Financial and Administrative Services Accountant

  • Archdiocese of Denver
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Oct 13, 2023
Full time Accounting Admin-Clerical Finance

Job Description

Job Details

Full Time
4 Year Degree
$60,000.00 - $75,000.00 Salary


Do you want to make a true difference in the world? Come join our team.

Feeling ready for a career that gives you the freedom to openly live out your values, foster your spiritual life, AND excel at your work? Do you desire to work where you personally will make an eternal impact on the world? As you look around, you may notice our societal underpinnings, cultural norms, and our overall ethos in America no longer supports and buoys up those seeking to follow Christ. At this pivotal point in history, there is an amazing opportunity to rediscover the power of the Gospel and to bring people to the saving grace and abundance of life in Jesus Christ. If you feel a tug on your heart to live on mission for the glory of the Father, we’d love to meet you.

The Financial and Administrative Services Accountant will provide accounting and finance services to multiple parishes. This position will be based at the Archdiocese of Denver. On occasion, this position will travel to parishes to meet with the pastor, staff, or finance council on an as needed basis.

The Mission of the Archdiocese of Denver:

The Archdiocese of Denver exists so that in Jesus Christ all might be rescued and have abundant life, for the glory of the Father.

At the Archdiocese of Denver Pastoral Center, we seek to live this mission by living the following values. You will be love working here if you aspire and strive to live these.

Abide in Relationship: Having become sons and daughters of the Father in Baptism, we grow in relationship with him and our neighbor.

Be the Cavalry: Our desire is to build up God’s Kingdom and to rescue our neighbor. The work to be accomplished is ours. No army is coming; we are the cavalry.

Confound the World: We recognize we’re on mission to proclaim the power of the Gospel in the modern wilderness, a hostile land which requires courage in the face of opposition. Our joyful, countercultural witness perplexes the world and plants seeds of curiosity about its origin.


Key Job Responsibilities (and KPIs for each: what success looks like in this role):

~Perform accounting services for multiple parishes including payment of bills, posting deposits, creating and posting journal entries, reconciling accounts, month-end and year-end entries and closing, and producing financial statements.

~Prepare and mail annual 1099 Forms.

~Perform payroll using Paycom payroll service, reconcile Forms 941, W-2, and W-3.

~Review and reconcile quarterly lay pension reports and prepare invoice and remittance card for payment.

~Assist parish with determination of exempt vs. non-exempt employee, full or part-time for benefits eligibility.

~Assist with budget preparation and enter budget when finalized.

~On occasion, visit parishes to meet with the pastor, staff, or finance council.

~Special projects and other duties as assigned by Supervisor or the Director of Parish Finance.


Other Duties as Assigned



~Degree in accounting preferred;

~Minimum five years accounting experience, parish accounting experience preferred;

~Experience in accounts payable, payroll, reconciliations, and producing and review of financial statements;

~Experience in personnel and benefits helpful;

~Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite;

~Valid driver license.



~Have a positive and supportive attitude toward the Catholic Church, her teachings, and her work;

~Refrain from public promotion or approval of any conduct or lifestyle that would reflect discredit or disgrace on, or cause scandal in relationship to, the Archdiocese of Denver, or considered to be in contradiction with Catholic doctrine or morals;

~To view, approach and execute the responsibilities with the attitudes of service and ministry, to provide meaningful support and assistance to parish and chancery staff along with the patience to work, inform and teach individuals with varying training and experience in finance, accounting and business management;

~Polished and professional with excellent organizational, communication and group presentation skills. Possess the ability to deal effectively with a variety of constituents including parish staff and other departments within the Archdiocese of Denver Management Corporation and the Archdiocese of Denver;

~Solid written, verbal and listening skills;

~Strong work ethic;

~Creative and quick intellect, coupled with strong business judgment and a prudent, analytical mind;

~Provide objectivity and respect confidences when dealing with sensitive issues.



Visual acuity both near and far, some travel involved, manual dexterity with good eye/hand coordination, good hearing, speech and the ability to operate computer and mouse, copier, fax machine, printer and telephone.



• Comprehensive and Generous Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Coverage:

» The Archdiocese of Denver Welfare Benefits Trust medical plan options cover preventive care at 100%

» Teladoc Services: Provides access 24 hours, seven days a week to U.S. Board-certified doctors

» Alternative Care: Covers 50% of each medically necessary treatment/visit per calendar year for Chiropractic/Acupuncture/Spiritual Care/Massage Therapy/Naturopathy under the Copay plan and Choice options.

» Natural Family Planning: The program covers up to $500 of expenses associated with the cost of an approved natural family planning (NFP) course/method and associated NFP supplies for all medical plan options (per calendar year)

» Maternity Management Program: Advice, free educational materials

• Generous Paid Time Off: 22 days starting (accrued) + 18 paid holidays (including the full week between Christmas and New Year’s.

• Pension Plan: Annual Contribution of 6% of salary to retirement plan

• Parental Leave: 60 Calendar Days for mothers and 30 Calendar Days for fathers fully paid upon the birth/placement of a child (natural birth, adoption, foster-to-adopt). Full parental leave can be used if employed 12 months or longer. Half (30 days for mothers/15 days for fathers) can be used if employed 6 months to a year.

• Cemetery and Mortuary Discounts

• Employer-Paid Life Insurance

• Employer-Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

• Catholic Biblical School: Free and discount courses

• Augustine Institute: 25% off master’s degree course