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Parish Accountant

St. James’ Episcopal Church Skaneateles, NY is seeking candidates for a part time Parish Accountant position to provide bookkeeping services, and to prepare and distribute accurate financial reports and information related to the financial activity of the parish.

We are seeking candidates having strong knowledge with spreadsheet, accounting systems (QuickBooks), word processing, and experience establishing and maintaining bookkeeping systems consistent with accounting guidelines. Church experience is a plus.

Responsibilities include maintaining a financial bookkeeping system (QuickBooks) for the church, maintaining the payroll system and overseeing the preparation of staff payroll; administering the medical and group life insurance, and Church Pension Program for employees; maintaining daily funding requirements for expenses and signing checks; working cooperatively with the parish manager, treasurer and assistant treasurer; cash management; providing reports to the Rector and Chairperson of Finance Committee on current parish cash position and future cash requirements based on contributions and accounts payable; assisting in budget preparation; and other related activities as determined by the rector and Executive Finance Committee.

To express interest, please send your resume, which will be held confidential, to:

Sharon Arliss at or Ellen Kulik at