Parish Bookkeeper

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Employment Type
Full Time
Raleigh, NC
Posted Date

Our Lady of Lourdes is a vibrant Catholic Parish of 1,400 families and we are currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Parish Bookkeeper. Under the supervision of the Business Manager, the Parish Bookkeeper is responsible for processing the day-to-day finances and expenses of the parish.   

Hours Per Week:  40 (Full-time)

Main Responsibilities: 

  •  -Maintains the financial books and records of the parish.
  • -Process accounts payable (church bills approved by Pastor/Business Manager.
  • Accounts receivable billings to Diocese, School, Church bills.
  • Provide offertory/special collection information for the bulletin on a weekly basis.
  • Make bank deposits.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Set up/make changes to automatic bank drafts/online giving accounts for parishioners.
  • Organize counting teams, provide them with weekly collections, prepare collection bags.
  • Coordinate and track records for Bishop’s Annual Appeal.
  • Process staff payroll and new staff paperwork.
  • Prepare cash flow forecasts/monthly financial statements monthly for the Finance Council.
  • Working with the Business Manager, prepare yearly budget for the parish.
  • Send yearly contribution statements to parishioners.
  • Process Federal and State paperwork for taxes, 1099’s and W2’s.
  • Prepare E-585 NC Dept. of Revenue sales tax refund tax return every six months.
  • Maintain donation database/parishioner changes in conjunction with the receptionists.
  • Send monthly extract reports to envelope company.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.
  • Education with a focus in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • Experience in accounting or bookkeeping, preferably for a parish.
  • Excellent computer skills – specifically with Excel.
  • Experience with ACS software – a plus.

Position Start Date:  As soon as possible.

Posting Expiry Date:  When filled.