Sample Church Bookkeeper Resume

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Brian Watkins
1700 Burke Street
Cambridge, MA 2141

Job Objective Highly motivated and resourceful Church Bookkeeper with strong accounting skills looking to find employment within the accounting field.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Exceptional experience in managing database software
  • Deep knowledge of internet browsers
  • Huge knowledge of church equipments and operations
  • Remarkable ability to check invoices within timeframe
  • Outstanding ability to maintain various files on computer
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize activities as per timeframe
  • Familiarity with Quickbooks for coding and bill paying
  • Ability to reconcile petty cash receipts
  • Ability to process financial mail, invoices and statements

Professional Experience:

Church Bookkeeper
Federated Church, Cambridge, MA
August 2007 – Present


  • Performed various bookkeeping functions for church as processing check requisitions.
  • Assisted in all financial transfers and facilitate adjustments if required.
  • Reconciled receipts for petty cash and processed account payable invoices.
  • Maintained record of individual contributions and tuition.
  • Prepared reports for all payroll taxes and submitted all forms.
  • Managed and stored permanent records from last year carefully.
  • Performed research on all data to prepare church budget.
  • Distributed annual income appropriately in expense reports.

Church Bookkeeper
Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church, Cambridge, MA
May 2004 – July 2007


  • Prepared summary for treasurer for all expenses for month.
  • Evaluated online payments of parish obligations to ensure accuracy.
  • Prepared checks to be signed by church officials before mailing.
  • Developed payroll on monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Prepared and maintain accuracy of all time cards for non clergy staff members.
  • Maintained records of financial contributions in church database.
  • Assisted to handle cash receipts and manage all cash disbursement.
  • Maintained records of all donations and sent contribution letters to patrons.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
McKendree College, Lebanon, IL

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