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Chief Financial Officer, The Susquehanna Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg PA


The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the Susquehanna Annual Conference, including, budget coordination, cash and investment management, central treasury operations, financial reporting and accounting management of conference assets. The role is also responsible for the human resources and administrative functions, pension and health benefits. 

Primary Roles:

  • Responsible for receiving and disbursement of remittances from local churches in accordance with the Book of Discipline.
  • Accurate and timely dissemination of financial reports including, but not limited to, monthly financial statements, annual audits, and budgets.
  • Responsible for Board of Pension & Health Benefits Administration and Strategic Planning regarding Pension and Health Benefits in conjunction with the Board of Pension & Health Benefits.
  • Advise local churches in financial matters regarding apportionments, budgeting, financial management, taxation, personnel management and benefits.
  • Responsible for providing regular financial statements to the Bishop, District Superintendents, Annual Conference, Council on Finance and Administration, Conference Trustees, and General Council on Finance and Administration.
  • Responsible for managing the overall process of General and local church apportionment collections and payments.
  • Provide counsel and guidance to local church business administrators, treasurers, financial secretaries, and Committees on Finance in the development of standardized financial recording and reporting systems which is in cooperation with the General Council on Finance and Administration and the General Board of Discipleship.
  • Supervise and direct all Financial Services personnel.
  • Responsible for the administrative services of the Conference office.
  • Review accounts receivable, accounts payable reconciliations, bank reconciliations and any other reconciliations.
  • Responsible for entering and approving journal entries and invoices.
  • Review payroll register.
  • Communicate salary/wage and benefits information to new staff, when changes occur, and for staff members’ final paychecks.
  • Participation as an ex-officio member on committees.
  • Participation in general and jurisdictional associations.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required.  Degree in Accounting or related field is strongly preferred. 
  • Five to Seven years’ experience in accounting or related field is required.
  • Management experience in supervising professional staff is required.
  • MBA, MPA, or CPA is preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of non-profit governance, management, accounting, financial planning and business processes is highly desirable. 
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products with an emphasis on EXCEL, familiarity with standard accounting packages or the current financial software of the conference is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as a team member and to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret financial concepts for non-financial people.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, problem solving, decision-making, planning and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of the structure and polity of The United Methodist Church is preferred.
  • Support for the vision, mission, and core values of the Susquehanna Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Additional Information:

  • Organization: Susquehanna Annual Conference
  • Contact: Cianta Hogan
  • Phone: (615) 369-2357
  • Email:
  • Closing Date: 04/19/19

To Apply: 

Email resume and cover letter to Human Resources at