Finance Manager – FUMC Bentonville

CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT: “To make disciples of Jesus Christ, who make disciples, equipped to transform lives, communities and the world.” Sharing Christ, Making Disciples

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those explicitly stated in this job description.

POSITION REPORTS TO: Business Administrator


POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the financial records of the church. Exercises judgment in the analysis of financial data and preparation of reports. Processes payroll for the church staff, prepares deposits, disburses payments. Prepares church conference, financial, and tax statements. Assists with the preparation of the annual budget and stewardship programs. All financial records are to be maintained using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain computer records including online functions for all accounting functions and transactions.
  • Works with the church Business Administrator to ensure appropriate financial checks and balances are in place.
  • Oversees, recruits and trains volunteers as needed for Sunday offering collection.
  • Record contributions for Sunday’s collection.
  • Maintain and reconcile the church bank accounts including budget, designated, endowment, memorial and building campaign accounts.
  • Assist Business Administrator with the annual budget process.
  • Assist Business Administrator with tracking annual stewardship campaign including inputting pledge commitments into the church software.
  • Ensure accurate giving entries to general and non budget accounts.
  • Process and record online and Automated Clearing House (ACH) giving.
  • Ensure deposit of all monies and contributions
  • Prepare Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments, transfers, bank charges, interest income etc.
  • Collect and process bi-weekly payroll for employees including nursery staff.
  • Compute payroll taxes, enter online.
  • Process state payroll taxes.
  • Input accounts payable and generate checks.
  • Oversee special event money is accounted for properly
  • Process Pastor’s expense and housing checks, special conference collections checks, pension checks and upon input from Office Administrator the Conference and District apportionment checks.
  • Assist Business Administrator in the preparation of finance reports including but not limited to Receipts and Expenditures reports, yearly comparison of Annual Receipts, Non-budget balance sheet, Cash Flow analysis, budget account analysis reports etc.
  • Attend church finance meeting.
  • Oversee printing and distributing quarterly giving statements.
  • Develop and maintain donor record reporting and provide giving trend and pattern reports in general and advise Sr. Pastor in variations in individual giving patterns.
  • Process and submit state sales tax rebate request form.
  • Compile W2’s and 1099’ and submit corresponding government forms.
  • Prepare year end close.
  • Prepare and participate in yearly audit of accounts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Skill in the use of accounting software.
  • Skill in analyzing reports and data.
  • Ability to be open be to change to initiate and advance financial reporting capabilities and efficiencies
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and undertake responsibilities with initiative and sound judgment.
  • Ability to prepare and interpret clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Ability to communicate and work positively and effectively with all program, administrative and support staff as well as volunteers and church members.
  • Skill in supervising people sufficient to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and integrity in processing sensitive and confidential information.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office , accounting and church software proficiency.



  1. Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a person of integrity who is dedicated to the life of the church whose beliefs are consistent with those of the United Methodist Church.
  2. Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  3. 6 years bookkeeping experience
  4. Must be able to multi-task, manage time well, and demonstrate professional verbal skills.
  5. Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite, email, and web platforms.


  1. Bachelors Degree in Accounting
  2. 4 years experience business administration
  3. 2 years in supervisory experience
  4. Experience in budgeting and account analysis.