Bookkeeper

Bookkeeper

Role: To  provide weekly bookkeeping support by processing incoming funds, making deposits, reconciling accounts and handling Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable using established procedures.

Minimal Requirements: The successful candidate will have an understanding of basic accounting principles, experience doing typical bookkeeping tasks, and familiarity with electronic bookkeeping tools. Must be pleasant and articulate, able to problem solve basic office challenges, and refer problems to appropriate staff or congregation members as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Accurate and timely account for and deposit of all incoming physical funds (cash and checks).
  2. Accurate and timely reconciliation of electronic funds received.
  3. Ensure that records in PowerChurch are accurately maintained (will train).
  4. Contribution statements sent out to members as needed including fiscal and calendar year end.
  5. All invoices and reimbursement requests will be paid timely and accurately.
  6. Payroll reports will be reconciled on an at least monthly basis.
  7. Journal entries for various fees, and other incomes, will be made as necessary.
  8. Provide reports as requested.
  9. Maintain calendar of repeating invoices/items.
  10. Coordinate with and be responsible to Director of Finance & Administration

Other Responsibilities:

Meets regularly with their supervisor, the Director of Finance & Administration, and attends staff meetings and retreats as requested.

Core Competencies: 

Organizing. Can gather and organize resources (people, funding, materials, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; can use resources effectively and efficiently.

Self-Sufficiency. Requires minimal to no daily oversight. Can pace self based on job needs

Interpersonal relationships. Relates well to all kinds of people, inside and outside of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; builds effective and constructive relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; is regarded as a team player.

Planning.  Accurately assesses the length and difficulty of a project; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedules and task assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.

Managing conflict.  Deals with problems quickly and directly; steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly, focuses when listening; settles disputes collaboratively and equitably; finds common ground and gets cooperation.

Trust and integrity.  Is widely trusted; seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values during good and bad times; acts in line with those values

General Compensation and Terms

The Bookkeeper is a 5-6 hour per week employee.

  • Rate will be $15-$20 per hour based on experience and qualifications.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Director of Finance & Administration, Charles Lewis at director@ucdsm.org.