Church Accountant
PCLG has an immediate opening for a part-time Church Accountant. A description of the position and its main duties appears below. To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to personnel@pclg.org. For more information, write to this same email address.  
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
 
Title: Church Accountant
 
Purpose: To provide accurate and detailed accounting services for the church and the church’s preschool.
 
Hours: Approximately 20 hours per week, including Monday mornings.
 
Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or similar field.
 
Experience: Five or more years in a similar position; full-charge bookkeeping experience required; church and/or other non-profit accounting experience desirable.
 
Skills: Proficiency in Excel; willingness to learn church database/accounting program.
 
Strengths: Ability to work closely and cooperatively with Director of Operations, Church Administrator and office team members; flexibility; discretion; attention to detail.  
 
Main Duties:
  1. Provide comprehensive accounting services for church finances, including special accounts that require a working knowledge of fund accounting.
  2. Work closely with church Finance Committee in establishing budgets.
  3. Generate financial reports: monthly, annual and others as required.
  4. Coordinate annual financial reviews and periodic audits.
  5. Generate monthly budget vs. actuals reporting for those responsible for expendables.
  6. Coordinate with Director of Operations and Church Administrator to ensure that good processes and internal controls are developed, communicated and maintained for all transactions.
  7. Manage checking account transactions and reconcile monthly bank statements.
  8. Maintain records of investments as directed by the church Session.
  9. Recruit, train and oversee volunteers who count receipts or provide other supportive services.
  10. Ensure payroll system is maintained, including records and the timely issue of payroll checks.
  11. Print and sign checks using controls, which include verifying expenditure authorities and available budget.
  12. Provide support to the annual stewardship campaign.
  13. Maintain confidential giving (stewardship) records; issue giving reports to the congregation; send receipts for memorial and other donations.
  14. Maintain software applications and computer skills sufficient for church financial needs.
  15. Attend occasional staff meetings as required.

  The Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.