Staff Accountant – US Based Job

United Methodist Committee on Relief

Global Ministries connects The United Methodist Church, its people and congregations to partner with others engaged in God’s global work, which takes place in a variety of settings, countries and cultures. Global Ministries works through missionaries and partners in more than 60 countries around the world. Some of our key programs are in the areas of Disaster Response, Global Health, Hunger & Poverty, Water & Sanitation, Education, Migration, Racial & Ethnic Ministries, Creation Care and Mission, Evangelism & Church Growth.

Job Summary

This position is in support of the general accounting function for both Global Ministries and UMCOR with a focus on account reconciliation, bank reconciliation, and monthly journal entries.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for monthly reconciliation of various bank account for both Global Ministries and UMCOR.
  • Reconciliation of specific General Ledger accounts designated by Director of Financial Reporting and in support of Sr. Accounting for both Global Ministries and UMCOR
  • Write up of monthly and annual journal entries to record transactions impacting books for Global Ministries and UMCOR
  • Analyze gift returns monthly and initiate repayment vouchers
  • Maintain and reconcile the Missionary Travel and Itineration Advance accounts
  • Create, issue, and track quarterly billing statements for Conference Share and CCW Field share
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Major Accountabilities

  • Ensure all accounts assigned are reconciled monthly and associated journal entries are posted timely and accurately.
  • Assist Sr. Accountant and Director of Financial Reporting in areas assigned

Education and Experience

  • BA or equivalent in Accounting, Finance with General Ledger accounting.
  • One(1) to Three(3) years of relevant Accounting experience is required.

Competencies, Job Requirements and Other Specialized Knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written communication.
  • Fundamental understanding of GAAP.
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills.
  • Strong and proficient time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.

The Ideal Candidate

The candidate must be able to analyze and evaluate information to resolve challenges and problems and identify alternative solutions to a problem to select the best option. This role requires meticulous attention to detail . Ability to use a broad range of communication styles, and choose the appropriate/most effective way to communicate with different audiences in diverse situations while strengthening relationships.

Work Hours and Conditions

  • FLSA Status: F/T Exempt
  • Location: Remote (US Based)
  • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Monday – Friday with flexible start/end time) – Evening and weekend work/meetings as necessary, particularly during peak unit season.
  • May require work outside of standard business hours (to include weekends), particularly during peak unit season.
  • Sedentary office/computer/keyboarding/meeting work for extended periods of time.
  • Travel as required.

What We Offer and How To Apply

  • Global Ministries offers a competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, retirement plan, HSA/FSA, and other health and welfare benefits.
  • Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, along with a digitally signed employment application through the applicant portal. Applications must highlight competencies against requirements, potential start date and at least three references (2 supervisory references and 1 professional reference).
  • We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible, so don’t wait to apply! We will review applications as they are submitted.

Global Ministries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No outside Firm/Agency calls.

How to apply

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Closing date: 6-Oct-22