Accountant Opportunities - Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Office of Catholic Education
High School Accountant
This position manages financial planning, accounting and reporting, compliance with financial policies, fund management and local review of payroll, benefits and risk management. This position also works in close conjunction with the Safe Environment Coordinator to ensure full compliance with all federal and state clearance requirements.
The position requires collaboration with the school's President and other members of the school staff as well as with staff of Educational Financial Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Periodic reporting on the budget, financial statements and other issues to the school's Board and Finance Committee is also an essential function of the position.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Educational Financial Services (EFS) is responsible for financial accounting, planning and reporting for the Secretariat for Catholic Education, the Secondary School System and the Schools of Special Education.
The Chief Financial Officer of EFS reports to the Chief Operating Officer of the Office of Catholic Education.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Reviews budgets submitted by high schools and assists schools with management and forecasting activities;
• Ensures that schools follow policies and procedures and that financial records are maintained in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles;
• Makes certain that all financial reporting deadlines are met;
• Investigates and resolves accounting discrepancies and irregularities;
• Evaluates and advises on school business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues;
• Collects and analyzes financial information submitted by the high schools to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to school business and financial problems;
• Reviews and assists in accounting and documentation of temporarily and permanently restricted funds in the high schools;
• Responds to accounting questions submitted by the school personnel and board members;
• Coordinates the training of high school accountants and school finance committee members;
• Represents Educational Financial Services at school level meetings, preparing and making presentations;
• Coordinates the examinations and reports required by external auditors; and
• Performs other duties as assigned by the CFO, Assistant CFOs and Director of Budget and Financial Analysis.
These are full time 12-month positions.
Qualifications and Requirements:
• BS in Accounting required.
• MBA preferred
• CPA is a plus
• The candidate must have a minimum of four years' experience in accounting with experience to include financial planning and budgeting.
• Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization. Must have the executive presence to maintain the confidence of the school's board.
• Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
• High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results- orientation. Must be able to keep confidentiality when required.
• Must be proficient in accounting software applications.
The intent of these job descriptions is to provide the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Candidates interested in Accountant positions should send their cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to Maureen Fisher, Educational Financial Services at Archdiocese of Philadelphia
E-Mail: [email protected]
Please note EFS1232023 in subject line.
Interviews will be granted to the most qualified applicants.
PA required clearances and official transcripts will be required before employment can begin.
As a religious organization, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is also bound by Canon Law and Catholic teachings. For this reason, there may be occasions when an employee's failure to adhere to the truths of the Catholic faith are a factor in employment-related decisions. In the event an employee fails to adhere to, or takes a position publicly that is contrary to, Catholic doctrine and teachings, or any policy or procedure maintained by the Archdiocese, the employee may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Employment practices will not be influenced by an individual's legally protected status or any other basis as may be required by local, state and/or federal law as those laws apply to the Archdiocese.
Any employee with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace is encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of Human Resources. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Office of Catholic Education