Business Manager

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral
Employment Type
Full Time
Raleigh, NC
Posted Date

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral Parish, the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, has an immediate need for a Business Manager. Reporting to the Pastor, this position is responsible for the oversight of all financial, accounting, budgeting and risk management activities of the Cathedral. 

Financial and Operational Management:

  • Oversee Cathedral wide budgeting for Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Sacred Heart Church and Cathedral School.  
  • Ensure financial records are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and USCCB Diocesan Internal Controls framework and monitor the use of all funds.
  • Oversee or prepare financial reporting, including preparing and communicating monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Review bookkeeping entries including reconciled bank accounts, payables and receivables
  • Review all formal finance, HR and IT related procedures, processes and policies, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing systems going forward.
  • Ensure the safe receipts, handling and banking of monies and checks received.
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting.
  • Advise Pastor on operational and strategic issues as they arise.
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with the Cathedral’s strategic plan.
  • Engage the Finance Council around issues, trends, and changes in the operational model as needed.

Administrative, Leadership and Management:

  • Work with the Pastor and Cathedral staff to maintain appropriate internal controls to ensure sound financial procedures.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of financial reporting. Analyze and report on financial status including income statement variances, financial results, budget preparation and analysis.
  • Coordinate and support audits and proper filings to ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Remain up to date on nonprofit best practices and state and federal tax and accounting standards regarding nonprofit operations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business
  • Five years of accounting experience
  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principals
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understands and supports the mission and purpose of the Cathedral and school.
  • Experience with the Cathedral’s accounting system ACS
  • Prior business management or accounting experience for schools, churches or non-for-profits
  • Certified Public Accountant