Job Summary

Who is Chapelwood?

Chapelwood United Methodist Church, founded in 1949, is a 6,500-plus-member church located in the Memorial Villages of Houston, Texas. It is a “community of communities” with 2 campuses housing five worship communities that host weekly worship services, all serving with a common mission, values, and disciple-making pathway. (See

 Our Mission and Values

Our mission (WHAT we do) is… 

To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by embodying God’s grace as we receive it to those who need it.

We fulfill this mission operating within TEN CORE VALUES which form the foundation on which we perform our actions and live into our calling:

  1. ​Establishing Unity: We tap into the synergy of “community of communities”
  2. Encouraging Diversity: We live into God’s dream of a diverse kingdom
  3. Embodying Grace: We embody grace as we receive it those who need it
  4. Providing a Discipleship Pathway: We offer a clear, consistent, simple, measurable, and grace-centered path to discipleship
  5. Taking Risks: We are innovative, adaptive, energetic, nimble, and entrepreneurial
  6. Becoming Faithful Stewards: We recognize the gift we have been given isn’t ours
  7. Developing a Missional Heart: We are focused, relational, and strategic in our approach to missions 
  8. Ministering to All Stages of Life: We minister to all ages, from cradle to grave
  9. Embracing a Sense of Urgency: We are not complacent … too much is at stake
  10. Becoming a Learning Congregation: We learn through success and failure

All Chapelwood staff members covenant to live by the Staff Values Covenant, which is formulated in the classic Wesleyan format of “do no harm,” “do good,” and “stay in love with God.”

 Job Summary

Chapelwood United Methodist Church is seeking a Director of Accounting to supervise and manage day-to-day accounting activities and staff, and maintain systems for collecting, analyzing, verifying, and reporting information. 

Essential functions:

  • Managing and overseeing the daily operations of the accounting department including month and year-end processes, receipts, general ledger, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Establishing and enforcing proper accounting methods, policies, and principles.
  • Preparation of periodic financial reports, financial forecasts, and annual budgets while ensuring the reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or financial reporting standards.
  • Work with ministries training staff in the use of the accounting programs, and creation and interpreting reports.
  • Review reconciliations.
  • Back up accounting staff as needed.
  • Communicate with and answer questions from church members and participants about donations and other payments and produce periodic contribution statements for donors.
  • Ensure that the church complies with government regulations with respect to nonprofit organizations

Work Scheule:
Monday through Friday, with flexible working hours but at least 75% must be worked in office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  

The successful candidate will offer the best fit among our 3-C’s of hiring: Competence, Character, and Culture.


Required Skills/Abilities
Candidate should be skilled at:

  • Experience making journal entries, printing general ledger reports and monthly financial statements, experience working in accounts payable, experience working with receivables and revenue collection, experience with reconciling bank accounts, experience with fixed asset activity
  • Strong Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Ability to meet established timelines
  • Experience using online registration and donation programs
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task and work independently

Education and Experience
An ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • 10 years experience working as an accountant in the non-profit sector and knowledge of government rules concerning non-profit organizations 

Additional Useful Skills:

  • Previous experience working with religious organizations.
  • Experience working with staff located off-site and Microsoft Teams.
  • Experience using Shelby Systems software.
  • It is not required that this staff person join the church, but Chapelwood welcomes all staff to participate in church activities.


  1. Is a deeply committed Christian, who lives out his/her faith through actions and words.
  2. Has a passion to grow in faith and for others to know Christ.
  3. Is trustworthy, with the ability to create a safe place for others, and dependable.
  4. Is teachable.
  5. Is confident in beliefs and self.
  6. Is a member of or is willing to become a member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church.


  1. Enjoys working as a self-motivated member of a dynamic and fast-paced creative team, with the ability to adapt well and handle constant change and challenges.
  2. Is able to build strong relationships with others.
  3. Fulfills the expectations of the staff as outlined in the Chapelwood UMC “Staff Values Covenant” (expected behaviors) and the “Staff Responsibilities Covenant” (core responsibilities). This includes being able to demonstrate and communicate the vision of the church.
  4. Values empowering and then working alongside lay core teams.


Chapelwood offers a competitive compensation package of salary and excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision, retirement) commensurate with education and work experience. Particulars of compensation will be worked out with the successful candidate upon satisfactory completion of financial and criminal background checks.

If you think God might be calling you to this position, contact: