Director of Finance – Mercer Island Presbyterian Church – Mercer Island, WA

JOB TITLE: Director of Finance – Mercer Island Presbyterian Church

FLSA STATUS: Exempt, 36 Hours per week

REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Finance performs or oversees all accounting, finance, financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, and compliance needs for the church. Responsible for data input, analysis, reporting, preparation of financial statements, management of monthly cash flow and departmental budgets, special projects and end-of-year accounting and reporting. The Director of Finance is the key financial liaison to the Treasurer, Finance Committee, Stewardship Committee, and the Session in general.


Accounting and Finance:

Monthly general ledger close, financial statements and analysis
Annual Financial Statements and Annual Report
Prepare all documents and gather supporting documentation for annual audit
Management and monitoring of monthly cash flow and budgets by departments
Preparation of Annual Church Budget
All aspects of General Ledger Accounting
Accounting System Administrator
Preparation of 1,000 3x- year Giving Statements to contributors and member; contact for donation questions
Liaison to Treasurer and Session for special projects
Stewardship (as needed) & Finance Committees member
Management and processing of marketable security and wire transfer donations
Special Funds Reporting in adherence to Special Funds Policy
Accounting for Foundation – coordinate with committee members and staff about financial matters
Special Department Reports and projects
Semi-monthly payroll processing and tax payments using software payroll module
Financial liaison for employee benefits
Annual financial reporting to Presbytery
Supervision of weekly contribution processing and input into the general ledger
Tax and Government Reporting:

– 1099’s to vendors

– W-2’s for employees

– Labor and Industries disability reporting

– Secretary of State filings

Quarterly account reconciliations and annual general ledger setup for next year

– Annual depreciation and Fixed Asset accounting

– Liaison with outside CPA as needed

Weekly payment of invoices
Monthly processing of credit card contributions
Monthly bank account reconciliations
Maintain document retention in accordance with policy
Make sure that the various departments are adhering to the Mission Trip Deduction Policy
Maintain the travel accident insurance policy by making sure that each department reimburses MIPC for the international travel fee as set annually by the Finance Committee
Adhere to the Disaster Recovery for Financial Data policy
MIPC insurance liaison
Understand the church’s mission and vision, and determine how to best support the achievement of the MIPC Strategic Plan

Committee/Ministry Responsibilities:

Serve as staff member for the Stewardship and Finance Committees

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has few supervisory responsibilities. May be required to supervise vendor or consultant.


Skills and Competencies required to perform job:

Personal Christian Faith
Integrity and Trust
Job Knowledge
Problem Solving
Flexibility/Dealing with ambiguity

Required Qualifications:

Demonstration of solid accounting and financial skills
Extensive experience with Excel and Word Software

Desired Qualifications:

Non-profit and Fund Accounting experience
Experience with Shelby Accounting Software or other equivalent software
Experience working in a volunteer or paid capacity with a church or faith-based organization


The physical demands and work environment described below represent the activities and surroundings of the positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a part-time position associated with the operations of this church. It requires attendance during core business hours. Position requires frequent use of a computer and exposure to normal physical office environment. The work is typically performed in an office environment, with a moderate noise level. The employee is frequently required to talk and hear on the telephone and in person with individuals and groups. The incumbent may carry materials/equipment weighing up to 30 lbs. on occasion. The incumbent is required to read and respond to documents in hard copy and electronic form.


How to apply

Qualified applicants please reply by email with attached cover letter & resume to: No phone calls please.

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