The Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is seeking candidates for the position of Controller.     This position reports directly to the Conference Treasurer and would be located in the Conference Office.    This is full-time, exempt position.

The position is responsible for the overall accounting processes and office management of the Treasury Services Office of the Conference, providing assistance to conference and district staff related to Treasury Service funds, budget accounting apportionments and financial information.   The Controller oversees all bank accounts (conference, benefits, districts and general church), and manages cash flow; prepares wire and bank transfers, reviews and approves general ledger postings of monthly transactions, including payroll, district petty cash reconciliations, all general journal entries, and amounts due between companies as prepared by the staff accountants.

Additional responsibilities include, preparation and processing all month-end and year-end closings, submitting financial reports to all appropriate parties of delegated authority,.   This Controller also oversees the semi-monthly payroll operation and processing including review of all payroll data, entry of employee information into ShelbyNext system, processing payroll on a semi-monthly basis, enrolling lay employees in the pension plan upon on-year anniversary, and monitoring all payments to Wespath (the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits).

A demonstrated ability to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality and professionalism in all matters is required.   Skills required include proficiency in Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, Excel, and Access); Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains Accounting Software, ShelbyNext Financial Software, ARS Church Accounting software, and knowledge of electronic banking procedures.  The candidate selected will exhibit proven attention to detail, excellent communication skills – written, verbal and listening.   A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required, with 10 or more years of progressively responsible accounting/management experience is required.

To apply for this position, please submit cover letter, resume and completed employment application (email preferred).  A copy of the full job description is available upon request.   Please click here to access the employment application:

Kathy C. Odell, SPHR
Director of Human Resources
The Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church
P. O. Box 18005
Charlotte, NC  28218
(704) 567-6117 (Fax)