboration with CSO and Director of Human Resources, manage, address, and coach team situations and responsibilities
  • Uphold policy (inclusive of Vision, Mission and Values), applying sound ethical judgment regarding behavior, conduct, and GRM practices; and escalate manage, and report issues with transparency and accountability
  • In collaboration with Director of Human Resources and CSO, participate in interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating, coaching, recognition, disciplining, and termination of direct reports as necessary
  • Provide assistance to the CSO and/or Executive Team as required to resolve all complaints of guests, staff, volunteers, and partner/outside agencies or entities
  • Attend professional training and networking opportunities as directed
  • Manage employees’ web-based time and attendance records
  • Support and attend GRM team meetings
  • Provide weekly reports as directed
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Gospel Rescue Mission is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit religious organization that provides social service programs to the homeless and working poor populations.  Everything we do in this ministry should be centered in the will of God and in honoring the name of Jesus Christ.

Employees of Gospel Rescue Mission Choose To Participate in our Grace Based Environment by:

  • Role modeling Christ-like attributes and values through our personal actions, words, and attitudes.
  • Maintaining a safe, transparent, and healing environment that is based on Grace, Truth, and Love, and encourages trust and authenticity without fear.
  • Embracing the accountability process, that leads to self-evaluation personally and for guests.
  • Teaching and mentoring guests in every opportunity by using Biblical precepts.
  • Building healthy, loving, and compassionate relationships with guests, and staff while establishing healthy and safe boundaries.
  • Maintaining a personal lifestyle of integrity, honesty, and responsibility.
  • Praying with guests, and staff.
  • Agreeing in principle and in practice with the statements of Vision, Mission and Values of the Gospel Rescue Mission of Tucson.


It is the policy of Gospel Rescue Mission to complete a background check, drug test and motor vehicle authorization on applicants in the conditional offer stage.