Director of Accounting

The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary is a congregation of Catholic Sisters and Associates who are dedicated to the full development of the human person through education, social justice, contemplation, and the arts. SUMMARY:  The Director of Accounting is responsible for
managing and supervising the activities of the Accounting staff in accordance
with established Province policies and procedures. This role is responsible for
development and maintenance of the accounting, financial, and payroll reporting
systems for the Province and develops and implements financial policies in
conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer.                                                                    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES:Plans, develops,
organizes, implements, evaluates and directs the accounting affairs of the
Province Office under the direction of the CFO.
Responsible for
ensuring that all accounting transactions of the Province Corporation and
the four previous province corporations are recorded timely and
accurately.
Responsible for
the timely preparation and distribution of monthly financial reports and
other financial information, as requested. 

Performs a
general accounting analysis and reconciliation, to ensure integrity and
accuracy of data entry, on a monthly basis.
Monitors daily
cash flow of multiple bank accounts of the corporation and ensures that
adequate funds are available for operating activities.
Establishes
payroll accounting procedures, including special accounting functions
required by any employee benefit or retirement plans, etc.
Prepares annual
budget forms for Province activities and assists directors with budget
preparation, as needed. 
Consolidates all budgets for review by CFO using Excel and utilizes
special report-writing features of MIP.
Prepares annual
audit schedules and serves as primary contact with auditors during the
annual audit.  Works closely with
the CFO to ensure a smooth process.
Oversight
responsibility for payroll including payroll entries in G and 401k.  Acts as primary person for preparing and
transmitting one payroll and as backup person for other two regional
payrolls.  (Our payroll uses a
payroll service with separate payroll processes for each of three states.) 
Reviews/revises
accounting processing procedures and recommends changes to the CFO.
Ensures that all
accounting personnel follow established departmental policies and
procedures.
Transfers funds
to accounts of sisters and SNJM departments.  Files government forms such as 571L,
1095-C, 1099-R and 1099-Misc. 
Ensures that
assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, comfortable and
attractive manner.
Performs other
duties, executes specific projects and attends various meetings as
requested by the CFO.
Participates in
personal professional development activities to maintain up-to-date knowledge
of theory and practice.
 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.   
Carries
out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Province policies and
applicable laws.2.   
Supervises:
Accounts Payable Coordinator, Sister Services Coordinator and Staff Accountant.3.   
In
conjunction with the Director of Human Resources, responsibilities include:
interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing
work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing
complaints and resolving problems. 4.   
Serves
as a coach and mentor to staff to facilitate effectiveness in the Accounting
Department. QUALIFICATIONS:  To
perform this job successfully, individuals must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily.  The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or
ability required.  Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions. Education:     B.S.
or B.A degree in accounting or business from a four‑year college or university
or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience:   Minimum five years
accounting-related experience. Previous experience in a not-for-profit and/or
religious organization preferred.   Skills, Knowledge and
Abilities:1.   
Must
be supportive of the mission of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and
Mary.  2.   
Must
model SNJM Guiding Values in carrying out work activities and responsibilities.
At least an intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office suite,
specifically Excel, Word and Access.
Knowledge of and experience with accounting software programs,
preferably MIP.
Must possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication
skills.
Must possess
good organizational skills, the ability to multi-task and to establish and
rearrange priorities.
Ability to be
flexible and work with a variety of personalities.
Must possess
excellent leadership and supervisory skills.
Possesses the
knowledge of accounting principles, laws, regulations, and guidelines
pertaining to a religious not-for-profit organization.
Demonstrates the
ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to
incorporate them into existing accounting practices.
Demonstrates
knowledge of auditing principles and practices.
Ability to work
with evolving systems and structures, and demonstrates the flexibility to
adapt to changing environments and regulations.
 PHYSICAL DEMANDS
AND/OR WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is
considered sedentary work and has a light degree of physical demands.  Frequently sits while doing computer work and
stands/walks up to 3 hours/day on various surfaces.  On a rare basis lifts/carries up to 10 pounds
of boxes and files and bends when retrieving files and moving reams of paper
and pushes/pulls force of up to 10 pounds. 
On a rare basis reaches at shoulder levels while retrieving books/files
and documenting information and handles/grasps books, files and when using
writing instruments.  Frequently uses
fine finger manipulation while keyboarding up to 4 hours/day..  ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: 
Occasional
travel may be required. HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours
per week Monday through Friday.  The
above description generally reflects the primary functions of the
position.  The above statements shall not
be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be
required for the position.   SNJM
is committed to continually building a workplace that exemplifies its values
and vision of being hospitable to everyone. 
The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. We
offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical/dental, group
life and disability coverage, a 401K plan, and paid time off. To
learn more about the mission and vision of the Sisters of the Holy Names visit:
www.snjmusontario.org TO APPLY: In order to
be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online
employment application at https://snjm.catsone.com/careers.  Click “Apply Now” to complete and submit the
online application.