Lovers Lane UMC: Director of Finance and Accounting

Date Posted: 3/3/2022


Lovers Lane UMC, Dallas, TX

Job Description

Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, founded in 1944, is an active, vibrant church in Dallas, with the mission to “Love ALL people into relationship with Jesus Christ.” Additional information on the Church, its ministries and its subsidiary organizations (including the LLUMC Foundation) can be found here

Lovers Lane UMC is seeking its next Director of Finance and Accounting to work with the Church and its associated Foundation. This is a full-time position and is eligible for PTO and benefits. 

The primary duties of the Director of Finance and Accounting include the following areas:

Overall Management Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day finance and accounting functions for the Church and Foundation including supervision of finance and accounting staff
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual internal and external financial reports for the Church and the Foundation (including assistance with annual audit and tax return preparation)
  • Work with church operations and key stakeholders to generate requested reporting output
  • Execute value-added analysis and provide decision support for special projects and initiatives
  • Contribute by providing key insights and analytics and review and execute continuous process improvements
  • Assist in developing finance and other presentations and related supporting materials
  • Assist Director of Operations with HR, payroll, ministry budgets, church loans, other banking relationships, legal and insurance matters
  • Assist Director of Operations with accounts payable and accounts receivable and cash management
  • Become an expert in church operating systems (Sage Intacct, Martus Solutions and PushPay)

Financial Reporting and End of Period Closing Process

  • Manage end of period closing processes
  • Weekly church reports - MTD operating budget giving
  • Monthly and quarterly church financial statements
  • Periodic analysis/reports for church
  • Manage and input all general ledger entries
  • Foundation weekly activity reports (YTD giving and grant management reports), Monthly financial statements (budget and grant management reports) and quarterly financial statements & reports
  • Periodic analysis/reports for Foundation
  • Assist with 990 preparation (including 4 subsidiary organizations), and Annual Audit (including 5 subsidiaries)

Revenue Accounting

  • Process bank deposits cash, checks, online giving and pledge management
  • Pledge management updates
  • Input cash receipt journals and hospitality and retail (café and book store) revenues utilizing Intacct
  • Foundation giving processing

Month-end close

  • Payroll pledge deductions booking
  • Bank and credit card fees booking
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Contribution statements to members
  • Beverage and supply booking
  • Foundation intercompany
  • Interdepartmental transfers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Solid understanding of accounting and finance principles
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong business partnering and interpersonal skills
  • Organized, flexible and easily adaptable to changing circumstances
  • Ability to work well in high pressure situations to meet deadlines
  • High degree of proficiency with MS Office, including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Basic knowledge of Sage Intacct, Martus Solutions, Touchpoint (or similar CMS)
  • Work in non-profit religious organizations and audits is a plus 
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous simultaneous priorities
  • High energy, high ownership of work product and dedication and commitment to results
  • Available for occasional early morning and evening meetings

Certifications and Prior Experiences

  • Bachelor’s Degree with concentration in Finance and/or Accounting
  • Prefer MBA or other account/finance graduate degree; CPA a plus
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in similar positions; church and/or non-profit and fund accounting
  • Experience with Sage Intacct or other similar accounting software system preferred
  • Should be well-versed in generating financial statements and reports as well as working with revenue accounting and tracking donations in a CRM software
  • Experience in expense accounting, budgeting and expense tracking reporting at a departmental level as well as an intercompany (subsidiary) level.

This is a full-time, salaried position, with PTO & holidays. Benefit eligible with 403(b) eligibility after 12 months. Ability to pass a background check. Salary commensurate with experience.

This position will report to the Director of Operations. 

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Chris Denney, Director of Operations, at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 214-706-9506


 

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