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Financial Controller

Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer (COO), the Controller will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church (PRUMC) and affiliated organizations. The Controller will work closely with the finance committee, other lay leaders, the leadership team and staff at all levels of the organization.

The Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations of a budget of $7+ million and supervise a team of two staff members including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. The Controller will ensure that PRUMC has the internal controls, systems and procedures in place to effectively support new program implementations and conduct flawless audits. The Controller will work closely with program leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support and enhance program operations.

Finance and Accounting Leadership

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Coordinate all review and audit activity.
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of PRUMC’s financial status.
  • Assist PRUMC’s leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
  • Support the COO in engaging the church’s finance committee, administrative board and board of trustees around issues and trends in financial operating models and delivery.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the program directors; continuously collaborate with program directors to assess the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance and administrative systems to support program operations.
  • Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines.
  • Oversee our retail store’s accounting and file and report sales tax regularly

Team Leadership

  • Leverage the strengths of the current finance team members. Clarify roles and responsibilities and develop and implement professional development plans in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.
  • Provide leadership and strengthen internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

Behavioral Competencies

At PRUMC, we are a team that seeks to challenge each other to grow in a collaborative and productive environment.  Commitment to our mission means we approach all that we do with a prayerful and faithful frame of mind. We are dedicated to showing respect, care and compassion to the members of our staff and larger congregation.

  • Leads with integrity, establishes credibility, and shows an unwavering commitment to PRUMC’s mission.
  • Proactive and strategic thinker who can also follow through on tactical responsibilities.
  • Collaborative problem solver who can team with program staff and business office staff on financial and non-financial initiatives and projects.

Requirements

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a finance leader with five plus years of accounting and finance experience. An accounting and audit background, and experience gathering, evaluating, reporting and presenting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders are skills needed to succeed in this role. She or he will ideally have experience in a large church or another complex, nonprofit organization.

Specific requirements include:

  • Minimum of a BA; CPA preferred.
  • Experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments.
  • Proficient in cash accounting, fund accounting and accrual accounting.
  • Expert knowledge of accounting and reporting software. Experience managing vendor relationships. Selecting new vendors and overseeing software implementations is desired.
  • Managed two or more direct reports.
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus creating standard reports.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; can effectively communicate key data and translate complex financial concepts to staff and leadership at all levels and within all functions.

If this sounds like the opportunity and the type of organization you’ve been looking for, please send us your resume with a short cover letter and salary history to hr@prumc.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Peachtree Road United Methodist Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Program Administrator (Administrative Assistant)

This position provides administrative support to two Associate Ministers who direct Worship and Senior Adults 50+ departments. Each department has its own needs from daily Pastoral Care issues, Worship and Sunday school to organizing events for Senior Adults 50+ and Worship.

This is a part time temporary position.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide administrative support for two to three Associate Ministers and their ministry programs.
  • Communicate both verbally and in writing with church volunteers and lay members.
  • Prioritize multiple tasks and projects in a fast paced environment.
  • Setup classes/meetings to include EventBrite registrations, EMS for in-house reservations of space and items required in the room that relate to each department.
  • Input, update and maintain the Shelby database to include creating and updating all class registrations, Sunday school class attendees, support groups and other class or groups relating to each department.
  • Maintain Financials for the accounts in each department to include check requests for outstanding bills and reimbursements/deposits as necessary.
  • Organize off site trips and monthly events.
  • Design and set up direct mail listings for departmental mailings.
  • Work with volunteer coordinators for various support groups to set up meetings, pull reports, send out emails and organize rosters and other materials per their requests.
  • Update and disseminate daily pastoral care lists.
  • Create and maintain the church bus schedule. Coordinate drivers as needed.
  • Work with other administrative support staff in a team effort to promote the betterment of the church and congregation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Behaviors and Competencies
At PRUMC, we are a team that challenges each other to grow in a collaborative and productive environment.  Commitment to our mission means we approach all that we do with a prayerful and faithful frame of mind.  We are dedicated to showing respect, care, and compassion to the members of our staff and larger congregation.

Position Structure and Level
Assistant to Associate Ministers – Rev. Carolyn Stephens and Rev. Julie Wright

  • College Degree preferred.
  • Five years of office experience preferred.
  • Database background – input, maintenance and reports.
  • Project management skills.
  • Technical skills including but not limited to Microsoft office, Adobe InDesign & Photoshop, utilizing online resources for marketing efforts, event scheduling and mass communications.

If this sounds like the opportunity and the type of organization you’ve been looking for, please send us your resume with a short cover letter and salary history to hr@prumc.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Peachtree Road United Methodist Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer.