The TAM area is divided into 6 Regions which cover Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, and South America. The location of the Regional Offices are as follows:
Region A - Kingston, Jamaica
Region B - San Salvador, El Salvador
Region C - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Region D - Medellin, Colombia
Region E - Lima, Peru
Region F - Brasilia, Brazil
Region G - Sao Paulo, Brazi
Region H - Buenos Aires, Argentina
What we’re looking for
Committed Seventh-day Adventist
Minimum GPA of 3.0 on the US scale or it's equivalent
Eligible to sit for the CA/CPA or GCAS-recognized country-specific certification exam
Passion for learning
Team and leadership skills
Minimum English language proficiency of CEFR B2 (TOEFL 500 paper/222 computer/89 internet)
What is it like to work here?
Significant travel (50-70%) is required for all GCAS positions as field work is performed in client offices throughout the Region.
Completion of the CPA or GCAS-recognized country-specific exam is required within three years of employment with GCAS. The completion of the ACCA is required within seven years of employment. Studying for and taking the exam qualifies as CPE for those who have not yet passed the exam. Under certain approved circumstances allotted time will be given to take the exam. Expenses are reimbursed depending on exam requirements and the approval of TAM Leadership.
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 ACCA/CPA/CA or GCAS-recognized country-specific exam qualify for CPE for those who have not yet passed the exam
Trans America Area Seminars
TAM holds in-house professional development seminars. Plenary and break-out sessions provide the majority of the annual CPE requirements for most GCAS auditors.
Developing your career
Annual awards are given to recognize achievements by regional offices as well as individuals. In addition, service awards are given for increments of 5 years of service.
GCAS staffing levels include Audit Staff, Audit Senior, Audit Manager, Audit Specialist, Regional Manager, and Assistant Director.
The Audit Staff position is an entry level three-year 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.
An Audit Senior requires relevant professional certification and satisfactory service of two to three years as an Audit Staff or other relevant/comparable audit experience. 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. Promotion requires satisfactory completion of the GCAS training and orientation program, demonstrated ability to manage small to medium-sized audits (academy or small conference), successful completion of approved professional certification exam, satisfactory communication and inter-personal skills, and overall proficient performance evaluations.
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.
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.
A Regional Manager is in charge of each regional TAM GCAS office (see locations listed in Where We’re Located) and reports to the TAM 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.
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 ACCA/CA/CPA) membership.
With approval from the Regional Manager, a GCAS employee with several years’ experience may request consideration for participation in an international audit.