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Senior Accountant

Organization: Archdiocese of Saint Louis
Full Time

Office/Agency Introduction:

Are you looking for an employer who values its employees by providing a great work/life balance, generous benefits package and an opportunity to be good stewards of the Catholic Church?The Archdiocese of St. Louis is a non-profit organization which encompasses 180 parishes, 110 schools, over 90 offices/agencies and a Catholic population of more than 500,000.We have a great opportunity to work directly with the parishes as a Lead Accountant. This position is part of the Shared Accounting Services (SAS) team and is responsible for timely, accurate and complete financial data of assigned parishes within the Archdiocese of St. Louis.This role resides at the Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury, MO.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Processes and/or reviews payroll
  • Prepares payroll tax filings, payments, and reports
  • Prepares and files reports and payments for employee benefits
  • Verifies bank deposits and cash receipts, reviews and reconciles tuition contracts and payments
  • Reviews vouchers including coding and payment of outstanding invoices
  • Prepares and records general ledger journal entries
  • Reconciles monthly general ledger account balances as prescribed
  • Prepares monthly financial statements as prescribed
  • Prepares and monitors parish budgets as prescribed
  • Meets with pastors and parish finance councils as needed
  • Produce each month an average of 140 hours of approved billable work after completion of what management deems to be an appropriate training period

Knowledge & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting plus a minimum of two years’ 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
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office


Skills & Attitudes Required for Success in Job:

  • Support the mission and structure of the Catholic Church
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Participate in continuing education in accounting and computer skills as needed


Contact Details:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume and cover letter including salary requirements to Human Resources at humanresources@archstl.org.