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Financial Coordinator of Payroll & Deposits

Salary Basis: Non-Exempt $22- $25 (30 hrs. Per Week, Mon-Fri flexible between 8-5pm)
Full medical benefits (Sharp Healthcare, dental, vision, pension)

Job Summary
The Financial Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact in the Finance Office, providing financial information to pastors, staff, and congregation members. Responsible for processing weekly deposits, weekly accounts payable, semi-monthly payroll, monthly credit card processing and other related responsibilities in the finance office.

Reports to: Finance Office Manager
Functional Guidance: Finance Office
Collaborates with: First United Methodist Church Directors and Supervisors; Staff Employees; Church Members

Essential Functions

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the Finance Office.
  • Verify and process semi-monthly payroll for FUMCSD staff; serve as liaison with outsourced payroll provider (Coastal Payroll). Resolve discrepancies, input new employees, including benefit changes and adjustments for current employees in a timely manner.
  • On an annual basis, as part of the budget preparation cycle, update salary and benefits spreadsheet for FUMCSD employees. Utilize a position control system to monitor pay associated with each staff line item in the budget.
  • Serve as the Worker’s Compensation administrator; receive and process claims; respond to questions and requests.
  • Administer monthly credit card expense accounting, facilitate electronic documentation collection, and create journal entry to post expenses.
  • Process weekly checks for accounts payable and monthly invoicing for on-site tenants.
  • Administer CGC disbursement registers & related duties.
  • Maintain petty cash fund and reconcile to ensure adequacy and integrity of fund.
  • Access safe and ensure safekeeping of vault contents and process bank deposits. Create weekly deposit spreadsheets in Excel and ensure all incoming receipts (cash & checks) are recorded. Enter church member deposits into Realm and prepare weekly journal entries into ACS financials.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned by the Finance Manager.
  • Supports and defends the spiritual and theological oversight of the Lead Pastor to the members and staff of the church, maintaining integrity with the vision and the mission of the church.


  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university supported by knowledge in accounting, finance, and human resources with an emphasis in payroll processing.
  2. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Ability to learn REALM and OnDemand Financials with an understanding of fund accounting.
  3. Proven effective experience in cash handling and customer service.
  4. Proven effective experience in processing payroll transactions.
  5. Embraces technology and strives to enhance processes.
  6. Ability to multitask and prioritize in a high-volume office environment.
  7. Ability to electronically file paperwork and work in a paperless environment.
  8. Possesses a theology and practice that is consistent with that of the First United Methodist Church of San Diego.

Roles and Relationships

  1. Provides support and assistance to the Finance Manager.
  2. Collaborates with Pastors and FUMCSD staff in providing quality deposits, credit card processing and payroll services.
  3. Ensures congregation members and others who interact with the Church receive exemplary service aligned with the mission and vision.
  4. Functions in compliance with Lay Personnel Policies and Procedures of FUMCSD.

Apply to: Linda Hawk, Controller & Business Manger or to: Shaun Cates, Finance Manager