Accounting Associate
Job Details
Central - Durham, NC
Full Time

Summary of Position

The Accounting Associate is an integral part of the accounting & finance team that oversees all accounting and finance matters for the church.  The position will primarily be responsible for the accounts payable function within the department. The position will work closely with the Controller to analyze and perform control procedures related to ensuring the accuracy of the church financial statements in accordance with US GAAP. Additionally, the position will manage our relationship with external service providers that provide general ledger support, assist in identifying and implementing opportunities to reduce manual data inputs and manipulations in favor of electronically interfaced solutions.     


Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelors degree or higher with concentration in accounting 

  • 2+ years experience in an accounting or finance position 

  • Critical thinker with proven record of process improvement 

  • Unquestionable integrity 

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, with a focus on Microsoft Excel 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to multitask

  • A member of the Summit Church or willing & able to become a member



  • Review and approval of accounts payable process including checks and credit card expense reports

  • Work with 3rd party payment processor on check and electronic payments to vendors and manage outstanding checks

  • Vendor maintenance

  • Accounting platforms user maintenance and departmental access

  • Training new employees on accounting processes and platforms

  • Documentation and reporting around monthly and annual close process

  • Meet with ministry leaders on questions about budget management

  • Improving overall AP processes and budget management