Position Opening: Bookkeeper
Supervised by: Treasurer
Date Posted: January 18, 2019

The Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston (UUCR) has an opening for a part-time bookkeeper. This position involves about 10 hours of work per week.  The position is not eligible for benefits, and the person selected will be compensated for their time as a professional contractor. The bookkeeper reports to the Church Treasurer, who is elected by the Congregation from among their membership.

The responsibilities of the bookkeeper include the following:

  • Maintain an electronic General Ledger.  Record all contributions and other income and post receipts to the General Ledger. 

  • Track members’ contributions to annual and capital campaigns against their pledge commitment. 

  • Prepare quarterly reports on contributions for the Treasurer to send to the members.

  • Process invoices, bills, and vouchers; enter into the General Ledger and prepare checks for payment.

  • Make journal entries of payroll transactions into the Church’s financial system.  (Payroll is handled by an outside contractor and managed by the Treasurer.)

  • Reconcile bank statements each month for all accounts.

  • Prepare monthly financial statements (balance sheets and income statements).

  • Maintain all financial records in the UUCR accounting system.

  • Attend Finance Committee meetings and Board meetings when appropriate.

Applicants must demonstrate experience dealing with the financial transactions of a small business or nonprofit organization. They will need to learn Church Windows, a proprietary accounting and management software program.  They must be able to work without direct supervision on the tasks enumerated above.  While some work can be done offsite, most work will require the successful applicant to work in the church office.

To apply, email a resume to Treasurer@uureston.org or send a resume by mail to UUCR (1625 Wiehle Avenue, Reston VA 20190). Applicants will be contacted and should be prepared to submit names of two references and salary requirements if selected for interview.  If applicant is an accounting firm, please provide a summary of firm experience and capabilities, billing rates, and client references. This position is open until filled.