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Business Administrator/Bookkeeper

First Presbyterian Chruch of Dearborn

Dearborn, MI

Category: Business/Administration

Posted on: July 17, 2019

Job Description:

Brief Description: The Business Administrator/Bookeeper is a member of the Senior Pastor's six person staff serving a 360 member Presbyterian Church. This role will be responsible for keeping the financial books and administering to the various business of First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn, MI

Salary: $40,000-48,000 (depending on experience level)

Benefits: Health and dental insurance, paid time off

Hours: Full Time (40 hours a week salaried)

Reporting: the Business Administrator will report to the Senior Pastor and secondarily to the Finance Committee of the Church.

Purchasing for Church needs and outside contractors and vendors
Payroll preparation and submission to Paychex
Preparation of materials for annual membership pledge campaign and receiving_noemailpleted pledges for annual budget process
Receipt and management of member/attender pledges and donor gifts
Preparation of quarterly and annual donor statements
Managing accounts payable, accounts receivable, and annual budget preparation
Filing quarterly payroll taxes
Completing monthly account reconciliations
Preparing monthly and annual financial statements
Coordinating with outside accounting firm for annual review
Managing key access to the building including issuing digital key cards for one time or long term use via key card agreements and required deposits
Working with the Clerk of Session (Elder board) to prepare and file annual attendance and membership reports to the denomination
Supervision of full time custodial position
Unlocking rooms as necessary for groups using the building during office hours
Oversight and maintenance of office supplies, office equipment/machines, and postage meter
Work with Senior Pastor and Personnel Committee to update and distribute the personnel manual as well as ensure personnel policies and procedures for new employees are properly administered
Keep records of employee vacation requests approved by the Senior Pastor
Maintain Church's insurance policy and relationship with insurance provider including making regular policy payments, making claims, interfacing with insurance agent, and other duties that may arise in regards to our insurance policy
Keep records of volunteer and staff background check release forms
Schedule service calls
Other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor or Finance Committee

About First Presbyterian Chruch of Dearborn:

First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn is a strong Church with a long legacy. We are in the process of a long term discernment of God's direction for our Church but are also happy with where God has shown up in the past and present. We are excited about the team God has placed on our staff to help lead us and minister to God's creation in Dearborn and beyond. 


At least 5 years bookkeeping experience including preparation of monthly and annual financial statements as well as account reconciliations. Experience using accounting software such as Quickbooks or ACS as well as not-for-profit or 501 (c)(3) financial reporting experience is preferred. An Associates or Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration is a plus. Strict confidential character is required due to the sensitive nature of handling donations and fulfilling requests of donors. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Business Administrator/Bookkeeper
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
40,000 - 50,000
Organization Type:
Presbyterian - PCUSA
Worship Style:
Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
First Presbyterian Chruch of Dearborn
Contact Name:
Chris Thomas
600 N. Brady Rd
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