Why we exist
Cecelia Matthews Consulting Group (CMC) exists to provide Operational Solutions for Nonprofits. Cecelia utilizes her 35+ years of business/finance-related experience and valuable networking relationships to serve her clients. CMC is about helping organizations create a healthy balance between strategic vision-focused administrative process and wise, accountable stewardship of resources.

Professional Background

Prior to launching Cecelia Matthews Consulting Group in July, 2004, Ms. Matthews served for over four years as the Director of Consulting Services for Capin Crouse LLP (a CPA firm specializing in serving Christian Nonprofits). In addition, she served nearly twelve years as the Business Administrator of two Southern California mega-churches: South Coast Community Church and Mariners Church. Prior to her time spent in church leadership, Ms. Matthews was the cash manager for a Fortune 500 publishing firm (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.) and the corporate controller for a national food brokerage firm (The Impact Group).

Her extensive background in financial/administrative services, human resource management, organizational leadership, and business operations oversight in the nonprofit environment gives Ms. Matthews a unique ability to consult with and advise clients who are dealing with many of the same issues she has already faced. For example:

  • Ms. Matthews developed, implemented and managed financial and administrative systems to serve the needs of two rapidly growing and ever changing mega-churches.

  • She also developed and implemented a budget process inclusive of training 25 non-financial department heads in the completion of their departmental budgets. The process involved staff, management and several volunteer leadership teams.

  • In addition, Ms. Matthews is gifted at identifying staffing needs and creating job descriptions for new positions, recruitment procedures and many aspects of personnel management.

  • Ms. Matthews possesses an in-depth ability to identify needs, the desired outcome relative to those needs, and the skill set to create and implement a realistic process for change. Her experience enables her to identify and address solutions to organizational bottlenecks.

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