Position Description January 2022

Position Title: Senior Accountant

Reports to: Director of Administrative Ministries

Summary: This is a full time regular exempt position. This position will work closely with the Director of Administrative Ministries and Finance Team on the accounting operations and reporting for the Church, School and Foundation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Accounts Receivable:

Assist contributions input by advising on account mapping, review activity monthly, and answering questions on complex transactions Oversee the team in preparing contribution statements quarterly


Accounts Payable:

Coordinate with accounting clerk for timely processing of invoices Validate new vendors and approve before the accounting clerk adds them to the system Annually review and update authorized vendor list

General ledger maintenance:

Recording and maintenance of general ledger, all bank accounts, investments and loans

Create journal entries not created through Shelby modules

  • Payroll entries
  • Thrivent Choice, Amazon Smile, and other income allocations
  • Various monthly and annual journal entries for closing and financial reporting
  • Correcting/adjusting entries as needed
  • Maintain fixed asset and depreciation schedules

Bank reconciliations

Ensure accuracy of accounts through account analysis


Perform close of accounting month end and prepare reports for Finance Committee and Council.

Preparation of all financial reports, statistical and trend analyses, forecasts and projections

Present monthly reports to church leadership

Attend and participate in monthly Finance Committee meetings

Report fundraising results to various group volunteers



Assist in populating budget items with the Director of Administration

Input, maintain, and report on the Church and foundation budgets throughout the fiscal year

Maintain fixed asset and depreciation schedules

Collaborate with Church and Foundation leadership to compile annual budgets and prepare presenters for the Congregation

External Audit:

Coordinate and prepare supporting reports for annual audit from outside agency

Collaborate with auditors to answer questions and sign management letter

Accumulate data files and provide financial information summaries as requested

Journalize any required audit adjustments Implement audit requirements and suggestions

Other duties as assigned



Bachelor’s degree in related field: finance, economics, or business administration preferred

5 years general accounting experience S

olid understanding of accounting practices and internal controls under GAAP

Strong attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy

Good written and communication skills Good presentation skills

Good working knowledge of Excel

Shelby Systems church management software a plus

Active, demonstrated faith


Work Environment:

This position will function in a typical office environment, utilizing a personal computer, telephone, and other normal office equipment to perform the necessary job duties.