Staff Accountant/Analyst

Diocese of Raleigh
Employment Type
Full Time
Raleigh, NC
Posted Date

Hours per week: 40

Position Description/Duties:

The Staff Accountant/Analyst is a financial support role assisting the Controller and Accounting Supervisor in managing the budgeting and forecasting process for the Diocese and related entities and assisting in general ledger activity and support of the financial month-end close and annual audit process.  Regular duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Actively lead the Diocesan budgeting process by developing and updating the budget templates, consolidating budgets and uploading information into the financial system. Serve as the lead budget consultant to diocesan staff which includes advising and assisting budget holders in the annual budget process, conducting monthly and quarterly reviews of budget variances and working with budget holders when corrective action is needed.
  • Actively lead the quarterly forecasting process by developing and updating forecast templates, consolidating forecasts, variance analysis, and assist Controller in review and presentation for Executive Staff and Finance Council.
  • Complete the monthly bank reconciliation process for all bank accounts and update daily cash report and prepare cash analysis as needed. Reconcile all cash and fixed asset accounts.
  • Manage the Diocesan accrual and prepaid process, including the month-end close entries and reconciliations.
  • Assist Accounting Supervisor in the month-end close process, including support of the monthly financial package.
  • Assist Controller and Accounting Supervisor in preparation for annual audit of financial statements
  • Prepare quarterly sales tax and use refund returns and other tax filings as needed
  • Infrequent travel required (less than 5%) for professional conferences and diocesan events

Required Qualifications:

Four year accounting degree (BS) and 1-3 years of related work experience required.

  • Attention to detail
  • Accounting and business analytical skills
  • Budgeting and Forecasting management experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel (Pivot tables/V-look-ups), Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Must be a team player and promote a positive work environment

Must be able to utilize concepts of comparative analysis to identify key concerns and trends across different areas.

Position Start Date: As soon as possible