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Disaster Recovery Grants and Finance Associate

Disaster Recovery Grants and Finance Associate

Essential Job Requirements:

  • An appreciation of the nature and mission of the Church is essential
  • conduct business in a manner consistent with the mission, values, and policies of the organization
  • safety screening as evidenced by a background check
  • able to maintain ethical conduct in accordance with organizational policy
  • able to work calmly and effectively to resolve conflicts in sensitive situations; able to work collaboratively with others
  • able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines as required
  • ability to learn and follow Federal Grant compliance rules and regulations 
  • excellent computer skills, able to utilize word processing, database, and spreadsheet software and demonstrate ability to learn new and/or customized software
  • able to learn and maintain a financial accounting system with accurate and timely documentation
  • possess excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • initiative-taker who is able to work without close supervision on assigned duties; willing to seek and accept supervision as needed
  • unquestioned confidentiality with sensitive financial and personal information
  • possess no outside business interest that may conflict with the client or the organization’s goals and objectives
  • demonstrate helpful people skills, such as:
  • genuine care and respect for individuals, families, and communities served
  • awareness of the impact of the disaster on the community, the family, and the individual
  • effective listening and interviewing skills
  • cultural competence relative to the population served
  • ability to recognize and draw upon client strengths
  • sensitivity to the needs of individuals and families in crisis
  • ability to maintain appropriate service boundaries
  • self-awareness
  • a background in Accounting, Finance or Bookkeeping is preferred 
  • minimum 3 years experience in office administrative work required
  • Associate Degree or equivalent required
  • Federal Grant training and experience preferred but not required
  • Active membership in a United Methodist Church is preferred but not required
Essential Job Functions
  • Under the guidance of the Grants Coordinator and Financial Services Controller, support the financial and administrative needs of disaster recovery, including but not limited to:
    • Weekly management of Lowe’s and Home Depot invoices
    • Monthly:
      • Payment and reconciliation of all Construction Accounts and vendor invoices
      • Reconciling Finance’s reports with Disaster Recovery’s financial tracking mechanisms for accuracy
      • Staff reimbursement paperwork, including Concur reports and data entry once reports are finalized.
      • Donations: remittance reports and financial tracking
    • Assistance with:
      • Managing incoming invoices for all disaster responses
      • Reimbursable grants and timely filing of invoices and paperwork
      • Assist in the organization and maintenance of all financial, statistical and client files for audits
      • Organizing tasks/project management through online programs
  • General administrative responsibilities, including managing online files, volunteer and donor correspondence, data input as needed to maintain recovery databases, scheduling, internet research, google maps, etc.
  • Design reports and spreadsheets as needed to support recovery operation
  • Other duties as assigned
Working Conditions:
  • Constant interaction with internal and external third parties for the purpose of collecting and distributing information
  • Adaptability to environmental factors, including noises, odors, variable climate, etc.
  • Spends over 80% of time sitting; remainder of time includes walking, standing
  • Occasional lifting (5 - 10 lbs.) and climbing stairs
  • Must work cooperatively and collaboratively with colleagues, clients and other agencies involved in the recovery 

FLUMC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Please submit your cover letter of interest with resume to 

Contact: Rania Wade

Address: 450 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Lakeland FL 33815

Phone: 8636885563

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