The New Unified Conference: Associate Treasurer / Controller

Date Posted: 2/28/2024

The New Unified Conference, Plano, TX

Job Description

The Central Texas, North Texas and Northwest Texas Conferences, pending approval of the Southcentral Jurisdictional Conference in July, will become one Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. The Joint Personnel Committee for these three conferences announces a search for the Associate Treasurer / Controller for the yet to be named NEW UNIFIED CONFERENCE and invites inquiries and resumes for the position. The conference is committed to fostering inclusion, understanding, and respect for diversity within our churches and community. Rooted in our faith-based values, we aim to create an environment where everyone feels welcome, celebrated, and valued.

The Central Texas, North Texas and Northwest Texas Conferences have been in conversations since early 2023 to explore the process of unification. Throughout the spring and summer of 2023, Bishop Saenz, along with clergy and lay leaders from all three conferences, worked together on a plan to unify the three conferences. Working together as one body with a unified vision and strategic priorities, the NEW CONFERENCE will be well-positioned to multiply Jesus followers following the widely anticipated adoption of new conference boundaries by the summer of 2024.

The Joint Personnel Committee states the Associate Treasurer/Controller will play a key role in managing the financial activities of the organization, ensuring fiscal responsibility, and transparency. The position ensures Conference accounting procedures conform to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and United Methodist standards and practices. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in nonprofit financial management, possess excellent analytical skills, and be committed to supporting our mission.

Primary Roles

  • Manage all aspects of the organization’s financial operations including budgeting, financial planning, payroll, and reporting.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial statements, reports, and analyses for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Stay informed about relevant accounting standards and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations governing nonprofit organizations.
  • Prepare and submit necessary financial reports to regulatory bodies and funding agencies.
  • Ensure compliance with grant requirements pertaining to financial obligations and bring to the attention of the Director responsible for the grant.
  • Coordinate and facilitate annual financial audits, working closely with external auditors to ensure a smooth and efficient audit process.
  • Implement and maintain internal controls to safeguard the organization's assets and maintain the integrity of financial data.
  • Collaborate with department heads to develop annual budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Monitor and analyze budget-to-actual variances, providing regular updates to leadership.
  • Provide financial analysis and insights to support strategic decision-making by the leadership team.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings and operational efficiency improvements.
  • Oversee the human resources and payroll processes with staff and outsourced vendors. Manage staff responsible for accounting and payroll activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required.
  • CPA or relevant professional certification is preferred but not required.
  • Seven to ten years’ experience in a senior-level finance or accounting position required.
  • Three to five years of experience in a non-profit organization preferred.
  • Proven experience in a leadership role.
  • Experience implementing new financial software preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of non-profit governance, management, accounting, financial planning, and business processes.
  • Working knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, including the ability to set goals, develop actionable plans, and measure performance against objectives.
  • Proven ability to analyze problems, think creatively, and develop innovative solutions that align with organizational goals.
  • Proficient in using accounting software and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Additional Considerations

  • Hybrid Work Environment based out of the Unified Conference office within the Central Texas, North Texas, and Northwest Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church regions.
  • Generous health and welfare benefits
  • 22 Vacation Days
  • 12 Holidays

Closing Date: March 29, 2024

No Staffing Agencies or Recruitment Firms

How to Apply

Please visit the following link to apply:
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 615-369-2313


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