Wisconsin Annual Conference: Director of Administration/Treasurer

Date Posted: 6/5/2019

Wisconsin Annual Conference, Sun Prairie, WI

Job Description

Primary Roles

  • Manage financial services
  • Receive and disburse general church funds
  • Partner with CF&A to oversee the development of the Annual Conference budget
  • Strategic planning and financial analysis 
  • Oversee administration of the compensation for lay and clergy staff
  • Manage special campaign funds 
  • Oversee the management of the healthcare fund
  • Manage personnel administration


  • Review journal entries, checks, EFT (electronic funds transfers) payments, and general ledger for accuracy and appropriateness.  Approve EFT payments in the bank online system.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests relating to budgets, expenses and revenue, etc.
  • Review monthly bank reconciliations and reconciliations between the general ledger and benefits billing systems.
  • Review the financial reports for the funds invested in the Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation for accuracy, appropriateness, and/or reasonableness.  Prepare annual spreadsheet and journal entry to track and enter transactions for these funds into the general ledger.
  • Monitor balances in various bank and investment accounts.
  • Communicate about, calculate repayment schedules, and monitor repayment of mortgage loans provided to District Superintendents through the Board of Trustees Parsonage Fund.
  • Manage annual audit process for Conference and Episcopal Office audits.
  • Prepare general ledgers in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Prepare analyses of fixed assets, property taxes, interfund transfers and receivables and payables, various balance sheet accounts, restricted and designated funds, etc. for financial statement reporting under GAAP.
  • Communicate salary/wage and benefits information to new staff, when changes occur, and for staff members’ final paychecks.
  • Review biweekly payroll records for accuracy and appropriateness.  Prepare or review payroll-related calculations (pay amounts for new/terminated staff, etc.) and changes.
  • Monitor the balances and activity in the investment accounts held at the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits and make transfers as necessary.
  • Summarize prior year budgets, actual results, budgetary requests, and proposed amounts.  Input the Conference-approved budget, adding new accounts and deleting old ones, and including additional detail as necessary, into the accounting system. 
  • Maintain liaison with Joint Board of Pension and Health Benefits, Council on Finance & Administration, Board of Trustees, and Conference Personnel Committee.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance or relevant concentration is required.  Master’s degree is preferred.
  • CPA Strongly desired.
  • Minimum of four to five years of finance/accounting experience.
  • Two to three years’ previous experience in supervisory position, preferred.
  • Must possess knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Financial IT systems integration and implementation is a plus.
  • Membership in the United Methodist Church preferred.


Deadline for Application:  July 3, 2019

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to Human Resources at [email protected]
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 615-369-2357


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