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Northshore Community Church

Job Description

This position provides timely and accurate financial information on the operations of the church in accordance with generally accepting accounting principles, ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and manages financial resources of the church in accordance with applicable board governance. This includes processing church revenues, reconciling bank statements, assisting in the maintenance of accurate financial reports, insurance benefits withholding from employee paychecks, reconciling mission trips, banking deposits and withdrawals, and the recruitment and training of count team members.

PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable

  • Assist the Director of Operations in collecting, recording, and depositing cash donations and ministry revenues in accordance with NCC accounting policies and procedures
  • Prepare and distribute annual giving statements
  • Recruit, train, and oversee volunteer count team staff
  • Record online donations, registrations, and refunds
  • Approve online refund requests as directed
  • Support ministries with cash change funds and registration processing
  • Manage Accounts Payable – Process vendor invoices and check requests
  • Set up and maintain vendor payment files and other financial records according to approved record retention schedules

Financial Accounting & Reporting

  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting in conformance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Establish and maintain internal control policies and procedures to protect the financial resources of the church performing specific duties as detailed below
  • Implement all financial reports
  • Manage cash flow
  • Oversee and manage all online giving software(s) and maintenance
  • Oversee and manage accounting software and maintenance
  • Maintain fixed asset records
  • Respond to financial information requests from the congregation, the Overseers, executive management and other staff
  • Prepare or review state and federal tax reports for Director of Operations to sign
  • Reconcile monthly bank statements in a timely fashion
  • Request and maintain a file for certificates of insurance and supporting policy endorsements
  • Assist Director of Operations on special projects and reports needed from Management and/or Overseers

Human Resources

  • Backup and assist the Payroll Specialist in processing semi-monthly payroll
  • Provide internal financial training as necessary to ensure competency of church staff on financial matters
  • Maintain personnel policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal labor laws in coordination with the Director of Operations
  • Administer benefits programs for staff including retirement, medical/dental, disability, life insurance, and flexible spending plan
  • Maintain staff benefit records and ensure accurate withholding from employee paychecks

REQUIREMENTS:

  • College degree with a major in accounting; CPA desired
  • Excellent communication skills, planning and problem-solving ability with an attention to detail
  • Good computer skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft programs
  • Integrity and discretion with the ability to maintain confidences
  • Ability to work as a team member to accomplish desired results
  • Working knowledge and/or education in the proper maintenance and operation of a general ledger system, bank reconciliations, and cash receipting
  • Ability to learn, understand and command a complex church-oriented computer-based financial software program—preferably Planning Center and QuickBooks Online
  • Must be a Northshore member or pursue membership

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Immediate Supervisor: Director of Operations
  • Supports: Whole Ministry Team
  • Partners with: Count Team