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Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

2815 36th St & Mass. Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Phone: (202) 333-4730

Posted: 08.10.2020

Cathedral Bookkeeper/Office Assistant

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Founded in 1904, our parish serves The Great Tradition of the Orthodox Church in the Nation’s Capital with parishioners living in DC, Maryland and Virginia. We are blessed to have a Proistamenos who has been with us for 35 years, an Assistant Priest and a renowned chanter. Our community supports a homeless shelter (Friendship House) with food and clothing provided through the Philoptochos, and hosts a variety of activities targeted to all ages: Little Angels, JOY, GOYA, YAL, Kali Parea (for seniors), Adult Bible Study, Men’s Symposium (men’s ministry), Bookstore, Greek Language School (children and adult), Sunday School and Campus Ministry (American University).

The Cathedral is seeking its next Bookkeeper/Office Assistant.


Responsible for handling all financial transactions for the Cathedral’s many programs and activities using QuickBooks.


  • Maintain the Cathedral’s books and records using QuickBooks, Transaction Pro (moves data in and out of QB for Faith Direct), and other Parish software
  • Enter transactions into A/P and make disbursements
  • Record deposit transactions from various electronic sources
  • Make check and cash deposits
  • Update Steward records as appropriate
  • Reconcile Fund activity monthly
  • Process bi-weekly payroll (Perform all payroll responsibilities)
  • Oversees year-end statements, end of year personnel tax statements, 1099 statements, automated giving, bank and credit card reconciliations.
  • Produce financial reports and distribute to Parish Council officers
  • Support ad hoc analysis as requested
  • Support the annual budgeting process
  • Maintain a proper cash flow control to meet obligations
  • Work with the Audit Committee and independent Certified Public Accountant to conduct audits and reviews of the Church's financial statements.
  • Completes any other duties as may be assigned.

Office Assistant

  • Answer phone as needed
  • Interact with visitors to the Cathedral office in a courteous and professional manner
  • Assist office with visitor that want to see the Cathedral and facilities
  • Assist Cathedral Administrator with postal mailings
  • Distribute the mail
  • Assist in processing all church raffles.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, management, accounting. May substitute an Associate degree if 5 plus years of experience
  • Minimum of three years of previous experience in accounting or finance in a professional environment
  • Strong computer skills including advanced capabilities in Excel (including ability to generate pivot tables, analytics on large quantities of data), QuickBooks, and CRM databases (such as Salesforce)
  • Strong skills in oral and written communications, project management and organization, and interpersonal capabilities
  • Strong skills in oral and written communications, organization, and interpersonal capabilities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-starter who can work independently with minimal oversight.
  • Professional, positive, and polished demeanor and attitude.
  • High moral fiber and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Reporting Structure

  • Reports directly to the Cathedral Administrator and the Parish Council Treasurer(s).

Additional Information

  • Salary commensurate with experience and education.
  • The position is part-time, Monday through Friday, averaging five to six hours per day
  • Position is at-will employment, subject to termination by the presiding Parish Priest or Parish Council, with or without cause.

To Apply

Candidates should send their resume and cover letter to putting “Saint Sophia” in the Subject line.