The Diocese of Lansing Central Office Finance Department is seeking applicants to fill our Accounting Manager position. Motivated by the mission of our Bishop to make disciples and dedicated to serving the church in our diocese in a professional capacity, the position requires exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well with all levels of staff. Primary responsibilities will be to supervise the general ledger, as well as lead all month-end close processes to ensure deadlines are met. Responsible for providing information for budgeting and preparing reports as requested by the CFO and Diocesan Finance Council. Interested candidates should read the job requirements and apply online. Please include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, include your resume, and three references.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee all accounting functions.
Perform month-end closings, monitor general ledgers, review entries and reconciliations.
Prepare financial statements, analysis and reports for the Director of Accounting and Finance Council.
Provide budget information and analysis for department chairs and ministry personnel.
Reconcile accounts receivable.
Monitor all financial transactions and assist in the review of all accounts payable disbursements.
Evaluate effectiveness of internal controls and efficiencies in accounting systems and procedures, recommending and implementing improvements as necessary.
Monitor and ensure compliance with civil laws, government regulations and diocesan policies or procedures.
Function as the lead project manager on accounting initiatives such as streamlining and integrating A/P procedures, budgeting systems and account reconciliations.
Monitor actual monthly performance to the budget, keeping the Director of Accounting informed of the financial position, cash flow and investment accounts.
Responsible for all normal and customary IRS and tax issues.
Participate in the preparation of materials for the annual audit.
Consult with diocesan leadership and make recommendations on financial policies.
Cultivate positive relationships with diocesan department chairs and ministry personnel, Pastors, parish staff, volunteers and parishioners.
Perform special duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field required. CPA preferred.
At least three to five years of accounting and staff supervision experience is required, with a working knowledge of GAAP, fund accounting and internal controls. Leadership with a non-profit or religious organization is preferred. Project management, training & implementation skills are essential. Candidate must be a fluent user of Microsoft Excel, with experience using various accounting software and the ability to leverage technology to gain efficiencies.
A fully supportive and energetic attitude toward the Church, her teachings and her work. Practicing Catholic preferred. Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize and maintain confidentiality. Must have a valid driver's license.
While performing duties, employee may have to sit for long periods of time, use hands in repetitive motion tasks, and answer telephone calls. The position also requires some standing, stooping, and bending. Employee is expected to work onsite, Monday through Friday, with infrequent travel throughout the diocese as necessary. Employee must be able to lift or move up to 40 lbs.