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The Sanctuary Church

Financial Secretary / Bookkeeper

The Sanctuary Church
Deland, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 11/03/2016
Categories: Business/Administration - Secretarial/Office
Denominations: Church of God -- Cleveland
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

The Sanctuary Church has an opening for a part-time financial secretary.  An effective financial secretary will receive, record, and deposit all funds received by the congregation in a timely, thorough and confidential manner. This is accomplished using Quick Books accounting software and a modified cash basis of fund accounting.  All activity in this position will be in accordance with IRS regulations for a charitable organization.

Description of Duties

  • Maintain, organize and ensure safe storage of internal physical accounting records.
  • Maintain a strict level of confidentiality in the areas of, but not limited to: financial disbursements, internal giving records, compensation information and insurance for which access is granted. 
  • Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable
  • Budget planning, forecasting, adherence (overall and individual ministry areas), and monthly budget meetings
  • Deliver deposits to bank.
  • Costs reporting and financial forecasts
  • Ensuring compliance with all audits, accounting and reporting requirements
  • Submit payroll
  • Analyze current systems / processes and bring forward suggestions for improvements.
  • Attend monthly All-Staff meetings, and any other meetings and training seminars as requested.

 Required Skills

  • Must be a follower of Jesus Christ, stable mature Christian, faithful in a local church and tithing, and have a lifestyle that demonstrates obedience.
  • Fully supportive of decisions and loyal to the mission and leadership of The Sanctuary Church.
  • Ability to perform services independently, without direct supervision, as well as work cohesively within a team environment.
  • Statistical, mathematical and financial statement analysis skills.
  • Knowledge and principles of preparing correspondence and forms.
  • Excellent communication, both orally and in writing, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical, high attention to detail, and strong organizational skills.
  • A positive attitude at all times and poise under pressure.
  • A Minimum of two years in church accounting or nonprofit accounting.
  • Ability to do all month end financial reporting including fund balance reports, financial statements, statement of cash flows and balance sheets.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and budgeting.
  • Practical experience in in fund-based accounting and account reconciliation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills including Quick Books, Power Church, MS Word, and Excel.
  • Attention and precision in account reconciliation and report generation.
  • A demonstrated ability to maintain sensitive confidential church information.
  • Possess one or more of the following gifts:   Administration, Serving and Giving.

 Time Requirements

  • This is a part-time, three days per week position.

 How to Apply

  • Please send your resume to Melissa Sprung at