Parish Bookkeeper

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
Employment Type
Part Time
Apex, NC
Posted Date

Hours per week: 30 hours, flexible based on work load  

Key responsibilities / day-to-day job functions

The bookkeeper of St. Mary Magdalene Parish is a professional who assists in support of the pastor and Finance Committee. This position is a steward of the financial and personnel resources of the parish and enables the other ministries to function effectively. The parish bookkeeper is a person of faith, committed to strong financial policy compliance and assists the parish in fulfilling its mission and purpose.

Job Responsibilities

Performs and supervises day-to-day accounting duties including financial statement preparation.

  • Prepares, administers and reviews budget process, in compliance with diocesan policy and in collaboration with pastor and Finance Committee
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures in accordance with industry and diocese standards
  • Collaborates with the Finance Committee to produce reports, submissions and chart of accounts to ensure all funds processed promote the life and mission of the parish
  • Participates in the development and implementation of parish personnel policies in collaboration with the pastor and the diocese
  • Processes time and leave records and administers salary and benefits program
  • Coordinates with Columbarium Committee on the financial reporting and records for the operation of the columbarium
  • Maintains good working relationships with the parish community, other parish staff, diocesan personnel, and other groups and authorities

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business management
  • Minimum of five years of related work experience in a professional business setting encompassing a majority of the major areas of responsibility listed above
  • Proficiency in MS Office products
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks, Peachtree, or other accounting software



Position Start Date: April 2019