Accountant - North County

Office/Agency: 
Shared Accounting Services
Position Description: 

The Archdiocese of Saint Louis has an opportunity for a full-time Accountant. This position is part of the Office of Shared Accounting Services and will be located at a North St. Louis County parish. The Archdiocese is a non-profit organization which encompasses 185 parishes, 146 schools, over 90 offices/agencies and a Catholic population of more than 500,000. We have been voted a TOP WORKPLACE in the St. Louis area for the last three years. We value our employees by providing a balance between work and everyday life. We also offer a competitive benefits package available upon hire and a generous paid time off schedule.

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

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Processes and 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
• Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
• Working knowledge of approved parish software (QuickBooks)
• One to three 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 Shared Accounting Services Management
• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, and percentages
• Working knowledge of the Internet, e-mail, Microsoft Word and Excel
• 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

Contact Details: 

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