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Church Controller-10757-1

Location : Franklin, TN
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5+
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Accounting - Finance
Job Category : Accounting/Tax

Job Description :

The Church Controller is responsible for conducting the business affairs of the church in an ethical and business-like manner. The individual will work closely with the Senior Pastor and Finance Committee in matters relating to oversight of all church finances, employee records, all church insurance, and the day-today administration of church financial and business affairs.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of all financial staff.

  • Coordinate and oversee weekly counting of donations and deposits into Church bank accounts

  •  Maintain the church’s financial records and accounting accurately, up-to-date and in compliance with best practices for financial functions and recordkeeping.

  • Complete and manage the monthly financial close of the books, including journal entries and consolidation with the Church Foundation.

  • Coordinate and maintain the Church banking relationships, including computation of bank covenants, timing of financial reporting, etc.

  • Prepare monthly reports for the Finance and Staff Parish Relations (SPR)

  • Committees, review reports prior to meetings with committee Chairs, and attend evening meetings of the Finance Committee, Board of Trustees, Foundation and, upon request, SPRC and Church Council meetings.

  • Provide timely reports of budget versus actual spending by department to the head of each department

  • Ensure that appropriate internal accounting controls are designed and implemented.

  • Prepare the church budget on an annual basis, providing assistance and information to committees as needed.

  • Oversee annual audit.

  • Consolidate financial information with the Church Foundations records.

  • Maintaining all employee records ensuring all state and federal laws and guidelines are satisfied.

  • Ensure that all directives and guidelines in the Employee Policy Handbook related to the financial affairs of the Church are instituted.

  • Perform background checks as needed on, applicants, employees and volunteers.

  • Ensure that all financial reports required by the Annual Conference are completed and submitted.

  • In consultation with the Board of Trustees, responsible for keeping records for and ensuring that all facilities are adequately insured.

  • In consultation with the Staff Parish Relations Committee, responsible for keeping records for and ensuring appropriate insurance coverage for qualified employees of the church.

  • Assist in coordination of maintaining all office equipment and addressing of computer related concerns of the church, ensuring hardware and software are maintained and updated as appropriate.

  • Attend staff meetings.

  • Manage relationships with outside vendors including payroll outsource firm and accounting outsource firm.

  • Assist in coordination of onboarding of new staff.


Required Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required and accounting background preferred.

  • CPA preferred but not required.

  • Supervisory experience and ability to delegate duties as needed, preferred.

  • QuickBooks and Excel experience required

  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience

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