Bookkeeper, Saint Dominic Parish

Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet
Employment Type
Full Time
Bolingbrook, IL
Posted Date

Reports to:  Business Manager & Principal

Primary Function:  To aid the business manager and principal in managing the financial business of Saint Dominic Church and School.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support the Parish
    • Understands and supports mission and purpose of the parish and school
    • Ex officio member of Finance Council; generates reports for monthly meetings
    • Manages payroll, pension payments, and other human resources functions
    • Inputs weekly offertory and prepares year-end parishioner tax statements
    • Prepares reports for bulletin

  • Accounting Functions
    • Aids in preparation of yearly budget and prepares cash forecasts
    • Maintains banking relationships
    • Processes accounts payable and check disbursements for church and school operations
    • Directs purchasing procedures and review of contracts
    • Records all financial transactions for church and school and prepares journal entries
    • Prepares deposits for miscellaneous donations received and takes to the bank
    • Manages tuition payments and maintains database
    • Prepares reconciliation for the church and school operating and activity accounts
    • Closes financial records and audit at year-end and processes 1099’s & 1096’s

  • Other Responsibilities
    • Monitors endowment
    • Prepares applications for grants, loans, bequests, etc. as needed
    • Participates in church and school fundraising campaigns, in cooperation with other staff and volunteer councils
    • Collaborates with preparation of events and other tasks as assigned by the Pastor, Business Manager, and Principal
    • Must support the mission, philosophy, objectives and policies of St. Dominic Parish and the Diocese of Joliet

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience in Bookkeeping; Bachelor Degree is a plus
  • Typing skills
  • Experience using accounting software, Microsoft Office and Google Docs
  • Ability to handle phone calls promptly and courteously
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently with responsibility