Financial Controller: Gary Baker
Gary's role involves keeping the finance and IT wheels running smoothly. From producing the management accounts and budgets for the many committees and boards through to the more day-to-day functions. Having spent over twenty years in accounting roles he joined CF in the summer of 2000 and has enjoyed “modernising” the finance office through good use of IT applications and the internet.Finance department offer support to the churches, from the receiving of donations to the paying of grants and in the providing of any finance advice where they can. Gary appreciates the very many responsibilities placed upon our local churches and in particular treasurers. Gary attends a local church where he has been a member since the age of 18 and is married to Judith and they have three children. He enjoys classical music, swimming, walking and football.
Finance Assistant: Jackie Wood
Jackie is our Finance Assistant based at 8 Castle Gate. Her role is varied dealing with the day to day running of the finance office. Jackie joined the Federation in August 2008. She comes from a background of finance and has previously worked for the Young Men’s Christian Association.
Outside of work Jackie’s interests include animal welfare. This is something she would like to pursue further in the future.
Finance Assistant: Linda Cooke
Linda joined in the summer of 2015 and has responsibility for operating the payroll for several church clients. She also administers the various investments which belong to the churches.
Finance Officer/Property Manager: Philip Stainer
Philip is responsible for contributing towards all financial aspects of the Congregational Federation/Congregational Federation Limited and its associated advice and support for its Churches and Area Associations. The role includes assisting in offering support and guidance to all Federation churches in respect of Trustees and Trust Issues, assisting in responding to requests from churches with information and advice on matters to do with properties and trust funds held by CFL. Philip works as part of the Finance Team, assisting where required, and is involved in Closed Churches and Regeneration projects.