SALARY RANGE: Competitive hourly rate depending on experience and education.
4 Year Degree
TITLE: Financial Administrator (part-time, 20-25 hours per week)
PURPOSE: The Financial Administrator (FA) is responsible for correctly implementing and accurately recording the financial operations of Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church in an honest and timely fashion. The FA acts in consultation with the Finance Committee and under the general oversight of the Business Manager and Treasurer.
SUPERVISION: The Financial Administrator (FA) reports to and is supervised by the Business Manager.
RELATIONSHIPS: The FA serves on the Finance Committee as a member of the staff and is responsible for providing the Committee and the Treasurer with the financial reports and materials necessary for their respective proper functioning. The FA works with staff to ensure compliance with the budget. The FA communicates with staff, church officers, and congregants regarding relevant financial matters.
Perform tasks following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), in accordance with relevant governmental regulations, the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Book of Order, and consistent with Standard Operating Procedures developed by the Finance Committee and Treasurer
Ensure that all financial operations are carried out with integrity: accurately, honestly, in a timely manner, and with requisite confidentiality
Implement all financial operations, including reconciling income and expenses with the operating budget and managing transactions to and from designated funds and investments
Perform or assist with all deposits and ensure they are properly recorded
Record all gifts/contributions within Blacknall’s Planning Center database and assist congregants with accessing their contribution information
Prepare and mail letters summarizing annual contributions, in accordance with IRS regulations
Ensure quarterly federal, and state tax reports are filed and that all values are reconciled correctly at the end of each year
Receive payroll and benefits information from the Personnel Committee and ensure that all staff payroll and benefits are implemented correctly
Work with the Business Manager to ensure staff have timely and accurate information about how their expenses to date relate to their spending limits, as provided by the annual budget
Meet with the Chair of the Finance Committee and provide reports necessary for monthly Finance Committee meetings and occasional congregational meetings
Communicate regularly with the Treasurer on financial matters of importance, including all banking and investments
Work with the Finance Committee, Pastors, and staff to help prepare each fiscal year’s annual budget, including providing data to the Finance Committee to enable it to develop budget recommendations for the Session
Maintain complete and accurate files, providing whatever is necessary for regular internal and external financial audits
Participate in the administration of the office and other occasional duties as assigned by the Business Manager
Proficiency with QuickBooks, Excel, Word, and web-based platforms
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Financial integrity and detail orientation
Willingness to work alongside Blacknall staff and congregants with a Kingdom-minded attitude
Educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field and 3-5 years of accounting experience
Preferred to have experience working in a church or non-profit financial environment
HOW TO APPLY: Send a cover letter, résumé, and statement of faith to email@example.com and please include “FA Position” in the subject line.
Blacknall Presbyterian Church is a congregation of about 600 members, located in Durham’s Ninth Street business district near Duke University’s East Campus. We invite you to get to know more about us by exploring our website.
Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church is called to glorify the Triune God, to make known the crucified and risen Christ, and to advance the Kingdom that God is building in us, in Durham, and around the world.
Who We Are
We are surely imperfect and we make mistakes, some honest, some not so much. But as a body of believers who has heard and responded to the call to follow Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, we are embedding Scriptural teaching in our hearts, and working out our faith in our daily lives. So who are we? We are:
Not our own. Our lives have been interrupted by the disconcerting and promising grace of God. We have come to see that we are both loved and flawed. We recognize our sin and gratefully accept God’s grace. We trust in God’s promise of transforming forgiveness and renewal through the Holy Spirit.
Christians. Jesus Christ is our Savior. Our call is to know Him, love Him, and follow Him. Together.
Reformed. We are s...haped by a theological tradition that emphasizes the unique authority of Scripture, the sovereign grace of God, and the recognition of the Lordship of Christ over all.
Evangelical. By this we mean that we are committed to the centrality of the atoning death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, who is alive today to be encountered by the power of the Holy Spirit. (We resist the current attempt to co-opt the term as a descriptor of some allegiance within the framework of US politics.)
Presbyterian. We are governed by elected elders (presbyters) and connected to other churches in our local presbytery and denomination.
Thoughtful. We enjoy thinking deeply about what we believe. We recognize questions and doubt as a part of faith.
Neighbors. We pursue partnerships with churches and other organizations that share the concerns of the Kingdom of God. We recognize that to serve the Lord is to seek the welfare of the city.
Mission-oriented. We have a long history of sending missionaries abroad and supporting local missions. We are extensively and personally involved in a wide range of ministries in the city, on campus, and across the globe.
Blacknall is a member of The Fellowship Community, a network of churches and leaders within the PC(USA) called together to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ by growing in Christ’s likeness, living by God’s word, and joining in God’s mission in the world.