Ever Dream of Being a Church Finance Administrator?
Here's your chance!
First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln is seeking a new Finance Administrator. The Finance Administrator is responsible for the overall financial life of the church and First Presbyterian Church (FPC) Foundation in terms of record-keeping, accounting, payables, payroll, reporting, and working with directly with other staff responsible for receiving and recording deposits.
Status: Part Time (20 hours per week, flexible schedule)
Category: Support Staff
Reports to/Supervised by: Head of Staff
Directly Supervises: None
Benefits: Health Insurance, paid vacation
- Ensures that all church and Foundation funds received are properly recorded, deposited, and acknowledged.
- Files payroll taxes, prepares and issues W-2s, 1099s, and associated IRS forms.
- Submits 403b retirement contributions and maintains contributions and payments to the Board of Pensions.
- Ensures all employees are paid correctly and on time.
- Maintains accurate employee leave records.
- Reconciles and monitors bank and investment accounts on a regular basis.
- Pays all bills as authorized and properly records in accounting software.
- Issues quarterly donation statements.
- Provides monthly financial reports to staff, Session, committees, and organizations of the church.
- Provides quarterly or biannual statements as needed for the Foundation.
- Works with the Foundation and its designated investment firm to provide needed information.
- Files all legal documents, including biennial nonprofit and tax exemption forms, and pays any organizational taxes required by the city, county and state.
- Assists the Stewardship & Finance Committee in preparing the annual budget.
- Works with the Stewardship & Finance Committee to assure proper checks and balances on financial procedures are in place and functioning.
- Advises the Stewardship & Finance Committee on financial policies.
- Ensures the church has an annual financial review.
- Financial records are confidential. Maintaining confidentiality is required. All records will be maintained and stored in a manner where access is limited and confidentiality maintained.
- Provide staff support for and attend the Stewardship & Finance Committee meetings and Foundation meetings.
- Serve as backup to the church administrator, as necessary.
- Participate in staff meetings and other meetings as requested.
- Abide by all policies and procedures of First Presbyterian Church.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of Staff.
Mission Ownership: Demonstrates understanding and full support of the mission, vision, values, and beliefs of the congregation; can demonstrate those values to others; consistently behaves in a manner congruent with the mission, vision, values, and beliefs of First Presbyterian Church.
Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with all others who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all levels of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of his or her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable; avoids communication triangles.
Integrity and Trust: Is seen as trustworthy by others; practices direct, honest, and transparent communication; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t operate with hidden agendas; responds to situations with constancy and reliability.
Attention to Detail: Consistently attends to the many small pieces which must be assembled into an organized whole; follows up on missing or out of balance items; resolves unanswered questions needed to address a problem; keeps the larger picture in mind while attending to the smallest details.
Technical Expertise: Acquires and demonstrates the technical skills required to proficiently execute the essential functions of the job; understands which skills are lacking and seeks to develop those skills; continually works toward the mastery of technical proficiency.
Time Management: Is able and willing to focus time on tasks that contribute to organizational goals; Uses time effectively and efficiently; values time and respects the time of others; concentrates his/her efforts on the most important priorities; can appropriately balance priorities.
Personal Resilience: Can effectively cope with change and uncertainty; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty; is flexible.
This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week, with flexibility as to hours worked. Work hours will be negotiated with the Head of Staff, providing for an on-site presence at least two days a week during normal business hours.
- At least two years’ experience in nonprofit financial management is preferred.
- Post high school coursework/training in accounting, finance, and business.
- Ability to apply the principles, theories, and concepts of accounting to a specific system.
- Ability to maintain and reconcile accounts.
- Fluency in Microsoft OFFICE programs, internet, and accounting software.
- Excellent computer skills with the ability to learn new programs quickly.
- Resourceful, self-motivated, and able to complete tasks in a timely manner, with minimum supervision.
- Excellent interpersonal and public relation skills.
Able to move about the church easily. Work involves sitting and standing, and minimal lifting and physical activity, characterized as light work requiring exertion of up to 25 pounds occasionally and 10 pounds frequently.
Please email a resume along with contact information for three references, to email@example.com