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Posted: 4/1/2019
Job Reference #: 8a78879e6859e55f016876cac0a061de

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Position: BookKeeper
Location: St John Neumann Parish - Yuma, AZ
Job Id: 818
# of Openings: 1

St John Neumann Church
Job Description
Job Title: Bookkeeper Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Department/Location: St John Neumann Roman Catholic Church - Yuma Arizona
Primary Function: Under the direction of the Pastor, is responsible, as a full-charge bookkeeper, for performing a variety of bookkeeping and accounting duties for the parish.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support the Church’s spiritual and pastoral mission
  • Abide by Catholic principles in the employee’s professional and private life and shall govern his/her professional and private life in strict accordance with Catholic morals and principles to demonstrate complete adherence to Catholic moral standards.
  • Record weekly collections and other cash receipts
  • Prepare payroll, perform state and federal payroll filings; update payroll system accordingly
  • Prepare financial reports, profit & loss statements; 403 (b) reports; maintain accounting records
  • Perform balance sheet and other reconciliations as necessary
  • Reconcile diocesan saving accounts with parish records, reconcile vendor accounts with parish records, maintain and account for petty cash funds
  • Prepare industrial insurance information; prepare and maintain employment records; enroll employees in benefit programs
  • Maintain required property and other insurance records
  • Maintain donor records; prepare operating and capital budgets for review and approval
  • Oversee the financial aspects of the Parish and school fundraisers as required
  • Arrange for special licensing as required by state or local authorities
  • Process payments to vendors and others, maintain vendor files
  • Work collaboratively with the parish finance council and the parish Board of Directors; provide information and support as requested
  • Ensure existence of verifiable audit trail for all financial transactions
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Physical/Mental Requirements: Requires coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual ability; ability to lift as required in a normal office environment.
Required Activities: Walking; sitting; standing; stooping; reaching; talking: hearing; carrying: and keyboarding.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Must have a working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of the Diocese and Catholic Church; must be in full communion with the Catholic Church
  • Excellent communications skills, verbal and written; excellent human relations and interpersonal skills
  • Exercise courtesy to fellow employees, parishioners and the public
  • Must be a self-starter; well organized; perform multiple tasks simultaneously and work with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; punctuality is a must at all times; ability to travel locally as required; weekend and overtime work may be required
  • Proficiency in computer technology to include word-processing, spreadsheets and 10 key calculators
  • Professional bearing; clean and neat personal appearance
  • Ability to pass the Diocese of Tucson Bookkeeping Test
  • Ability to successfully pass a background, criminal history, and credit history check
Education and Experience:
  • 3-5 years experience as a bookkeeper or accountant in a medium to large firm or equivalent experience
Other/Preferred Skills
  • Experience in the use of Quick Books
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred

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