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Financial Accountant Role Open

June 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022

The St. James Missionary Baptist Church

is accepting applications for an experienced

Financial Accountant

This individual must have expertise in corporate accounting practices, including but not limited to, non-profits, payroll, taxes, processing invoices, issuing payments, performing regular audits, and analyzing business transactions.

The individual must have comprehensive knowledge of bookkeeping, auditing, and budgeting processes.

This individual must be a detail-oriented, efficient and organized professional with extensive experience in accounting systems.

The Financial Accountant must be professional, with excellent communication and organizational skills.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (schedule may vary based on business needs)

Position: Financial Accountant
Summary of Position:
The St. James Missionary Baptist Church is accepting applications for an experienced
Financial Accountant. This individual must have expertise in corporate accounting
practices, including but not limited to, non-profits, payroll, taxes, processing invoices,
issuing payments, performing regular audits, and analyzing business transactions. The
individual must have comprehensive knowledge of bookkeeping, auditing, and
budgeting processes. This individual must be a detail-oriented, efficient and organized
professional with extensive experience in accounting systems. The Financial
Accountant must be professional, with excellent communication and organizational
skills. This is a full-time salaried position reporting to the Executive Pastor of
Operations with a dotted line to the Pastor and the Board of Trustees.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Schedule may vary based on
business needs).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
● Attention for details, accuracy is imperative
● Organizational skills and ability to manage deadlines
● Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Able to thrive in deadline-driven environment
● Exceptional organizational skills and aptitude for numbers
● Outstanding communication skills, written and verbal
● Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
● Outstanding phone and email etiquette
● Self-Starter
Responsibilities:
● Reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports
to balances.
● Charges expenses to accounts by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording
entries
● Pay employees by receiving and verifying expense reports and requests for
advances; preparing checks

● Monitor and track leave balances to determine if paid or unpaid leave, based
on church policy and procedures.
● Collect, compile and enter timekeeping information for the bi-weekly payrolls.
● Update payroll records by recording changes including insurance coverage,
salary increase and processing state and federal payroll taxes.
● Maintain the general ledger by verifying and posting account transactions.
● Maintain and do an internal audit of church financial records (audit accounts
for errors, misinformation, fraud, and overspending).
● Oversee budget and financial management.
● Perform duties related to bookkeeping, preparation of government audits,
taxes, and financial planning.
● Review church and personal income tax returns.
● Detect and address potential compliance issues proactively.
● Maintain compliance with all state and federal regulations.
● Serve as liaison to the IRS, State Agencies, and our clients.
● Prepare monthly, annual and adhoc financial reports of the Deacon Board,
Ministries, Board of Trustees, specifically the BOT finance committee and
church business meetings.
● Collaborate with staff on Tax preparation and planning.
● Familiarity with AGS and financial statements.
● Conduct 1099, preparation and W-2 forms to employees and vendors.
● Research and resolve tax and accounting issues.
● Conduct periodic internal audits for accuracy in financial records, expenses, and
savings.
● Organize and file all federal, state, and local income tax documents.
● Develop and implement effective accounting policies and processes.
● Recommend fiscally advantageous methods to save money.
● Work with tax returns and analyze financial information to ensure taxes are
paid on time.
● Create and analyze budget.
● Act as a consultant in areas such as compensation, benefits, and asset
protection.
● Oversee accounts payable and receivable.
● Forecast revenue and analyze ledgers.
● Participate in strategic planning, fraud prevention training, and budget
development.
Minimum Qualification:
● 1-3 years accounts payable or general accounting procedures.
● Demonstrated experience in bookkeeping, accounts payable and/or accounts
receivable.
● Proficient in data entry, Microsoft Office Suite and accounting software.
● Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field.
● Demonstrated tax knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations

In-person, full-time salaried position

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