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approx. 25 hours/month
Job Description

Faith Church is called to build an authentic, diverse community of thinking, committed disciples of Jesus Christ who are transforming our community and the world through God’s love. The Bookkeeper supports this mission by providing accounting and payroll services to ensure the financial affairs of the church are operating smoothly and properly with employees, creditors, and various government agencies.

Job Requirements:

Upon receiving from the Financial Secretary evidence of deposits made in FUMC’s bank accounts (general operating, designated, building fund, any other), promptly record the transactions in the general ledgers for the appropriate accounts, with indication of the proper classification for each item of income, pursuant to the chart of accounts.

Bill paying:
Pay all regular recurring expenses and other (including designated) expenses as properly requested by members and staff, either by authorizing electronic bank transfers or printing and mailing checks.  Enter these items in the appropriate general ledger, with indication of the proper classification for charging the items according to the chart of accounts,

Pay employees according to appropriate schedule (biweekly or monthly) for each employee, using the payroll software, and making direct deposits in employees’ accounts.

Pay Federal and Washington State taxes as required, generally as prepared by payroll software.  Prepare and file all tax reports and filings required by WA State and Federal government statute and agencies.  Reports and filings are to be completed and filed as required by pay period, quarterly, or annually.  Some will include information from the church and affiliated preschool, and some the church only.  

Receive bank account statements and reconcile against the general ledgers (monthly).

Credit Card:
Pay all credit card bills.  Send bills to employees with credit cards on a monthly basis for expense reporting.  Input all credit card transactions and reconcile, based on information reported by employees.  Follow up on outstanding expense reports.

General & Other Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the pastor, Finance Team, and staff members and volunteers
  • Keep information current in accounting software and processes.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems that arise with bookkeeping at the church, with financial institutions, and with software and service providers
  • Provide financial reports and information to the Finance Team and church ministries.  Prepare the financial portion of the annual report to the UMC Conference
  • Maintain signers of bank accounts and financial software user access (e.g. Quickbooks)
  • Attend Finance Team meetings (monthly in evening) and other meetings as needed (once or twice per month)
  • Other duties as assigned

  • A combination of education and experience that demonstrates proficiency in accounting and bookkeeping practices. 
  • Preferred: proficiency with Quickbooks, Quickbooks Payroll, and Quickbooks Time software and processes.
  • Preferred: proficiency with MS Office productivity software.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with people.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain exceptional discretion and confidentiality.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and skills.

Work Time and Location:
  • This is a part-time, non-exempt position requiring approximately 25 hours per month, 12 months per year.
  • This is a flexible work position with the ability to work primarily remotely, with occasional need to visit the church location to pick up or drop off documents or attend meetings.  Employee provides own computer, printer, and internet connection.  Internet and printing are available when at the church.

Reporting Structure:
The Bookkeeper will report directly to the Lead Pastor, with oversight by the Staff Parish Relations Committee.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to