Where we’re located
Silver Spring, MD
Trans Asia-Pacific Area
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 four separate regions, with auditors located in eleven different locations.
- Region A - Seoul, Korea
- Region B - Cavite & Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
- Region D - Bandung, Indonesia
- Region E - Sydney & Brisbane, Australia
What we’re looking for
- Committed Seventh-day Adventist
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 on the US scale or it's equivalent
- Certified or eligible to sit for the ACCA/CA/CPA exam
- Only applicants already certified will be considered for Philippines locations
- 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 (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.
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.
Completion of a professional qualification such as the ACCA or CA/CPA or exam is required for all new employees within a defined time period. Only applicants already certified will be considered for Philippines locations.
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/CA/CPA exam qualify for CPE for those who have not yet passed the exam
Trans Asia-Pacific Area Seminars
TAP 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 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 a ACCA/CA/CPA 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.
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 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.
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).
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.