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First Presbyterian Church

Business Administrator

First Presbyterian Church
Amarillo, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 10/17/2012
Categories: Business/Administration
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


                Job Title:                            Business Administrator

                Primary Objective:          To provide financial, administrative, and organizational support                                                                                                               for the ministry teams of the First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo. 

                Ministry Area:                   Administration

                Reports to:                         Senior Pastor

                Prepared by:                      Search Committee






Committee Approved:                                                                                                  Session Approved:


Full Time                                                                                                                             Background check required



  • College graduate with degree in business or finance; CPA or MBA preferred
  • 5 years of experience in business and financial management/leadership
  • Christian ministry involvement
  • Successful coordination and management of staff in a large organization to accomplish organizational objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to manage diverse departments


Background Check Required



The Business Administrator shall:


  • Serve as the Chief Financial Officer accountable for all assigned aspects of the church’s finances including conducting the day-to-day business of the church.
  • Coordinate the preparation of an annual operating and capital budget with the help of church staff and committees.
  • Maintain and appropriate chart of accounts to reflect the current financial position of the church and its ministry activities in accordance with accounting standards approved by the outside auditors.
  • Ensure that adequate internal controls, including those recommended by our auditors, are in place and utilized to protect the churches assets.
  • Provide monthly and annual financial reports, tax returns requested and all other legislated reporting.
  • Prepare monthly and year-to-date current vs prior period financial package, including balance sheet accounts and P&L actual vs   budget for the Finance Committee to review monthly.  Attend Finance Committee meetings and be available to answer questions.
  • Reconcile all bank accounts by the fifteenth working day of each month, and include a copy in the monthly financial package provided to the Finance Committee.
  • Monitor spending to assure that the approved budget is being met; and report any exceptions to the Senior Pastor and Finance Committee.  Work to make sure costs are kept to a minimum through efficient and wise purchasing procedures.
  • Ensure that donor restricted and Session designated monies are properly accounted for and meet the intent of the donor.
  • Provide information as requested to auditors on a timely basis.  Work with auditors to provide presentation of audit to the Senior Pastor and Finance Committee.
  • Make recommendation to the appropriate Committee and Session of needed changes in financial policies.
  • Maintain accurate records pertaining to gifts from trusts and estates.
  • Review Contracts for conformity with church policy; securing outside legal counsel and control of legal communications when necessary.
  • Hold check signing authority for expenditures up to $250; above $250 with two signature procedure.
  • Sign contracts as necessary to perform the business of the church if in the approved budget; prese