Full-Time or Part-Time Bookkeeper

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
Valparaiso, IN
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Job Description

The Bookkeeper serves as a professional assistant to the Pastor in administrating the finances of the parish.  The Bookkeeper oversees the parish finances in accordance with diocesan, parish, and government standards, and within a framework of shared ministry of Catholic values.



  • Prepares, administers, and reviews the parish budget
  • Maintains an accurate filing and record keeping and reporting system for all parish financial matters.
  • Prepares, seeks approval of, and submits all financial reports
  • Administers the payroll and benefits plan for all employees
  • Monitors the collection, counting, recording, and depositing of all parish revenues
  • Serves as staff contact with the Parish Finance and Pastoral Councils, and as parish contact with the diocese, vendors, and outside organizations with regard to finance matters.


  • Demonstrate understanding, respect and support of the Catholic Church's teaching, mission and values
  • Undergraduate Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related discipline or equivalent professional experience.
  • Experience in accounting, finance, or related business practices
  • Experience with a not-for-profit organization or Church management is preferred.
  • Proficiency in working with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to learn and utilize other software and office equipment
  • Strong verbal and written communications, interpersonal, multi-tasking, and organizational skills

About the Employer

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish is in the growing and vibrant community of Valparaiso, Indiana.  We are a community alive with the mission of the Church to bring Christ to our community and bring our community to Christ.