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Union Chapel Ministries

Accounting Manager

Union Chapel Ministries
Muncie, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 07/27/2016
Categories: Business/Administration - Non-ministry Jobs - Other
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Union Chapel’s Mission

Helping people to know Jesus, to grow as followers of Jesus, and to go making Jesus known to others.


Job Objective:

As a member of the UC ministry team, the primary objective is to be a servant. The work is not just a job, but a ministry, fulfilling the mission of UC.  The Accounting Manager is responsible for all areas related to financial reporting and finances of the church.  This is a “working manager” role, where you will lead and work with the accounting team to accomplish departmental goals and tasks.


Character - A person who:

  • Practices transparent, authentic Christian values and principles publicly and privately.
  • Worships Jesus wholeheartedly.  It is the passion of his/her life to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
  • Yearns for excellence in all he/she does, yet sees the value of the person as more important than the perfection of the ministry.
  • Can work with others with sensitivity and humility.
  • Honors and practices confidentiality.
  • Has a servant’s heart and a teachable spirit.
  • Practices “going the second mile” in accomplishing work and creating and maintaining positive relationships


Gifting & Abilities:

  • Accounting Background (bachelor’s degree in accounting a minimum, and 5 years’ experience using a computer accounting program.)
  • Organizational Skills
  • Computer Skills (Word and Excel a must with an understanding of computers and programming with an ability to learn new programs if necessary.)
  • A do what it takes attitude
  • Leadership Skills (Supervisory, experience in accounting management)


Responsibilities, Oversight, and/or Duties:

  • Accounts Payable:
  • Ensure that bills are paid on time and are recorded regularly.
  • Act as backup for processing accounts payable in absence of Accounting Specialist.
  • Payroll:
  • Maintain proper payroll records.
  • Ensure payroll taxes are submitted on time.
  • Review bi-monthly payroll for accuracy prior to processing.
  • Verify federal income, social security, medicare, state and county taxes have been accurately and timely filed by Paycor.
  • Assists in keeping the Paycor electronic records current and accurate.
  • General Accounting Functions:
  • Proper record keeping and filing on a timely basis.
  • Prepare for annual Review providing accountant with requested records.
  • Leading the senior staff in the budgeting process and maintain budget spreadsheet that includes salaries, payroll taxes and benefit amounts.
  • Provide Program Staff with requested records so they can track their yearly budget.
  • Responsible for recording and posting various recurring journal entries as part of the month-end closing procedures.
  • Processes the recoding and payment of monthly sales taxes.
  • Administers the reporting of restricted and budget funds on a monthly basis.
  • Tax Return Preparation.
  • Compensation and Benefits Administration:
  • Work with senior staff, provide leadership in compensation management and benefits plan administration for the staff.
  • Coordinates health, vision, dental, life, AD & D, and short and long term disability insurance enrollments and terminations. Communicates with plan vendors concerning routine administration of programs.
  • Oversees annual open enrollment.  Reviews enrollment forms for accuracy and coordinates enrollment with plan vendors.
  • Human Resource Management:
  • Prepares employee hiring paperwork required to place employees on payroll and benefit programs and establishes personnel file.  Also prepares hiring paperwork for contract (1099) associates.
  • Maintains personnel files in compliance with applicable legal requirements.
  • Keeps employee records up-to-date by processing employee status changes in timely fashion.
  • Keeps the Employee Handbook current and relevant regarding any legislative changes.
  • Helps employees navigate changes to their 403(b) pension accounts offered through the United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP).
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge and expertise in employee benefits services, makes recommendations on pending legislative actions regarding benefits, conduct benefit research, responds to benefits issues, and answer benefits questions.
  • Participates in the employee candidate interviewing process on an as-needed basis.
  • Contributions.
  • Lead the team that counts contributions, inputs donations, deposits cash and checks, accounts for transactions in retail activities and files resulting paperwork.
  • Leadership meetings:
  • Prepare and present needed financial documents and reports for staff and lay-leadership meetings.
  • Intern Administration:
  • Work with staff team to determine internship opportunities.
  • Facilitate onboarding of interns and assigning them to their direct report.
  • Ensure intern managers conduct all requirements.
  • Periodic meetings, assignments, etc.
  • Contract administration.
  • Perform related duties as needed or assigned.