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Church Controller in Houston, TX at Search Services

Date Posted: 5/3/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description


Central Houston based church seeks qualified Controller 


This church is a very peaceful, friendly and growing congregation.  They have had a wonderful history of growth and positivity in Houston.  The Controller is responsible for all areas of finances in a timely and accurate manner, according to accounting principles, practices, and procedures, in order to report to the Executive Management and Board of Directors to help with financial decisions and planning.


  • Manage policies and procedures for money counters
  • Maintain contribution/attendance weekly spreadsheets
  • Enter & Maintain Pledges
  • Send contribution statements electronically/mail accordingly when scheduled

Accounts Payable:

  • Review accounts payable edit for accuracy
  • Manage Employee credit cards, receipts, entries and payments
  • Maintain Sam’s Club and Costco employee cards
  • Maintain files for all contracts and agreements


  • Payroll maintenance in software & review payroll edits after entry
  • Maintain employee files
  • Coordinate annual employee benefits
  • Assist Executive Director with personnel policies
  • Pay Payroll taxes & 941 reporting
  • Worker’s Comp annual audit

General Ledger:

  • Establish & oversee all financial accounting procedures & reports
  • Manage all church financial systems
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and present at monthly Board of Directors meetings
  • Prepare & enter Annual budget & forecasting
  • Attend and present reports to the finance and budget committee
  • Direct and assist auditors
  • Bookstore deposit entries
  • Manage cash account balances & Reconcile all accounts
  • Finalize all journal entries, enter and finalize all non-check & adjusting entries
  • Oversee the church’s “Easy give” & “Website” contribution programs          
  • Maintain the church assets accumulated depreciation schedules   

Database Management:

The Membership Manager is responsible for maintaining accurate and timely membership, volunteer and attendance records.  The Membership Manager works alongside all departments to ensure they have the tools for reporting, and sending emails out in a successful manner.  This includes any problem solving and solutions to manage lists and good management of time.


•         Set membership functions to entries

•         Lead any mass mail outs for all departments

•         Manage Constant Contact emails congruently with church software

•         Update membership and volunteer records

•         Prepare reports as needed for departments



•         Direct financial assistant and volunteers in finances and/or membership tasks

•         Coordinate Building insurance annually

•         Assist with negotiations for office equipment leases/purchases

•         Work with Executive management to ensure church management systems, E- Giving and EZ Give programs are working successfully and kept current with the times.  Ensure staff/volunteers are trained to use the programs to their advantage. 

•         Perform all other duties as required by the Executive Director


4 year accounting degree

CPA desired

Experience with most accounting manager or controller functions and ability to manage a small accounting team