Accountant

Contact Email : Angela.Byrd@inumc.org
  • Indiana Conference
  • Carmel, IN

Website INUMC

Title: Accountant
FLSA Classification: Hourly
ACA Classification: Regular Full-Time
SUPERVISOR: Associate Director of Financial Services

The candidate for this position will be responsible for various re-occurring general accounting  tasks.  The ideal candidate will assist with special projects both within the finance department and other areas of business as needed. The candidate should be self motivated, service oriented, enjoy learning new things, a creative problem solver, and enjoy collaborating within a team. This role requires a high attention to detail, the ability to prioritize tasks which are  assigned in conjunction with maintaining the due dates for various tasks.  A high regard for preserving confidentiality is also required.

Summary/Objective
To provide accounting support for the Financial Services Team of the Indiana Conference under the direction of the Associate Director of Financial Services.

The accountant will:

  • assume a shared responsibility and accountability for developing and maintaining accurate and
    detailed accounting records and be responsible for preparing financial statements and reports.
  • prepare and maintain financial records to track assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liabilities, cash
    flows, bank reconciliations, and other financial-related activities.
  • review, monitor, reconcile, and report on all accounts for the Conference and play an active role in the
    month end closing duties and reporting.
  • be responsible for accounting, reporting and reconciliation of cash accounts, as well as certain treasury
    and other operating tasks.
  • ensure the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering
    transactions, and reconciling any financial discrepancies by performing or directing forensic research of
    accounting issues for compliance.

Essential Functions

  • Accurately maintain all assigned accounting records and performs all related accounting functions.
    Maintaining general ledger accounts, recording cash, preparing journal entries, monthly expense
    accruals, monthly cash flow reports, variance analysis, bank account reconciliation, balance sheet
    control, annual budget, interim forecasting, pricing and bid analysis, maintains W-9 files, prepares 1099
    forms, prepares monthly departmental reports for distribution and monthly close processes.
  • Prepare and record asset, liability, revenue, and expense entries by compiling and analyzing account
    information.
  • Maintain and balance subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, and reconciling transactions
    and resolving discrepancies.
  • Maintain general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts, preparing a trial balance, and reconciling
    entries.
  • Prepare consolidated internal and external financial statements by gathering and analyzing
    information, and preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, and other statement
  • Grants – management of INUMC grants
  • Grants – research and assist churches and affiliated organizations in completing grant applications as
    well as financial program oversite (filing year end/program end reports)
  • Financial analysis of income and expenses
  • Financial statement preparation – fully prepared statement to auditors
  • Investment analysis
  • Review IPS
  • Payroll preparation and analysis using third party systems
  • Coordinate data in GCFA EZRA system and become experts at data collection and extraction
  • Endowments policy research
  • Maintain Internal controls procedures
  • Maintain procedural documentation for assigned responsibilities. Standard operating procedures for all
    functions in finance department – the how-to guide
  • Conduct financial reviews (church audits) for churches
  • Spot check HR billing of health and pension, learn HR billing and act as backup
  • Maintaining documentation and entry of accounts payable and customer invoicing.
  • Responding to information requests, both internal and external.
  • Assist in billing for clergy moves, follow up on payments related to clergy moves billing, prepare
    reports related to annual expenses of clergy moves and assist in amending policy related to clergy
    moves.
  • Compile and maintain statistical health reports, statements, and summaries related to pay, reconcile
    benefits premiums, and submit them to appropriate accounts and vendors. As a back up to HR staff.
  • Audit monthly billing statements from health carriers including medical, dental, vision and life
    insurance; research, reconcile, resolve premium discrepancies, provide information to employees,
    Payroll Department, carriers as required. As a back up to HR staff.

Supervisory Responsibilities (if any)
None, except as noted above

Other Duties

  • Assist at Annual Conference Session or other off-site events as requested by supervisor.
  • Assist Administrative team members with tasks as requested by supervisor.
  • Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities,
    duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and
    activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Competencies Required
1. Supportive of the mission and ministry of the United Methodist Church
2. Commitment to the mission, vision and values of the Indiana Conference
3. The ideal candidate should be service oriented, enjoy continuous learning / desire to learn new tasks,
be creative at problem solving, and be collaborative with a team. Strong organizational, problemsolving
skills.
4. Superior attention to detail and data validation.
5. Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills. Ability to analyze how a system works (i.e.
be able to determine where inputs are coming from, determine how system changes will affect the
output, etc.).
6. Commitment to confidentiality
7. Experience with database management, spreadsheets and financial reports preferred
8. Accounting related experience in not for profit, government, financial industry or public accounting
preferred.
9. Proficient in basic applications such as Excel, Microsoft Word, etc.
10. Demonstrated ability to learn and understand systems such as Shelby financials, Arena, PayCom and
others
11. Excellent communication, organization and follow-up skills.
12. Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills.
13. Excellent people/relationship building skills.
14. Ability to apply critical thought process and problem solver
15. Must be well-organized and able to coordinate multiple tasks and requests.
16. Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, work under pressure, and adapt to sudden
changes in the work environment.

Educational and Experience Preferences
1. Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent of a four-year degree from an accredited learning institution is
preferred
2. A minimum of 2 years performing duties of a like-nature to the position described herein, or in a
position wherein the skills and experience are deemed transferrable and relative
3. New college graduates are encouraged to apply

Work Environment and Travel Demands
This position’s function and duties are performed in a professional office environment. The role requires the use of common office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing (both physical and electronic) and fax machines. The position requires attendance in the Indiana Conference Center as determined by supervisor. While performing the duties of this position, travel may be required for off-site events.

  • Minimal travel expected. Typically to other church locations if needed or for off-site training sessions.
  • Position is performed in an office environment with continuous use of a PC related to completing duties as
    outlined above. Hybrid in office and remote work is possible after first 60 days of full in office working.
  • Minimal lifting requirements related to office equipment (paper for copier, printer, boxes of records, files,
    etc.).

To apply, send CV or resume to angela.byrd@inumc.org.

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