This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position and reports directly to the Executive Pastor.
Responsible for the oversight and accomplishment of the overall financial, human resources, and business activities of First United Methodist Church of Austin, managing the financial, human resources, and business practices in a way that allow the church to conduct operations in a sustainable manner.
Areas of Responsibility:
Oversee day-to-day financial operations of the church (approximately 30 hours per week)
Maintain general ledger (accounting entries, month and year close), including assigning costs to various individual funds that compromise the church and pre-school accounting system.
Manage accounts receivable and payable
Review expenses for legitimacy and proper coding
Make bank deposits, monitor cash flow and bank balance
Review income areas and compare to budget plan
Produce monthly financial reports
Maintain confidential and security of personal financial information of members and donors
Human Resource Officer
Manage the onboarding of new employees, coordinating with their supervisors
Oversee the termination or disciplinary procedures according to policy
Administer the PTO Policy
Curate the Employee Handbook
Accounting and financial reporting functions
Complete financial reporting required by the Annual Conference and Charge Conference
Facilitate audit processes and provide support and information as required by the auditors (every other year)
Calculate value of endowment at year-end close and calculate the recommended distribution to the church.
Develop financial analysis tools that indicate organizational financial health
Carry out duties of the CFO function of the church
Supervise and monitor Finance Assistant, providing support as needed
Review and select health insurance coverage – including property and staff health insurance
Authorized signature/approval for certain financial transactions – including payroll and receivables
Skills Needed: understanding knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, financial analysis skills, employment law, human resources best practices, communication skills, excellent computer software skills (excel, accounting software, etc…), and the ability to learn the church’s financial and membership database.
Other requirements for this position:
Biennial (once every two years) Background Check (required for all positions).
Annual Credit Check.
Follow policies and procedures as outlined in the First United Methodist Church Child Safety
Flexibility at key times of year, such as Christmas.
Additional Salary Information: 403(b) matching, health insurance (100% premium paid by church), generous vacation
Internal Number: 1
About First United Methodist Church of Austin
Founded in 1840, First United Methodist Church of Austin (FUMC) is an inclusive faith
community of Christian believers in the heart of downtown. We balance traditional worship
services with progressive theology. More than a neighborhood church, we are a church for all
of Austin. Our members gather from across Central Texas and share a commitment to engaging
conversations, community service, a growing faith, social justice, and Jesus’ commandment to
love our neighbors.. Come worship with us under the dome on Sunday mornings. All are
First United Methodist Church exists to build a community where all people are invited to know
God’s love and sent to join God in transforming the world.
We believe every person is a beloved child of God. We believe every person is on a journey to
God, with God. We freely admit that we do not have all the answers, but we believe that Jesus
points the way. When we practice genuine hospitality, engage in heartfelt acts of service,
advocate on behalf of the powerless and excluded, and embrace the gifts of people from
different backgrounds and experiences, the church becomes the authentic ...expression of God’s
unconditional love for us all.
? JUSTICE | FUMC is a community that seeks to embody God’s shalom in the world,
especially for the excluded and marginalized. We are committed to join God in the work
of justice as we learn, name, and work to eradicate injustice in our church, our
community, and around the world.
? BRIDGE-BUILDING | Relationships are the primary way in which God transforms lives. We
nurture lasting, multi-generational friendships within our church family, which form a
web of support and life-long growth as disciples. We commit to build relationships with
those who come from different backgrounds and have different perspectives, to
promote understanding and humility. We rely on relationships with Church and
community partners to effectively participate in God’s work.
? STORYTELLING | Through storytelling, we understand who God is and who we are. God is
made known when we share our own stories of faith, of doubt, of relationship, and of
growth. The primary stories that inspire and animate our community are found in the
Old and New Testaments. We also learn of God through the stories of others who were
faithful to God's vision, such as St. Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther, John Wesley, Harriet
Tubman, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
? ACTIVE LEARNING | Believing that a life of faith fully involves head, heart, and hands, we
pursue knowledge and understanding in our faith journey. We encourage all to ask
difficult questions, even when we don’t know the answers. We trust God to grow our
capacity to know and understand.
? SERVICE | At FUMC, we “work out our salvation” (Philippians 2:12) by serving others. We
believe that all people have needs and all have the capacity to serve, so we seek
mutually empowering service opportunities through which all can be blessed and have
their needs met.
? CONSTRUCTIVE DISRUPTION | We believe that Jesus is the primary example of disrupting
systems of power in order to enact the world God envisions (Luke 4:18-21). We seek to
create positive change in the world by using our words and courageous action to
creatively disrupt mindsets, systems and structures that cause injustice. These actions
may be as complicated as Political Advocacy or as simple as sitting down for a meal with
someone whose life experience is different from our own.