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Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church seeks talented people to offer their gifts and abilities to support the church’s mission of being a welcoming and loving community of faith that learns, grows, and serves together. We believe that all staff do their own special kind of ministry, whether working with adults or children, songs or spreadsheets, congregational visits or computers, and more. We seek to support and encourage each other, our congregation, and our many neighbors here in the Lamorinda area and beyond.

Open Position: Accountant

Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church Job Title: Accountant
Reports to: Treasurer & Pastor, Families/Executive Leadership FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: 40 hours/week Schedule: Monday – Friday

Job Summary:

Independently responsible for accounts payable, payroll, financial statements, member contribution records, preparation of tax filings, and Shelby church software administration. Works closely with Treasurer, Executive Leadership, Administrative Manager, and Finance Elder in the coordination of all accounting and finance activities.

Essential Functions of the Job:

Finances – 45%

  • Supervise volunteers and participate in counting weekly receipts
  • Make bank deposits
  • Post receipts, journal entries to Shelby financial module
  • Issue checks weekly for vendors, credit cards, expense reports and ministry teams
  • Calculate and file annual use tax fees
  • Prepare financial reports and account reconciliations for committees and teams, etc.
  • Assist staff and ministry teams with operating expense related questions
  • Assist Stewardship Team with fall fundraising campaign
  • Assist Finance Team with budgets and other related maters
  • Monitor cash balances and review Positive Pay exceptions daily in checking accounts

Contributions – 25%

  • Record cash and non-cash contributions in each donor’s account
  • Match online giving to pledge drives, general giving
  • Answer donor questions about contributions
  • Produce quarterly and other member contribution statements
  • Arrange for distribution of offering envelopes for all donors

Payroll and Benefits – 25%

  • Process employee compensation information for payroll and benefits (new hires, status changes, deductions, etc.)
  • Process payroll semi-monthly
  • Prepare quarterly tax returns
  • Prepare year-end tax returns, including W-2s and 1099s
  • Maintain vacation and sick leave accounts for each employee
  • Manage accounting for 403(b) retirement plan
  • Answer employee questions as needed
  • Review benefits invoices for accuracy

Shelby Church and Fellowship One Software Administrator – 5%

  • Maintain Shelby Financial and F1 Contributions databases
  • Keep current on program/software changes
  • Maintain working knowledge of Shelby Financial and F1 Contributions Module

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Completed degree in accounting
Experience: At least five years of full accounting/bookkeeping responsibilities. Special Skills, Licenses or Certifications:
Strong PC skills
Proficient in Microsoft Excel


Able to maintain confidentiality
Good communication skills with the ability to work with different personalities Able to work independently but know when to ask for support when needed Excellent prioritization skills while multitasking
Detail orientated with a focus on organization and accuracy

Desired Qualifications:

Christian Faith
Demonstrates LOPC Core Values
Supports LOPC Mission, Vision, and Objectives Familiarity with Shelby and Fellowship One
Familiarity with small non-profit accounting and reporting

Contact Elizabeth Ball to apply.