Division of Finance and Administrative Resources

Mandate:
To provide leadership and guidance within the bounds of First Dawn Eastern Edge Regional Council and its Communities of Faith in its mission, finance and administration.

Membership:
• Chair
• Secretary
• Convenor, Financial Accountability and Consultation Team
• Convenor, Property Team
• Convenor, Incorporated Ministries Team
• Convenor, Board of Trusts Team

Duties:
· Ensure consultation between the divisional teams
· Make recommendation on all financial and administrative issues to the Regional Council Executive
· Prepare and recommend budgets
· Approve and recommend Mission Support Grants to the Regional Council Executive;
· Administer all trust funds of the Regional Council according to the terms specified in the bequests and gifts
· Recommend to Regional Council Executive policy changes and suggestions dealing with financial matters
· Recommend on all issues regarding the acquisition, maintenance and sale of United Church property

Skills/Experiences:
• Working knowledge of financial matters
• Sense of the mission of the Church and how finance can facilitate that mission

Accountability/Reporting:
• Regional Council Executive

Authority:
Must refer decisions to the Regional Executive except the following:
• any expenditure within the approved budget
• Mission Support Grants
• Trust Fund administration within specified terms
• Auditors
• Community of Faith requests for Grants and Loans within established parameters