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First Baptist Church Atlanta

Accounting Manager

First Baptist Church Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Date Posted: 08/25/2016
Categories: Business/Administration
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: over 10000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

I.  Position Summary:

The Manager, Accounting will be responsible for analyzing, processing and inputting accounting data to produce accurate and timely financial results while ensuring compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and generally accepted accounting principles.


II. Essential Functions:


  1. Monitoring      and maintaining the Church’s accounting systems (Ministry Platform and      Shelby).
  2. Prepare/review      and record monthly journal entries as required to produce accurate      financial reports.
  3. Supervise      monthly accounting closing.  Assist      with preparation of monthly financial statements for all funds.  Prepare special reports for Finance      Committee Meetings and other presentations.
  4. Review      financial statements and general ledgers for significant variances from      budget.  Research causes and report      findings to management.
  5. Supervise      donor contribution and other cash receipts processing.
  6. Supervise      Bookstore and Food Services accounting activity.
  7. Maintain      Non-Cash Gift files.  Coordinate      recording of gift and entry to general ledger.
  8. Develop      and maintain Accounting procedures for all areas of the Finance      Department.
  9. Assist      Director, Finance with supervision of Finance personnel as directed.
  10. Assist      with annual budget preparation, annual audit, and other projects as      directed.
  11. Prepare/review      monthly account reconciliations and recurring journal entries.
  12. Prepare      Weekly Cash reports for management
  13. Prepare      Annual Cash Forecast for Operating fund and weekly reports against that      forecast.
  14. Maintain      working knowledge of all Finance areas (A/P, A/R, Payroll, Fixed Assets, Contributions      and Cash Receipts) and assist during any vacancies in these areas.
  15. Perform      other accounting duties as workload requires.


III. Qualifications:         

  1. Candidate      must have a growing & mature, demonstrated personal relationship with      Jesus Christ.
  2. Bachelor’s      degree in Accounting required.  Advanced      degree a plus.
  3. Previous      3-5 years work experience in Accounting, preferably in a nonprofit      environment.
  4. Experience      in financial statement preparation and analysis. 
  5. Experience      with automated accounting systems (Shelby or Ministry Platform a plus).
  6. Ability      to maintain and protect church confidential and proprietary information.
  7. High      level of interpersonal and relationship skills essential when working with      ministry departments and staff members.
  8. Ministry-minded      focus with the ability to cultivate a team spirit within the Finance ministry      and the church.
  9. Effective      problem analysis and resolution skills.
  10. Above      average ability to be flexible, organize, manage time and set/shift      priorities while meeting deadlines.
  11. Ability      to develop, plan, and implement ministry- and church-related, short- and      long-range goals, as well as to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and      procedures.
  12. Proficiency      with Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and      accounting software.