Assistant Controller (Carol Stream, IL or Remote) Job Description


TEAM’s Assistant Controller needs to be an experienced lead for the Finance Department and the financial function of an international mission organization. The Assistant Controller needs to have a high level of accounting expertise and be a proactive strategic thinker who instigates and encourages innovation. Excellent and engaging communication skills (orally and written) are needed to enable this person to communicate about finances to both the financial expert and those who are inexpert. They must excel at analysis of financial activity, developing people, planning and executing projects, delegating work and consistently achieving desired outcomes.


  • Accounting degree required, with CPA and/or MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 6 years of accounting experience including knowledge and application of latest GAAP requirements
  • A growing disciple of Jesus Christ, characterized by spiritual and emotional maturity
  • Active in a Bible-believing church and motivated by a desire to make a difference by serving as part of a team committed to world missions
  • Non-profit experience preferred
  • Minimum of two years of successful experience managing accounting staff;  Able to delegate & hold others accountable, mentor team members, and track development
  • Possess excellent time management, organization, and communication; able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Highly proficient in the use of Excel and/or Google sheets, Word, and accounting software applications
  • A “big picture” thinker who is able to work consistently at strategic levels and incorporate a superior knowledge of finance, accounting and related fields of expertise
  • Have the highest level of integrity and maintain confidentiality of personal and other sensitive information
  • Have a sense of humor and be friendly; interpersonal skills are as important as technical skills in this job
  • Able to adapt to changing situations, Be an avid ongoing learner
  • A self-starter, able to take initiative and accomplish results; Must complete projects with minimal supervision
  • Have superb skills in using modern accounting and reporting tools (computer and internet)


The following abilities are required for the position:

  • Work at a desk in an office or home-office setting; Sit at an office desk or in a meeting room for extended periods of time
  • Work for extended periods of time at a computer, requiring the ability to send and receive information with necessary optical, auditory and manual dexterity (fax machine, copier, scanner, etc.)
  • Use a keyboard and mouse to enter, retrieve or transfer words or data information and/or move from screen to screen on the computer to view information
  • Tolerate dust and fumes from general cleaning and maintenance procedures
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; comprehend and speak English.
  • Display the reading skills necessary to proofread written material
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Walk, stand, stoop and kneel to file and retrieve files from cabinet drawers; use staircase multiple times per day


  • Assist in managing TEAM’s accounting processes and finances, causing all accounting functions to be completed in a timely, accurate manner that complies with all applicable regulations and laws
  • Bring fresh ideas to TEAM’s accounting and finance practices to help TEAM be able to make the changes and adjustments needed to be effective and efficient in the area of finances. This will require careful analysis of current financial activity and ongoing learning from peer organizations and the marketplace
  • Promote friendliness, innovation and skill development among the staff of TEAM’s finance department, mentoring and assisting each one to become all that God intended her/him to be
  • Assist in overseeing TEAM’s financial operations, ensuring that these functions are performed effectively, efficiently and on time
  • Accounting & Financial Reporting –including the core accounting functions of TEAM and the preparation of all financial reports
  • Missionary and Field Finances –including the handling of missionary payroll and the supervision of all field finance functions
  • Banking & Cash Management – including the development and maintenance of the outsource relationship for managing TEAM’s banking relationships
  • Accounting Operations – Including payroll, accounts payable, account reconciliations, and contribution accounting


Download our Employment Application. Upon completion of the application, please create a single PDF file that includes your cover letter, resume, and completed TEAM application. Please email the PDF to jobs@team.org.

Years of Experience: 5-10 years
Education Level: Bachelors
Ministry Size: 501-1000
Church Affiliation: Non-Denominational
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TEAM - The Evangelical Alliance Mission is a global mission agency that partners with the local church to send missionaries and establish reproducing churches among the nations, going where the most people have the most need and proclaiming the gospel in both word and action. We envision the church...

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