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Division of Finance and Administration

Mandate:
To provide leadership and guidance within the bounds of Region 15 and its Communities of Faith in its mission, finance and administration.

 

Membership:
– Chair
– Secretary
– Chair, Financial Accountability and Consultation Committee
– Chair, Property Committee
– Chair, Incorporated Ministries  Committee
– Chair, Board of Trusts / Investments Committee
– Chair Archives, Records and History Committee
– Treasurer
– Executive Minister – Staff Support

 

Duties:
– ensure consultation between the Committees of the Division
– make recommendations to the Regional Executive on all financial and administrative issues
– prepare and recommend budgets
– approve and recommend Mission Support Grants to the Regional Executive
– administer trust funds of the Region according to the terms specified in the bequests and gifts
– recommend to Regional Executive policy changes and suggestions dealing with financial matters
– recommend on all issues regarding the acquisition, maintenance and sale of United Church property.
– keep an accurate record of the Region’s financial position
– work with General Council on shared services agreements
– arrange an annual audit
– make recommendations on additional regional assessments to carry out additional work
– develop opportunities for clusters and/or networks necessary for the functioning of the Division

 

Skills/Experiences:
The following skills are desired for members of the Division of Finance and Administration:
– working knowledge of financial matters
– a sense of the mission of the Church and how Finance can facilitate that mission

 

Accountability/Reporting: Reporting to the Regional Council and Regional Executive on a regular basis. (As often as needed or required.)

 

Powers:  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

 

Archives, Records, and History Committee

Board of Trusts/Investments Committee

Financial Accountability and Consultation Committee

Incorporated Ministries Committee

Property Committee