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    Information about working for GCAS

    About Us

    Who we are

    A global, organizationally independent, auditing services firm serving the Seventh-day Adventist Church throughout the world with 250 auditors located in 45 countries

    Who we serve

    • Educational institutions (colleges, universities, and academies)
    • Typical non-profit organizations (conferences, associations, unions)
    • Manufacturing organizations (publishing houses)
    • Healthcare Institutions
    • ADRA Field Offices
    • Other miscellaneous entities (Food factories, retirement villages, media organizations)

    What we do

    • Financial statement audits
    • Compliance testing with denominational policy

    How we do it

    Except for the impact on independence because of the denominational relationship with clients, GCAS complies with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS). GCAS reports on whether client financial statements have in essence been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

    Who we’re looking for

    Audit Staff

    Full-time entry-level auditing position. See full details under Developing Your Career/Promotions.

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    Where we’re located

    Global Headquarters

    Silver Spring, MD

    Global Areas

    The Trans Asia-Pacific Area covers audits of denominational entities in Asia east of Bangladesh and south of Russia, Oceania, and Australasia. This area is grouped into five separate regions, with auditors located in eleven different locations.
    • Northern Asia-Pacific Region - Seoul, Korea
    • Southeast Asia and Micronesia Region - Manila, Philippines
    • Philippine and Papua New Guinea Region - Manila and Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
    • Indonesia and Oceana Region - Jakarta and Bandung, Indonesia
    • Australia and New Zealand Region - Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, Australia

    Other Areas (Click on each link to view a map of that area)

    What we’re looking for
    • Committed Seventh-day Adventist
    • Outstanding Academics
    • Willing to pursue study for the CPA/ACCA/CA exams
    • Passion for learning
    • Team and leadership skills

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate in employment policies and practices on the basis of race, national origin, gender, color, age, marital status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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    What is it like to work here?

    Travel

    Significant travel (30-50%) is required for all GCAS positions as field work is performed in client offices throughout the Region. There will be varying degrees of international travel required dependent on the Region.

    Professional Development

    Onboarding program

    Training Audits

    New hires participate in at least one training audit, within 12 months of hire. Training audits are conducted by TAP audit trainers and use lecture-style instruction combined with hands-on auditing and review in a live audit client environment.

    Ongoing learning

    CPA/CA/ACCA Exam

    Completion of a professional qualification such as the CPA/CA or ACCA exam is required for all new employees within a defined time period.

    CPE

    GCAS requires that each member of its professional staff obtain a minimum of 20 hours per year and at least 120 hours every three years. Studying for and taking the CPA/CA/ACCA exam qualify for CPE for those who have not yet passed the exam

    Trans Asia-Pacific Area “Seminars”

    TAP holds in-house professional dvelopment seminars every second year. Plenary and break-out sessions provide the majority if not all the annual CPE requirements for most GCAS auditors.

    Developing your career

    Service recognition/awards

    Annual awards are given to recognize achievements by regional offices as well as individuals. Individual awards include Auditor the Year, based on nominations from auditors throughout the Trans Asia-Pacific Area, and Regional Manager of the Year. In addition, service awards are given for increments of 5 years of service.

    Promotions

    GCAS staffing levels include Intern, Audit Staff, Audit Senior, Audit Manager, Audit Specialist, Regional Manager, Associate Director, and Director.

    Audit Staff

    The Audit Staff position is an entry level program. Audit Staff work under the supervision of an Audit Senior or Audit Manager in performing the following audit functions: pulling trial balances and preparing lead schedules using audit software, assisting in performing compliance and substantive testing during work in the client’s office, and assisting in preparing client financial statements and reports.

    Audit Senior

    An Audit Senior requires a CPA/CA/ACCA qualification and satisfactory service of two to three years as an Audit Staff or other relevant/comparable audit experience and the demonstrated ability to manage small to medium-sized audits. Tasks include performing functions of audit planning and preparation in accordance with international audit standards adopted by the SDA denomination; performing compliance and substantive tests on audits (in audit office as well as at the client’s office); preparing and reviewing client financial statements and audit reports; serving as in-charge auditor on audits as assigned by the Regional Manager; supervising work performed by Audit Staff and other audit team members; and presenting audit reports to client governing committees, audit committees, and constituency sessions.

    Audit Manager

    Promotion to Audit Manager is based on a demonstrated ability to manage large and/or complex audits, superior communication and inter-personal skills, and overall proficient performance evaluations. Promotion may also require potential to manage a portfolio of audits.

    Audit Specialist

    Promotion to Audit Specialist is based on successful completion of training in a specialized audit area, superior communication and inter-personal skills, and overall proficient performance evaluations.

    Regional Manager

    A Regional Manager is in charge of one of the five regional TAP GCAS office (see locations listed in Where We’re Located) and reports to the TAP Associate Director. Regional Managers will have demonstrated an ability to manage large and/or complex audits and a portfolio of audits, superior communication and inter-personal skills, and overall proficient performance evaluations.

    Benefits

    Salaries

    Philosophy of Remuneration

    As outlined in the General Conference Remuneration Scale document, working for the Seventh-day Adventist Church involves a commitment to mission and spirit of dedication, service, and sacrifice. The focus is on sharing Jesus and the hope of salvation with the world.

    Work Week Hours

    While GCAS auditors typically work a standard work week, there are times when additional time in the evenings or on weekends is needed to complete the audit, observe physical inventory counts, prepare for constituency session reports, or other unusual obligations. There is no overtime pay, as GCAS auditors are “exempt” salaried employees.

    Travel Expense Reimbursements

    Travel expenses are reimbursed according to policy including mileage, per diem, lodging expense, etc.

    Professional Membership Dues

    GCAS reimburses professional organizational dues (the CA/CPA/ACCA).

    Working internationally

    With approval from the Regional Manager, a GCAS employee with several years’ experience may request consideration for participation in an international audit. In some of our regions, international assignments will be required.

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