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Accountant (Shared Accounting Services)

Organization: The 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 also offer a generous benefits package, including paid time off. The Archdiocese is a non-profit organization which encompasses 180 parishes, 110 schools, over 90 offices/agencies and a Catholic population of more than 500,000.

Position Summary

The Accountant is responsible for timely, accurate, and complete financial data of all assigned parishes.

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 presents financial reports or narratives to pastors and parish finance councils as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Working knowledge of approved parish software
  • 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, e-mail, 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

Reporting Relationships

The Accountant is hired by the Director of Shared Accounting Services or, with the Director’s permission, a Manager in the Shared Accounting Services Office. This position reports directly to either a Manager or a Supervising Senior Accountant in a regional office.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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