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Northminster has the following open position currently available:

Financial Secretary

Posted: April 1, 2021

20-25 hours/week as an independent contractor but may vary with the week and time of year. Compensation commensurate with experience

About Northminster Presbyterian Church

Northminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) is a vibrant community “Growing in Faith, Rooted in Love.” The church, almost 100 years old, engages in a wide range of ministries, both locally and globally, and seeks to nurture people of all ages in fellowship and faith formation. Northminster welcomes all to participate fully in the life of the church.

Position Summary


To perform the financial affairs of the church, including bookkeeping and accounting procedures, payroll, accounts payable, deposit of receipts, maintenance and communication of pledge records, accounting for special gifts, stock conversions, maintaining accounting systems and procedures, producing financial statements, and reporting statistics.

Acccountable To: Senior Pastor, Head of Staff



Maintains a healthy working relationship with the Finance Committee, Stewardship Committee, Endowment Committee, Church Treasurer, and Office Administrator.



  • Records and deposits receipts in a timely manner.
  • Maintains members’ contribution files, handles members’ stock contributions, acknowledges members’ contributions in accordance with the guidelines of the tax codes, prepares quarterly and yearly members’ contribution statements, and provides monthly reports to the Stewardship Committee.
  • Makes payments on time, allocating disbursements properly by funds and accounts. Does the accounting for the nursery school.
  • Oversees payroll, including calculating employees’ pay rates and withholdings, and preparation of W-2s for employees and 1099s for independent contractors.
  • Creates and maintains Chart of Accounts, maintains general ledger accounts, prepares cash flow statements and coordinates fund transferring.
  • Participates as staff representative on the Finance Committee.
  • Conducts bank reconciliation in a timely manner. Coordinates with Treasurer for review bank reconciliation statements.
  • Prepares financial statements before monthly Finance Committee meeting and budget reports for all Session Committees, including developing and circulating monthly reports comparing actual numbers to budget and to prior year.
  • Communicates with government agencies, Pension board, and financial institutions as required.
  • Communicates in a timely manner to all questions or concerns from church members or church employees via email or phone.


Skills and Attributes

Proficiency in

  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Financials preparation
  • Accounting procedures
  • Excel
  • Database software
  • Ability to learn ACS Technologies software (NPC accounting and membership software).



Salaried position commensurate with experience and ability and budget constraints. Estimated hours 20-25 weekly as an independent contractor, but may vary with the week and time of year. Would be required to come into church weekly to collect mail, file, etc. No employment relationship will exist, and duties (with the exception of periodic committee or staff meetings) may be performed remotely without assigned hours. This position is not eligible for benefits.

Northminster Presbyterian Church is an equal opportunity employer.


How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Financial Secretary”.