Mountain Sky Conference: Chief Financial Officer

Date Posted: 9/4/2019

Mountain Sky Conference, Greenwood Village, CO

Job Description

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for transformational mission that includes but is not limited to: Vision casting; Developing, managing, and maintaining an integrated plan and for the effective control of all accounting and financial operations of the Mountain Sky Conference. This also includes financial reporting, managing capital assets, general accounting, fund accounting, financial computer systems, collections and other finance related aspects. The role is also responsible for the human resources and administrative functions, pension and health benefits. 


  • Vision caster for the Conference in terms of Finances, Pensions, Health Benefits and Property Management.
  • Ensure the proper and timely processing of all funds received and all disbursements for authorized General, Jurisdictional, Annual Conference and district causes.
  • Ensure the preparation of timely and accurate financial statements, reports and information as required for the Bishop, Conference Council on Finance and Administration, Annual Conference, and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure the proper classification of assets in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Manage the investment of funds in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Book of Discipline and the Conference Council on Finance and Administration.
  • Establish as appropriate, and interpret financial and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Provide counsel, guidance, and expertise to the Conference in the development and implementation of stewardship programs.  Assistance from the Conference United Methodist Foundation is an expectation. 
  • Provide counsel and guidance to local church staff and volunteers regarding finance-related policies and reporting procedures.
  • Provide counsel, guidance and compliance controls to the Conference on auditing and internal controls.
  • Work in conjunction with Wespath Benefits and Investments to ensure:
    • Fully funded pension plans for active and retired participants.
    • Cost-effective and reasonable health plan programs for active and retired participants within the Conference budget framework.
    • Provide Conference Council on Finance and Administration with timely and accurate financial reports and special studies to ensure that the Conference health and pension programs remain viable.
  • Manage all aspects of Conference-owned properties including maintenance, repairs, leases, property disposal and tenant relations.
  • Ensure Conference payroll and personnel-related policies and procedures are established and adhered to.
  • Establish and manage Conference-wide property and liability insurance programs.
  • Support the Conference Statistician with specific and targeted staff assistance. 
  • Oversee technology, maintenance and systems for operations in the Conference offices.
  • Interfaces with/monitors Conference Chancellor(s) on Conference and local church/agency legal matters.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of related professional business or non-profit experience with three years in United Methodist Conference or General Board or Agency Preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in fund and cost accounting/finance.
  • Excellent communication skills, including oral presentations and report writing.
  • Demonstrated fluency and knowledge of computer systems (hardware and software) to meet the dynamic needs of the Conference.
  • Demonstrated emotional maturity and stability, with a leadership style focused on team-building, visioning, motivating and collaboration.
  • Understanding of United Methodist polity.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

How to Apply

Email a resume by Oct. 4 to
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 615-369-2357


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