FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, GUELPH is a historic church in downtown Guelph that wants to live out the message of Christ today.  We have a long history in this community as a place of worship and service and as a community meeting place.    We want to be a space where people’s experiences and questions are honoured and where we can work alongside each other to make our world a better place.

Position Title

Bookkeeper, Part-Time

Overall Goal of this position

To be responsible for the recording and maintaining of the Church’s financial transactions.

General Requirements

  1. The Bookkeeper must have a good working knowledge of accounting software. The Church will keep the software updated and will fund any courses necessary for updating knowledge of the software.
  2. Issue cheques in payment of bills and ensure that the charges are entered under the correct budget line in QuickBooks.
  3. Receive the bank statement and cancelled cheques and work through the reconciliation in QuickBooks. 
  4. Prepare and print all necessary financial statements if requested by the Treasurer, who reviews the documents, copies and distributes them.
  5. Prepare payroll direct deposits and keep track of all associated information.
  6. Ensure that relevant employer expenses (CPP, EI, Pension etc.) are remitted to the appropriate entity.
  7. Prepare T4s for all employees in a timely manner each year.
  8. Prepare the Charities Return each year ensuring that all forms and submissions are complete. 
  9. Keep records for Trust accounts and all other accounts.
  10. Assist the Treasurer as requested in preparing the Annual Budget, and enter the approved budget into QuickBooks.
  11. Using the recording sheets provided by Tellers, enter the contributions from envelopes and PAR (pre authorized remittance) in QuickBooks each week, reconciling the amount to the bank deposit.
  12. Prepare and submit GST-HST return in June and December of each year.
  13. Prepare Solar Panel revenue disbursements once a year, based on reports supplied by the Turkstra Mazza Associates, lawyers.


Part-Time – starting at $23/hour

The Bookkeeper is expected to work about 5-8 hours per week plus additional time during year-end and other busy times.

A criminal record check will be required of the successful applicant.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.