Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the Michigan Annual Conference, including, but not limited to, budget coordination, cash and investment management, central treasury operations, financial reporting and accounting management of conference assets. The role is also responsible for the Information Technology Department.
• Perform all treasury responsibilities in accordance with the appropriate sections of the most currently approved version of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church.
• Receive, record, and account for all Annual Conference apportioned funds, bequests, gifts, and grants. Disburse all Conference funds that are properly authorized.
• Maintain, review, and perfect the general ledger. Function as controller when needed, making sure all general ledger work is correct in preparation for closing at year end and ensure that the beginning balances for all designated fund accounts are properly forwarded to the new year.
• Assist the Audit Committee of the Council on Finance and Administration in the selection of the Certified Public Accounting firm to be engaged to prepare the annual audit, prepare information needed for the CPA firm to perform the audit, attend exit and/or presentation conferences with the Audit Committee offered by the CPA firm and revise the procedures of the Finance Office according to the audit findings with consultation of the Council.
• Prepare and/or review, distribute, and interpret accurate and timely month-end and year-end reports for all Conference boards and agencies, local churches, and other related parties as