Primary role is to oversee and ensure timely and smooth execution of the Finance and Accounts (F&A) activities for both the Wesley Methodist Church Kuala Lumpur (WMCKL) and Wesley Methodist Kindergarten (WMK).

 

This position reports in to the Church Administrator and functionally reports to both
the Stewardship and Finance (S&F) Chairman, Church Treasurer and WMK Board of
Governors.

 

 Roles and Responsibilities

 

You are accountable to oversee and ensure the timely and accurate execution of the
following (while fully complying to all the internal Finance & Accounting policies,
guidelines and governance)

 

    • Submission of monthly and yearly Accounts

    • Posting of receipts and payments into the Accounting System

    • Processing, posting, issuing of online payments, pledges and petty cash

    • Updating and reviewing the monthly ledgers, and full-set of accounts

    • Preparation of, among others, the

      • Full set of Accounts of the Church General Funds

      • Monthly Statement of Accounts the accounts for Church Organisations and Committees

      • Various monthly reports: Debtors Aging, Bank Reconciliation, Golden Jubilee & any other ad-hoc reports (when necessary)

      • Customised reports e.g. breakdown/schedule for Repair & Maintenance, Depreciation, Allocation of FD Interest

    • Tracking of the Budget spending – Budget vs. Actual

    • Retaining all relevant F&A documents/records and be the Custodian for the related e-data, hardcopy records & filings archives

    • Scheduling yearly external audits

    • Ensuring weekly Sunday cash collections are counted and deposited into the bank

    • To monitor the church’s Fixed Deposit accounts – getting the best rates, and liaising with banks and financial institutions

    • Processing of the church staff payrolls and statutory payment requirements

    • Renewal of medical insurance policies for the Church Office’s staff, and other business and property insurance

    • Tracking of the Budget spending – Budget vs. Actual

    • Prepare any other ad-hoc financial statements or reports (when required from time to time)

    • Be the key liaison representative on all F&A-related matters

      • Working closely with Church Treasurer, S&F and WMK BoG

      • Attends the regular S&F and other Church Leadership meetings

      • Initiates and/or handles various communications with the internal stakeholders, church members and, any external inquiries, where needed

 

People Management

  • To oversee and provide strong leadership, supervision, motivation and guidance to a team of personnel

  • To supervise, guide, monitor and oversee finance/accounting staff

  • To manage the Staff training needs

  • Be proficient yourself with the church accounting software, and able to train the team

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Church Administrator or Pastor-in-Charge from time to time.

 

 

 Requirements and Skills

  • A Degree in Accounting/Accounting & Finance/Processing Accounting

  • Preferably a minimum of 5 years of working experience in the same field

  • Has experience of minimum 2 years supervising a team

  • Able to communicate well with various stakeholders at all levels

  • Able to prepare and make presentations to stakeholders

  • Able to communicate well in English

  • Able to drive function and process improvement projects

  • Able to identify Accounting/Finance-related risks and put in controls

  • Has knowledge and experience in Finance/Accounting software/systems & tools

  • Has experience in performing financial audits (will be an added advantage)

 

Behavioral

  • Strong affinity to details

  • Self-motivated and able to troubleshoot issues and bring quick resolution

  • Strong interest to drive continual improvement activities

  • Must be willing to go the extra mile to resolve work-related issues

  • Willing to work in a Church, and to work on Saturday and Sunday

 

 

 

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