Finance Assistant

First United Methodist Church Austin , TX 78719

Posted 11 months ago

Job Opening

Finance Assistant Austin, Texas (TX), United States 78701

First United Methodist of Austin

Finance Assistant
24 hours/week. Salary $24,000/yr

This is a part-time position that reports directly to the Director of Finance.

General Description:

Working with the Director of Finance, review, code, and enter accounting transactions required to maintain the financial records of the church. Process receipts, disbursements, and payroll activities in support of church operations.

Skills Needed: attention to detail, high degree of accuracy, discretionprocess oriented, computer software skills (excel, accounting software/database), and an understanding of processes for:

  • Accounts Payable and expense reimbursement proper documentation, coding, and entry.

  • Disbursements by check and ACH direct deposit.

  • Member contributions review, coding, and entry.

  • Payroll processing and employee expense reimbursements for salaried and hourly employees.

Skills Preferred: Prior experience with non-profit fund accounting and ACS Technologies church software.

Areas of Responsibility (time and schedule flexibility at key times, such as Christmas required):
1.Code, enter, and reconcile weekly member receipts and online receipts for the church and preschool (~12 hours per week).

  • Review, correct, and enter information regarding cash and check receipts into the accounting and database system.

  • Import, review, and correct entry of online receipts data from the online processing service provider.
    2.Review vendor invoices and reimbursement requests, code and enter accounts payable, process checks and ACH disbursements (~5 hours per week).

  • Review all check requests submitted with the Director of Finance each week for processing payment.

  • Print checks and coordinate authorized signatures.

  • Enter employee reimbursements into bank online for ACH direct deposit payment.

  • Process necessary tax forms (W-9, 1099, etc.) and filings as required.
    3.Manage church issued credit card payment processing (~4 hours per week).

  • Review charges vs. receipts received from church staff following up on discrepancies as required.

  • Enter charge information into ACS, highlighting those that should be on the Director of Finance weekly conference report, before sending to Director of Finance for processing and approval.
    4.Payroll responsibilities (~3 hours per week).

  • Process payroll (semi-monthly) and PTO for church and pre-school employees.

  • Enter payroll into bank online for ACH direct deposit payments.

  • Enter employee, volunteer, and youth sponsor background checks as needed/requested. Pull reports from the background company as requested by pastoral staff.
    5.Periodic Reports

  • Work with the Director of Finance to generate and distribute periodic financial reports (e.g. monthly financial statements, quarterly member giving statements, annual conference reports, annual Workers' Comp and Liability Audit).

  • Assist the Director of Finance as necessary during audit processes (every other year).

  • Enter pledge data and generate reports based on member pledge/offering data (e.g. pledge forms, generating member lists based on pledges).

Other requirements for this position:

  • Background Check every two years. Credit Check every year.

  • Follow policies and procedures as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Handbook and the First United Methodist Church Child Safety Program.

  • At the annual review, make appropriate recommendations to the Personnel Committee for the Board's consideration for change of this job description in partnership with the supervisor and Staff/Parish Relations Committee.

How to Apply:

  • Apply at:

  • Include Resume

  • Organization: First United Methodist Church of Austin

  • Contact: Rev. Michael Mumme

  • Phone:

  • Email:

  • Closing Date: 05/15/19

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Finance Assistant


Posted 2 months ago

VIEW JOBS 1/12/2020 12:00:00 AM 2020-04-11T00:00 LifeWorks is looking for a Finance Assistant to support the CFO and Director of Finance with administrative and financial support functions in preparation and/or completion of cost reports, spreadsheets, Finance Committee report packets, and updating financial reports. This individual will work closely with the CFO on special agency projects. This position requires a tenacious individual that can work effectively though complex problems and develop solutions to ensure strict deadlines are met. Clear, effective, professional communication with internal and external contacts is essential. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who takes initiative to learn new skills and technologies, eagerly seeks solutions to problems, and is energized by managing multiple priorities simultaneously. Duties * Provides administrative and accounting support in assisting the CFO in meeting organizational o * Processes invoices and follows up with Finance's vendors, suppliers and partners as needed. * Provides administrative support during budget preparation. * Participates in quarterly and annual audits. * Inputs data into Agency accounting system. * Assists in preparation of daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual finance reports. * Manages data, records, and reports by checking for errors and verifying accuracy of information. * Assists in monitoring agency contracts by creating, updating, and analyzing, reports for the CFO to review. * Attends and take notes at all financial department meetings. * Completes and submits all department costs reports. * Responds to inquiries from employees or management regarding finance departments' policies, procedures, and programs. * Provides a full range of administrative support to the CFO including copying, filing, and scanning. * Assists in the processing of AP, AR, and Payroll as needed. * Other duties as assigned. Qualifications * Requires an Associate's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related Field; and * 3 years of relevant administrative and/or accounting experience; or * Equivalent combination of education and experience. * Familiarity with accounting software, Abila MIP or QuickBooks preferred. * Advanced MS Excel skills (creating spreadsheets and using financial functions) * Proficient level experience with Microsoft Office including Word and Outlook. * Knowledge of accounting processes, techniques, and procedures. Lifeworks Austin TX

Finance Assistant

First United Methodist Church