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Brief Description of Job:

Diocese of Scranton
Assistant Director of Finance

Job responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Finance Office monthly and yearly close, focusing on improvement of processes including monthly reporting, timeliness and efficiency.
  • Manage Internal Control Review Program for Parishes, Schools and other Diocesan Institutions, updating audit procedures, as needed. Maintain list of current and upcoming audits, identify high-risk parishes, if any. Develop master multi-year schedule of audits.
  • Manage the Shared Resources Accounting Program, including the on-boarding and maintenance of new parishes/ministries and the implementation of standard operating procedures and monthly/annual reporting package.
  • Develop relationships with pastors, parish life coordinators and parish staff to provide guidance relevant to financial issues as requested. Provide ongoing training to parish for continued development. Help new parish employees, as needed.
  • Help develop and implement an internal control review program for Diocesan Administrative Offices and Catholic Social Services in conjunction with CFO.
  • Document procedures followed for all essential tasks performed in Diocesan Finance Office.
  • Responsible for audit coordination with external auditors.
  • Assist in oversight role with Catholic Social Services and Diocese of Scranton Schools Office financial reporting, as needed.
  • Monitor investment returns, working with the Diocesan Institute investment and Loan Committee and Director insure that all funds are invested to earn maximum returns in relationship to investment policies and current loans are being properly serviced.
  • Assist with the development of Administrative Offices budgets and provide accounting and finance support to internal customers
  • Carry out accounting and other duties related to Finance Department operations as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience Required:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Catholic Church’s mission, vision and values.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration; C.P.A preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as an Accounting Manager or Senior Manager in public accounting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Application Instructions:

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter with salary history and a complete resume with a minimum of three (3) references by September 24, 2021 to:

James Burke
Diocesan Secretary for Human Resources
300 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton Pa. 18503
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