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Accountant

Organization: Archdiocese of St. Louis
Full Time

The Archdiocese of St. Louis invests in its employees and provides an environment with a focus on work/life balance and encourages its employees to be good stewards of the Church. We are a non-profit organization that encompasses 180 parishes, 110 schools, over 90 offices/agencies and a Catholic population of more than 500,000.


Position summary

We currently have an Accountant position available in our Shared Accounting Services (SAS) team. SAS serves the Archdiocesan parishes and schools and is responsible for timely, accurate, and complete recording and reporting of financial data of all assigned parishes. This role is a great opportunity for the financial professional who enjoys the Accounting function while building relationships with their contacts.


Duties & Responsibilities

•Reviews all bank deposit documentation presented by parish for accuracy and proper coding

•Reviews all accounts payable presented by parish for proper coding

•Reviews and reconciles tuition contracts and payments

•Develops schedules for amortization and accrual as needed

•Prepares and records general ledger journal entries

•Reconciles and prepares supporting documentation monthly for all balance sheet accounts on assigned parishes

•Prepares monthly financial statements, including commentary, as prescribed

•Works with parish staff or Finance Council to prepare and monitor parish budgets as prescribed

•Working with Accounting Manager, may present financial reports or narratives to pastors and parish finance councils as needed

•Performs other duties as assigned


Professional Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

•Working knowledge of QuickBooks software desirable

•One or more years related experience in general ledger, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, and cash receipts

•Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures and government regulations

•Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from pastors, parish finance councils, and SAS Management

•Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, and percentages

•Working knowledge of the Internet, email, Microsoft Word and Excel

Personal Qualifications

•Willingness to support the mission and structure of the Catholic Church

•Willingness to work in a team environment

•Willingness to participate in continuing education in accounting and computer skills

•Position requires occasional local travel (no overnight) to assigned parishes


Contact Details

Qualified candidates may submit their resume and cover letter including salary requirements to Human Resources at [email protected]


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