Bookkeeper

  • Part Time
  • Markham

Website The Bridge, A Markham Community Church

the bridge is a multi-ethnic and multi-generational church located in Markham. the bridge exists to create transformational connections with God, self, the church, and the world. We do this corporately through our gatherings, our groups, our growing, our giving, and our going. We gather for a renewed and inspired perspective, we group to put inspired life into practice, we grow through personalizing our faith in Jesus, we give to produce growth and development, and we go to perpetuate the goodness of God.

The Bookkeeper will effectively administer the finances of the church. This includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial recordkeeping, financial reports and database management related to donations. The Bookkeeper provides financial support to staff and various church ministries. This position also oversees a team of finance volunteers.

This is a part-time role for 20 hours per week and will report to the Director of Administration.
This role offers the flexibility to work remotely or in-office, but is required to work on-site once a week to coordinate necessary paperwork, cheques, etc.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Process account payables (e.g. invoices, reimbursements, cheque requests, etc.), and account receivables (e.g. donations, ministry income, etc.)
  • Process and reconcile both weekly and monthly donations and deposits for counting and recording by the finance team; ensure giving records are updated and accurate
  • Execute and prepare necessary weekly reconciliation for weekly giving reports
  • Ensure all financial transactions are recorded in QuickBooks for accurate reporting
  • Process payroll and payroll-related expenses for all staff
  • Prepare monthly Visa statements and monthly reports of expenditures for each ministry
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and giving reports
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliation to ensure accurate reporting and financial records
  • With the Director of Administration, prepare for the annual financials and work with the auditor as required
  • Assist staff and ministry leaders in the management of ministry budgets
  • Help prepare financial reports/updates for annual congregation meetings as required

Other Financial Duties:

  • Act as the first point of contact for financial matters and liaise with volunteers as required
  • Responsible for the maintenance of financial records
  • Oversee the finance team to process and record weekly income (donations and ministry income); assist with the counting and recording of giving as required
  • Assist the Director of Administration and Finance Committee on the development of an annual budget
  • Prepare annual giving statements and tax receipts; coordinate with the administrative team to ensure the mailing of statements and receipts
  • Ensure compliance to church policies and procedures, CRA guidelines and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Administration or Lead Pastor
  • Provide financial support to the Board and Finance Committee as required

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in finance or accounting, or a minimum of 2 years related experience
  • Demonstrated experience with financial software
  • Financial experience in a not-for-profit and/or church environment an asset

Skills & Abilities:  

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills with strong attention to detail and an aptitude for numbers
  • Demonstrated experience working independently, as well as with a variety of teams
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a high level of professionalism and desire to serve
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines and tasks
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with a variety of teams
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and experience with databases

For more information on the bridge, visit our website at  www.thebridgemarkham.com. If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@thebridgemarkham.com. the bridge invites fully qualified candidates to apply for the following position(s), however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

the bridge is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities and will work with you during the selection process if this is required. All applications will be reviewed but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@thebridgemarkham.com