Davenport IA

Part-time, Nonexempt

Accounting Assistant

Join the staff of one of the legacy church families of the Quad Cities! First Presbyterian Church of Davenport, Iowa is seeking a talented professional to thrive in this part time position reporting to the Finance Manager. Part-Time Accounting Assistant responsibilities include recording invoices, expense reports, and reimbursements; entering financial transactions into our internal databases; and reconciling monthly and quarterly bank and investment accounts. Hours are estimated to be 10 hours a week and are flexible to your schedule. Hours may increase slightly in order to complete quarterly account reconciliations.


General Ledger: Assist in maintaining balanced general ledgers through the posting of all accounting entries, recording cash receipts, disbursement, and necessary journal entries required. Print reports from the general ledger system as requested.

Weekly pledge collection: Receive and tabulate all Church and Foundation monies.

Volunteers: Co-supervise the volunteers in the counting and the distribution of the weekly cash and pledge collections.

Contribution Statements: Fold and stuff quarterly contribution statements and deliver to the Post Office.

Posting receipts: Post all methods of payment (for example, cash, checks, ACH bank transfers, credit card receipts, stock donations) into donors’ accounts on church accounting software.

Memorials: Record and acknowledge memorial contributions. Mail complete listings to survivor contact person monthly.

Accounts Payable: Enter invoices for payment as directed by the Finance Manager.

Follow up on contributions and payables: Follow up on questions and concerns regarding contributions and/or payables and reconcile any differences.

Check preparation: Prepare all disbursement checks for approval and signature.

Recurring payments: Process monthly, recurring payments to organizations that are not originated by an invoice and each of which is properly approved.

Supporting documentation: Request supporting documentation for requests for payment, if needed.

Account reconciliations: Reconcile bank and investment statements for multiple accounts as designated by the Finance Manager. This includes preparing and posting necessary journal entries.

Communications: Able to work with staff and volunteers and interact well with members of the congregation.

In-kind donations: Prepare letters to members regarding in-kind donations.

Payroll processing: Serve as backup for payroll processing.

Account reconciliations for custodial and passthrough accounts: Prepare detailed account reconciliations for custodial and passthrough accounts quarterly as instructed by the Finance Manager.

Journal entries: Copy and attach support for journal entries. Record standard journal entries.

Other duties as assigned by the Finance Manager.


Position requires 2-3 years of accounting, bookkeeping or banking experience.  Extensive computer knowledge required.


Reports to the Finance Manager

The above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee with this job title. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee assigned to this job. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.