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Parish/School Auditor

Diocesan Positions
Parish/School Auditor
Raleigh, NC

Type of Position: Full Time, Benefits-eligible

Hours per week:  40, with 30% to 40% travel around diocese as needed to conduct audits

Key responsibilities / day-to-day job functions:

  • Plan and conduct financial, operational, and compliance audit fieldwork including introductory and exit conferences with pastors/pastoral administrators; test revenue and expense cycles of operational and business processes and perform interviews of clergy, staff and volunteers
  • Draft audit reports, present and discuss findings with audit manager
  • Conduct follow-up reviews on previous audit findings and recommendations
  • Research and apply appropriate accounting principles and auditing standards to reach and support conclusions
  • Assist in continuous monitoring of parish and school performance to identify possible internal control risks
  • Assist clergy and staff throughout the organization with questions regarding accounting practices and financial systems, in particular ACS Financials and QuickBooks
  • Research and provide assistance with designing audit programs for parishes and schools including issues affecting internal controls
  • Assist in the performance of investigations and prepare related paperwork
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with clergy and staff across all levels within the organization

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum level of Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Minimum amount of Work Experience: Two to three years
  • Years of related work experience:  Two to three years
  • Area of related work experience: Audit accounting experience
  • Ability to apply audit concepts and techniques and critical thinking in analyzing fiscal, operational and computer-based systems
  • Ability and flexibility to manage multiple priorities and off-site audits
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive, clear and concise reports and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to maintain objectivity, confidentiality and impartiality

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pursuit of Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant or Certified Fraud Examiner certifications preferred.
  • Proficiency in current technologies, including Microsoft Office, and willingness to learn new technologies as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others, and to work effectively with a wide diversity of people from different ethnic backgrounds.
  • Highly organized, with attention to detail.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills are a plus.

Parish or school background information:  

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh comprises the 54 eastern counties of North Carolina, covering approximately 32,000 square miles. The diocese is divided into eight deaneries with a total of 95 parishes and missions and five centers for campus ministry. The Diocese is served by 113 active Diocesan and Religious Order Priests.

Position Start Date: (as soon as possible)

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