Church Accountant Job Description (Bookkeeper)

Church Accountant Job Description free below along with Church Bookkeeping Practices Policy and Procedure to download...


The purpose of the Church Accountant - Bookkeeper Job Description is to provide financial services to church members and professional church staff.

The Church Accountant has the overall responsibility for the management of the accounting business office and often including supervision of the staff or volunteer assistants.



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The Church Bookkeeping Practices Policy and Procedure is available free to download, customize for your church and print so that your bookkeeper will have organization, just click the link above.

There are many key responsibilities and duties with this particular job position including the ones on the job description below for Church Accountant/Bookkeeping:

  • To obtain and record pledges made during the [Special Church Event].
  • To prepare quarterly giving or contribution statements.
  • To enter weekly contributions to general fund, building fund, special funds, and donor designated funds.
  • To keep confidential all financial contribution information.
  • To enter all invoices submitted for payment, cut checks, submit to treasurer for signature, and prepare for mailing.
  • To balance checking account and investment accounts and submit reconciliation to treasurer for signature.
  • To submit to the church treasurer and church administrator a listing of all checks written during the month.
  • To prepare monthly reports for the Church Board and individual ministry teams.
  • To process payroll on a biweekly basis.
  • To prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly payroll tax forms and make necessary deposits, and prepare W-2s at year-end.
  • Prepare a yearly budget draft for review and adoption by the Church Board.
  • To back up the computer system.
  • To prepare for and cooperate with those appointed to perform a yearly audit of financial records.
  • To prepare year-end financial reports for annual meeting.
  • To perform other necessary and related work as may be assigned.  

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Church Accountant Job Description (Bookkeeper)


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