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Bookkeeper Job Description 

I. BOOKKEEPER – ACCOUNTS PAYABLE The employee in this position is responsible for the preparation of all necessary journal and ledger entries required to fulfill the specific responsibilities listed below and preparing all forms and reports required by law, the Annual Conference, church leadership teams, and good accounting practices. 


a. Payroll: Complete and process earnings and deductions for each employee. Work with payroll service to ensure all monthly, quarterly, and annual tax reports are properly filed. 
b. Deposits: Enter income amounts received each week for each category. Enter envelope contributions each week. Maintain an accurate and up-to-date donor contact list with provided information.
c. Disbursements: Each week write checks as needed and enter journal entries within accounting system to record expenses, keeping a current bank balance available. Coordinate with an approved Church representative to have checks signed. 
d. Filing: Keep file of all paid invoices with copies of checks in alphabetical order as well as keeping a monthly check register, receipt register, and general journal register. Post all transaction to correct journal entry. 
e. Financial Statements and Reports: Close all journals at the end of the month, obtaining the balance for each account. A monthly financial statement is prepared and made available to the Finance and Trustees teams. Work with the Treasurer to ensure timely reconciling of bank statements each month. Print quarterly statements for contributions. Print pertinent reports on patterns of giving. 
f. Budget: Provide documents and information to the Finance team for annual budget process. 
III. SUPERVISION The employee in this position shall report administratively to the Finance Chair and shall be responsible to the Staff Parish Relations Committee. 


a. 2-4 years of bookkeeping experience 
b. In-depth knowledge of clerical bookkeeping principles and practices 
c. Understand basic accounting principles and budgeting practices 
d. Ability to perform detailed work with numeric data to make arithmetic computations accurately 
e. Excellent judgment, discretion and confidentiality 
f. Relies on experience and judgment to perform responsibilities 
g. Ability to work with all levels of Church personnel 
h. Computer skills, including excellent proficiency with word processing, email, Excel, QuickBooks, Quicken or other financial software. 
i. Knowledge of Shepherd Staff software is a plus

V. Job Profile: Not to exceed 10 hours a week. 

VI. Compensation: Commensurate with experience 

VII. APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply for this job, please attach your resume, cover letter, and three personal references here or mail to: The Table at Central UMC Attn: Staff Parish Committee

Contact: Samantha Aupperlee

Address: 453 Washington Court Fort Myers Beach 33931

Phone: 5618761432