What are your career goals?
- Travel (including international)
- mission/service/giving back
- working with a variety of clients
- professional development
What are you looking for?
Information about working for GCAS
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)
- Retail stores (Adventist Book Centers)
- Other miscellaneous entities (medical, 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
Full-time entry-level auditing position. See full details under Developing Your Career/Promotions.
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- About Us
- Client Services
- Annual Reports
Where we’re located
Silver Spring, MD
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 - San Salvador, El Salvador
- Region B - Miami, Florida
- Region C - Medellin, Colombia
- Region D - Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Region E - Brasilia, Brazil
- Region F - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Other Areas (Click on each link to view a map of that area)
What we’re looking for
- Committed Seventh-day Adventist
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Eligible to sit for the CPA/CA exam
- 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.
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.
- Training Audits
Completion of the CPA/CA exam is required within three years of employment with GCAS. The completion of the ACCA is required within seven years of employment with GCAS. Studying for and taking the CPA/CA/ACCA exam qualifies as CPE for those who have not yet passed the exam.
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 America Area “Seminars”
TAM holds in-house professional development 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
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 America Area, and Regional Manager of the Year. In addition, service awards are given for increments of 5 years of service.
GCAS staffing levels include Intern, Audit Staff, Audit Senior, Audit Manager, Audit Specialist, Regional Manager, Associate Director, and 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 CA/CPA/ACCA) membership.
With approval from the Regional Manager, a GCAS employee with several years’ experience may request consideration for participation in an international audit.