Accountant – Foundation’s Office at Desert Southwest Conference

The position requires employing generally accepted accounting principles to maintain the Foundation’s operating accounts and investor monthly statements.   The position is part-time, three days per week (approximately 20 hours), pay is negotiable depending on experience.  Workplace is the Foundation’s office located at 1550 E. Meadowbrook in Phoenix, Arizona.

Position Title: Accountant
Reports to: Executive Director
Position Classification: Contracted or Part Time
Basic Function: Performs and oversight for the accounting functions of the Foundation
Works Direction: Works under the supervision of the Executive Director

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and maintains financial records (e.g. payroll, accounts payable/receivable, deposits, bank reconciliations, monthly income and expense statements, account balances of the investors/depositors)
  • Assists with budget preparation and monthly forecasts
  • Ensures the timely submission of required reports to IRS, investors and Board of Directors
  • Prepares reports and materials necessary for the annual audit
  • Prepares required financial reports for the Board of Directors
  • Maintains a working knowledge of DSWUM Foundation and relation to Conference and United Methodist Church as a whole
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Excellent data base management skills
  • Working knowledge of accounting software programs
  • Good communication and organization skills
  • Proficient in business English, spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Proficient in basic accounting and bookkeeping skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Knowledge of standard business machines and computers
  • Professional maturity and judgement

Contact DSUMF at 602-798-8202 or by email at 

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