Junior Accountant/ Administrative Assistant, Conference Office

Job Summary

To provide assistance and support to the vice president for finance and the associate treasurer while focusing on the mission of the conference and emphasizing teamwork.


Duties & Responsibilities


  • Prepare and mail correspondence
  • Prepare, manage, and maintain filing
  • Screen phone calls, visits, and appointments to ensure the effectiveness of the Treasury department
  • General Ledger
  • Entering JVs and other adjusting entries into the accounting software system.
  • Writing checks on accounts payable and filing paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Collecting and entering checks on accounts receivable and filing paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Assist with payroll and filing paperwork..
  • Other accounting functions as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a Seventh-day Adventist church member in regular standing, and a desire to serve in a cooperative, spiritually redemptive, and soul-winning atmosphere
  • Must be familiar with or be willing to learn various software applications, including Microsoft Office suite
  • Must detail oriented
  • Prefer a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field with at least 12 semester hours of accounting courses including intermediate accounting.
  • 1-2 years of accounting experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with accounting software such as QuickBooks, Sage50 (Peachtree), Microsoft Dynamics GP, or other similar programs.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate complex ideas in both public and private settings.
  • Must have above-average people skills
  • Must have ability to relate positively and effectively with the public in various church entities
  • Must demonstrate a willingness to work cooperatively with Conference administration and personnel
  • Must be able to write and speak English fluently

Typical Physical Demands


  • Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching.
  • May require lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, telephone, and other office equipment.
  • Must be able to operate an automobile without assistance.
  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions


  • Essential office tasks are performed from the Conference office under normal office conditions with little to no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well-lighted and ventilated.

Quick Facts

The Minnesota Conference office is looking for an Administrative Assistant/Junior Accountant to work in the Treasury department. This position will provide assistance and support to the vice president for finance and the associate treasurer while focusing on the mission of the conference and emphasizing teamwork. We are looking for someone who is comfortable learning how to use various kinds of software. Would prefer someone with 1-2 years accounting experience, but willing to teach those skills as well. Openness to learning new things and being a team player is a must.