JOB POSTING: ACCOUNTANT / BOOKKEEPER

Reporting To: Executive Director (Permanent Part-Time, 12 hours per week)

ABOUT WEST VANCOUVER UNITED CHURCH (WVUC)

West Vancouver United Church (WVUC) has maintained a faithful presence in the community of West Vancouver for over 100 years. We are firmly rooted in our Christian identity which shapes all that we do out of a deep love for God, one another and our neighbours, near and far. Our ministry extends to young and old through worship, care, fellowship and service. We have a strong history of reaching out to support many causes and initiatives. We are a passionate and committed group of people who enjoy the fellowship of working together for the sake of others. We provide opportunities for people to make meaningful contributions, both within our church and in the broader community.

Mission: rooted in love of God and neighbour and guided by the Holy Spirit, we are called to help make disciples for Jesus, who will bless and mend God’s broken and beloved world.

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of West Vancouver United Church (WVUC), and working closely with the Treasurer and Finance & Administration Committee, the Accountant /Bookkeeper is responsible for maintaining the financial records of the church.

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES

FINANCIAL DUTIES

Assists with maintenance of financial records for the church, including:

● Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.
● Bank deposits.
● Manage and record givings and deposits, including those made online.
● Process expense claims.
● Payroll.
● Month end financial statements and reporting.
● Monthly reconciling of bank statements.
● Year end government reporting including tax receipts.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Education and Experience

● Accounting diploma or higher or bookkeeping certificate.
● Minimum of 2 years related experience.

Technical Competencies

● Proficient with Sage 50, MS Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel, and cloud-based platforms such as Dropbox and Google Suite.
● Aptitude for understanding various software platforms. Where a platform is unfamiliar, has a willingness to learn.

Soft Skills

● Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to build and nurture internal and external relationships.
● Able to build strong and respectful working relationships with peers.
● Strong written and verbal communication skills.

The Accountant/Bookkeeper position is a permanent part-time position of 12 hours per week. References will be required.

Please apply in writing: include your resume and why you are interested in this position. A criminal record check will be required for the successful applicant.