Full-Time | Bookkeeper


The parish Bookkeeper maintains records of financial transactions, provides accounting services for the parish, and serves as the liaison with the Diocesan Shared Accounting Services (DSAS).  The parish Bookkeeper is required to exercise independent judgment and initiative in analyzing and providing recommendations regarding financial matters.  Areas of assignment include, but are not necessarily limited to, accounts receivable, payables, bank reconciliation, budgeting, purchasing, financial reporting and other related functions.  The Bookkeeper reports to the Operations Manager.

The Diocese of Orlando four core values lay the foundation for the work performed by employees.

  1. Authenticity: Conviction that God has called us to reflect exteriorly our inner life of faith in our daily living
  2. Respect: Affirming each person’s God-given dignity and uniqueness.
  3. Courage: Inspired by this gift of the Holy Spirit, we proclaim and live the Word of God fearlessly and devotedly.
  4. Commitment: Individually and collectively, we are steadfast to the team and its purpose.


The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Financial Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts, working with Diocesan Shared Accounting Services (DSAS), following diocesan bookkeeping policies and procedures.
  • Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, and preparing transactions for DSAS posting.
  • Balances subsidiary accounts by reconciling entries.
  • Reviews the Diocesan prepared general ledger for accuracy.
  • Reviews the weekly DSAS package to ensure all transactions have been properly processed and recorded. Prepares the weekly packet in the absence of the Accounting Assistant.
  • Balances general ledger by preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.
  • Assists the Operations Manager in ensuring all employee timecards are accurate and approved by supervisors; submitting payroll package to payroll office in a timely manner; working with payroll office in preparing payroll, associated taxes and reports; distributes checks.
  • Prepares bi-weekly, quarterly and annual payroll reconciliations.
  • Verifies accuracy of information in Paylocity, W-2’s and 1099’s.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, and year-end finance reports for parish and Diocese, delivered, and explained in a timely manner.
  • Reports to Operations Manager regarding the finances of parish.
  • Prepares, administers, and reviews the budget process in collaboration with the Pastor, Operations Manager and Finance Committee.
  • Liaison for parish with the Diocesan Shared Accounting Services (DSAS). Duties include:
  • Reviews codes and Approves AP; and
  • Reviews monthly and periodic reporting with DSAS Staff.

Human Resources Responsibilities

  • Assists Operations Manager with enrollment of employees in Diocesan benefit plans per direction of the Diocesan Human Resources Office including insurances, annual enrollment, retirement, and 403 (B); provides on-going information and documentation to employees.
  • Assists Operations Manager with new and terminating employee questions and paperwork.
  • Assists Operations Manager with employment actions in the HRIS system; ensures documentation is accurate and sufficient; maintains accurate employment and pay records within the HRIS system.
  • Assists Operations Manager by responding to employee payroll inquiries.
  • Supervises the Accounting Assistant.
  • Professionally communicates and interacts with staff members, management team, and Diocesan officials.
  • Provides day-to-day guidance and oversight of subordinates; actively works to promote and recognize performance.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, motivates, and develops accounting assistant; manages schedule and workflow.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Attends Diocesan required meetings and workshops.
  • Assists Operations Manager with coordination of parish property and liability insurance, worker’s compensation, in collaboration with Diocesan Risk Manager.
  • Complies with Federal, State, and local legal requirements by studying requirements; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing reports; advising management on needed action.
  • Prepares, tabulates, and analyzes regular or on-demand reports; compiles or monitors various administrative and statistical data; performs research as needed; makes applicable calculations; analyzes data and identifies trends; prepares or generates reports; and maintains records.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing professional networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Performs moderately complex work under limited supervision and maintains professional discretion in processing matters of a sensitive or confidential nature from both a legal and ethical perspective. 
  • Performs additional projects as required by the Operations Manager.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Requires an appreciation and respect for the Catholic Church and its teachings. Church employees must conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with and supportive of the mission and purpose of the Church. Their public behavior must not violate the faith, morals or laws of the Church or the policies of the diocese.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field, finance and/or accounting required; CPA preferred.
  • Demonstrated technical ability in accounting or finance with five (5) or more years of professional experience in positions of increasing responsibility.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and financial reporting methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of budgeting principles and practices (including use of spreadsheet software), general ledger and reconciliation practices.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with PDS, QuickBooks software, Paylocity preferred.


  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skill.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with the Operations Manager.
  • Excellent analytical skills with an ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Knowledge of and respect for the Catholic Church, its teaching, and mission required.


This person may need to be available in the evening and weekends, as needed. Must be willing to work in conditions of stress and function well under pressure.


Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (15 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation performing repetitive motions of the fingers, hands, wrists and arms. Requires the ability to read/see up close and at a distance. A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.