The Bookkeeper will report to the Office Manager. The Bookkeeper also, as do all church staff, reports to the Session, with the Personnel Committee of the Session serving as interface.
Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The basis for this requirement is that the person will often be the first contact that a non-member has with this congregation, whether by walking into the office or by calling on the telephone.
Be punctual, organized, self-directed person that will follow weekly/monthly schedule of activities that will meet deadlines with minimum supervision.
Present a pleasant, cheerful attitude toward callers, both those in person and those on the telephone. Also, present a well-groomed appearance appropriate to the office environment.
Have the ability to recognize information that is of a confidential nature, and the self-discipline to maintain that confidentiality.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
3-5 years relevant experience working in accounting and bookkeeping
Thorough knowledge and understanding of GAAP
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proficient skills in QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel
Experience with accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger
High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Processing accounts payable.
Researching and resolving account payable issues with vendors.
Managing bank and general ledger reconciliations.
Researching and correcting account discrepancies.
Posting journal entries.
Performing month-end closings.
Preparing the trial balance.
Preparing financial statements.
Performing contributions data entry.
Develop annual budget and cash flow with input from ministry teams.