Sacred Heart Church, Norfolk Virginia – Bookkeeper position

Job Description:

The Bookkeeper posts transactions, maintains payroll and financial records necessary for proper accounting according to generally acceptable accounting principles and best practices for a Church organization. The position is part-time (15-20 hours per week) and FLSA non-exempt category.


  • A Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred with a minimum of 30 hours in   Accounting
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience in a bookkeeper role, especially in a not-for-profit organization.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in reconciling of general ledger and bank accounts preferred
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Access, Parish Soft Accounting software, mutual flexibility in work schedule.
  • Ability to respect Catholic doctrine and religious practices
  • Maintaining professional standards of confidentiality.



  1. General accounting duties, including entering data, posting gifts, preparing checks and making bank deposits and Formulation of annual operating budget.
  2. Monthly reporting to the Pastor, parish finance council, and the Diocese of Richmond.
  3. Execution of budget including income statements, cash flow management, and deposits and expenditures
  4. Maintaining parish databases, accounting records, and filing IRS statements and claims
  5. Execution of payroll efforts, including taxation and benefits.
  6. Preparing monthly reconciliation of bank and investment accounts
  7. Processing gift acknowledgments and notification of gifts as well as produce and mail statements for parishioners and donors.
  8. Other duties as assigned

Pay and benefits are based on diocesan pay scale as enumerated by the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.

Interested parties should send resume and cover letter to: