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.
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).
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.