Financial Secretary Job Description


A non-exempt position that is responsible for the financial operations of the Church Office. Maintains financial records and completes approved financial transactions. Provides support to the church to facilitate the ministries of CUMC.


Position reports to Administrative (Direct to Senior Pastor) and aligns with the Church Treasurer and the Board of Stewards.


Position Working Hours: non-exempt; part time. 

Role is a maximum of 20 hours per week with 50% of the hours in the church office area with scheduled office hours. Work from a remote location is approved with defined contact times. Indoors in a climate-controlled environment primarily. 


Interpersonal Relationships: As a representative of Chapelwood United Methodist Church, all comments, attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a direct impact on the image, perception, spiritual representation, and ministry of the Church. Confidentiality is required in all aspects of this position.


Good visual acuity. Ability to speak and hear. Ability to lift and carry more than 40lbs., which may require pushing, pulling, and essentially utilizing a full range of body movement. Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, reach and grasp. Manual dexterity to operate equipment. Ability to sit for an extended period.


Key position requirements:


  • Required to pass all Safe Sanctuary Guidelines as a condition of employment.

  • Associates Degree in Accounting or related field or equivalent experience preferred.

  • Previous experience in accounting and payroll preparation is preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience with QuickBooks and Church 360 are preferred.

  • Church Membership is not required

  • Background Check to be completed before final decision to hire


Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrate emotional maturity and stability. 

  • Good judgment and resolution skills.

  • Ability to interact in a positive, stable, and consistent manner.

  • Ability to communicate clearly, consistently, and effectively.

  • Ability to use personal computer and knowledge of financial software.

  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of general banking procedures.

  • Ability to accurately use personal computer, create spreadsheets.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Good judgment and problem-solving skills.

  • Adaptability to perform a variety of tasks.

  • Ability to discern and handle confidential and/or sensitive information.

  • Willingness to comply with the standards of conduct for Christians and defined by the Discipline of the United Methodist Church. 

Please send an updated resume to the following people or drop off at our office:



Deadline for receiving resumes is set for 5PM on November 10, 2021.