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Wedding Coordinator

If you enjoy the activity surrounding weddings, this job might be for you! We need a Wedding Coordinator to lead families through the process of celebrating a wedding here at FUMC. Visit our Weddings page to read more about weddings at FUMC. This is a paid position, per wedding. If you are interested, please contact Dave Ballbach at for further details.

Director of Finance

40 hours/week
This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position and reports directly to the Director of Operations.

First United Methodist Church of Austin exists to build a community where all people are invited to know God’s love and are sent to join God in transforming the world. The purpose of the Director of Finance is to manage the financial practices of the church so that the church can conduct its operations and live out its mission in a sustainable manner.

Position Description
The Director of Finance is responsible for the oversight and accomplishment of the overall financial activities of the First United Methodist Church of Austin, an organization with an annual budget of approximately $2 million. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position reporting directly to the Director of Operations.

Areas of Responsibility:
1) Oversee day-to-day financial operations of the church

Maintain general ledger (accounting entries, month and year close), including assigning costs to various individual funds that compromise the church and preschool accounting system.

  • Manage accounts receivable and payable
  • Review expenses for legitimacy and proper coding
  • Make bank deposits, monitor cash flow and bank balance
  • Review income areas and compare to budget plan
  • Produce monthly financial reports
  • Maintain confidential and security of personal financial information of members and donors

2) Accounting and financial reporting functions

  • Complete financial reporting required by the Annual Conference and Charge Conference
  • Facilitate audit processes and provide support and information as required by the auditors (every other year)
  • Calculate value of endowment at year-end close and calculate the recommended distribution to the church.
  • Develop financial analysis tools that indicate organizational financial health

3) Carry out duties of the CFO function of the church

  • Supervise and monitor Finance Assistant, providing support as needed
  • Serve as a back-up for the Finance Assistant when needed
  • Develop annual budget, monitor results, analyzing variances
  • Maintain relationships with external lenders
  • Review and assist the Director of Operations in the selection of insurance coverage – including property and staff health insurance
  • Authorized signature/approval for certain financial transactions – including payroll and receivables

4) Assist Human Resources Department

  • Preparation of financial paperwork to onboard new employees
  • Maintain employee personnel files

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or business
  • Master’s Degree in accounting or business (preferred)
  • Extensive years of practical experience in the arena of accounting andfinancial practices – minimum 10 years

Skills Needed:

  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), financial analysis skills, familiarity with employment law and human resources best practices
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer software skills. ACS accounting software experience.
  • The ability to learn the church’s financial and membership database.

Other requirements for this position:

  • Biennial (once every two years) Background Check (required for all positions).
  • Annual Credit Check.
  • Follow policies and procedures as outlined in the First United Methodist Church Child Safety Program.
  • Flexibility at key times, such as end of year.

Compensation Includes:

  • 403(b) matching
  • 100% employer paid health insurance
  • Generous PTO

If you are interested in applying, please contact our Director of Operations, Dave Ballbach at or call 512.478.5684, ext. 202.