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The Bookkeeper role includes:

  • General bookkeeping and accounting tasks and maintain related documentation files,
  • Setting up new customers and donors as needed
  • Posting cash receipts
  • Preparing contribution acknowledgments and donor statements
  • Preparing invoices and customer statements
  • Setting up new vendors as needed; requesting W-9s as required; sending out 1099’s
  • Receiving invoices, bills, check requests and expense reports, reviewing for completeness and compliance with client policy, routing for approvals and posting
  • Entering payroll and preparing associated journal entries
  • Preparing cash disbursements and routing for approvals
  • Monitoring bank activity and accessing images as needed via online access
  • Preparing bank account and other account reconciliations
  • Preparing schedules for monthly close and associated journal entries
  • Completing tax and compliance forms for government entities
  • Performs day to day client communication, report or status submissions and requests for information.
  • Organizes, creates and maintains up-to-date electronic files.
  • Maintains a strict level of confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
  • Fulfills other duties and responsibilities as requested or as assigned.

 What you need:

  • Education and/or prior experience in general accounting/bookkeeping, receivables, payables and payroll.
  • Computer literacy: a proficiency in accounting software, email, MS Office and a capacity to learn other programs as needed. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and via email.
  • Ability to deal with problems in a positive manner and find effective solutions or know where to seek assistance.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • Punctuality and dependability.
  • Ability to work independently in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Solid time management and organizational skills with the ability to adapt to change, multi-task and be flexible.
  • A familiarity with or a willingness to learn about nonprofit accounting and an understanding of religious organizations and non-profits will give the candidate an advantage in servicing the clients.
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