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Would you like a job that is also a ministry?

Amazing Discoveries™, an international Christian media ministry, is seeking a new member of our team for the following positions:

Financial Controller

Overview of Duties: You will supervise all accounting staff, and be accountable for the accounting operations of the ministry, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the ministry's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards, with potential additional duties of cash management.

Job Specifications:

Management

  1. Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  2. Manage outsourced functions
  3. Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives
  4. Oversee the accounting operations of subsidiary corporations, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures

Transactions - In conjunction with bookkeeper,

  1. Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
  2. Ensure that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable
  3. Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly
  4. Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed
  5. Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis
  6. Maintain the chart of accounts
  7. Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  8. Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions

Reporting

  1. Issue timely and complete financial statements
  2. Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report
  3. Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations
  4. Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts
  5. Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  6. Provide for a system of management cost reports

Compliance

  1. Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
  2. Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filing

Desired Qualifications: The controller candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation. Preference will be given to candidates with non-profit experience. Seventh-day Adventist

Working Conditions: Primarily in an office environment.

Personal Qualities: a missionary's heart, attention to detail, ability to work in a team environment and cooperate with co-workers, perfect attention to detail, self-motivated, strong work ethic. Candidate should be comfortable working in a Christian environment. Must have Canadian work visa and have their own vehicle.

Interested applicants should respond with cover letter, a resume and any samples if available to hr@amazingdiscoveries.org

Nature Footage Donation Needed

Are you a photographer or videographer? Do you have a collection of professional nature clips that you would be willing to donate to Amazing Discoveries? We may be interested in using your work in some of our nature fillers on our TV channel. A donation of your high quality nature videos and pictures would be a significant way to contribute to AD's work.

Since we have supporters worldwide, we'd love to see nature footage from around the globe. For example, we would like to inform people about the plant Goldenseal, but because of our climate we are unable to film any at our location. But if you are in a position where you can film or photograph this and many other things in nature, we would appreciate your help in educating others.

What is a nature filler?

A nature filler is a short (1-10 min) video clip composed of multiple segments; each of showing the beauty of God's creation. For audio we may choose hymns, background music or narrated Bible verses.

How can I help?

If you have access to inspiring nature locations, time you could dedicate and modern equipment, we would be very thankful for sending us video clips (no audio) that we could use free of charge for our satellite channel.

Primarily we are looking for beautiful nature footage for nature filler. Specifically, we are looking for footage of:

  • Mountains
  • Lakes
  • Valleys
  • Forests
  • Sky
  • Water
  • Animals in their natural habitat.

In addition, we are working on a special project regarding edible plants. If you have footage of edible plants or want to take some footage for us, please contact us to find out which plants we are interested in featuring, to see which of those plants may be accessible in your area, and exactly what kind of footage we’re looking for.

Please note that all footage should be as high quality as possible. There can be no shaky or blurry shots, and there should be good composition and lighting. Also, there should be no residences or people in the footage.

What technical guidelines should I follow?

  • All footage should be recorded in HD or Full HD quality (although we will have to scale it down or crop it for the satellite)
  • It has to be properly focused and cannot be juddered or overexposed (unless there is a reason for it)

It's preferred to have it show with special equipment such as:

  • Sliders
  • Jibs
  • Rails
  • Drones
  • and techniques, for example: timelapse or slow motion; however, it's not always about good equipment; often it's the right place, the right time and the right composition.

Can I see any examples?

Here is one nature filler we put together with stock footage: www.youtube.com

However, we would like to use more video clips recorded with motorised sliders/jibs with timelapse techniques such as the two listed below:

www.vimeo.com
www.vimeo.com

This is a great way to possibly showcase your work. If we like your work and select it for use on Amazing Discoveries, we will credit all the footage and images we choose. If you are interested, please send us an email at hr @ amazingdiscoveries.org (without spaces) with some sample work.