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Budget and Financial Analyst: Open until filled 

Ministry Team Financial Services  
Reports To Assistant Controller  
FLSA Status Exempt  
Salary Grade 8  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category National and Global Ministries, Cleveland, Ohio  
Starting Salary  


The Budget and Financial Analyst assists in the development of the NMUCC’s overall budget, and at the departmental level, provides advice and analysis to increase the efficiency of spending.

The National Ministries United Church of Christ embraces telework and allows employees to work a hybrid schedule as reviewed and approved by their supervisor. 


  • Assists by conducting various surveys, research, data analysis, cost-benefit analyses, and expenditure and revenue forecasting.
  • Works directly with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to develop and prepare the annual budgets and will also provide regular analytic review of revenue and spend with SLT and Team Leaders to manage the Actual vs Budget on an ongoing basis.
  • Assists with projecting future financial needs and collaborates with the financial staff to prepare budget and financial reports.
  • Makes recommendations to improve the NMUCC’s fiscal efficiency based on interpretation and organization of financial information.
  • Presents budget analysis and recommendations at the beginning of each budgetary cycle.
  • Develops, organizes, and maintains files, documents, and materials relating to budgetary practices according to policies.
  • Executes transactions within the integrated budget, accounting, and purchasing system, which may include purchase requisitions, contract payment vouchers, budget data entry, appropriation revisions and budget imports.
  • Oversees and compares departmental expenditures to original budget.
  • Attends and actively participates in professional groups and seminars to stay current regarding new developments and trends in budgeting and finance.
  • Monitors changes in the local, state, and federal tax laws, and actively monitors the local economy.
  • Provides information and answers to ministry teams regarding budgets, forecasts, surveys, financial trends, and other requested data.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform successfully in this position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Budgeting, Accounting, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience involving the analytical research and reporting of complex financial data or any combination of relevant experience and education.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in accounting software and Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Thorough understanding of accounting and budgeting principles and practices, statistical methodology, generally accepted accounting principles, and generally accepted auditing standards.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles of financial analysis and economics.
  • Basic understanding of and ability to conduct cost-benefit analysis.
  • Ability to skillfully perform detailed statistical analyses of budget activities.
  • Ability to prepare and present clear, concise administrative and financial reports.
  • Ability to work independently and complete work on schedule.
  • Ability to interpret financial data contained in reports and ledgers.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with various employees, vendors, stakeholders, and other interested personnel.
  • Desire and sensitivity to work in diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and religious settings with commitment to pluralism in the workplace as well as in one’s understanding of mission.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially as well as independently.

COVID-19 Update: Protecting the health and safety of our employees is a top priority. Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment (proof of record will be required as part of the screening process).

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for the position and is subject to review and change at any time in accordance with the needs of the ministry. Since no job description can detail all duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a position, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a position shall also be considered part of the position holder’s responsibility.

It is expected that the person who holds this position will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the policies of the UCC and in a manner that will reflect positively on the organization. All staff are encouraged to nurture safety within the work performed on behalf of the UCC by being attentive to self-care, education, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and the importance of referring those in need to supportive and helpful resources.

Comprehensive Benefits Package Employer paid Health, Dental, Life and Pension Benefits  
Application Deadline Open until filled  
About the Organization The United Church of Christ

Our faith is 2000 years old. Our thinking is not.

We believe in God's Continuing Testament.

We believe in Extravagant Welcome

We believe the church's mission is to Change Lives

EOE Statement The United Church of Christ, National celebrates diversity and an inclusive environment for all employees. We are committed to a workforce that is representative of the broad spectrum of our diverse society. We endeavor to recruit employees from backgrounds that vary by race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status. The UCC is a multicultural, multiracial, open and affirming, accessible to all, Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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