Internal Auditor Archdiocese of St. Louis - St. Louis, MO

Position Summary:

Internal audit staff will work with parishes and Archdiocesan agencies to determine the reliability of financial information, ensure compliance with Archdiocesan policies, and to make sure good internal controls are have been established or are being followed to protect the assets of the Archdiocese and parishes.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reports on compliance with generally accepted and/or established internal control procedures and practices and Archdiocesan statutes and policies by examining financial and other related records, reports, operating practices, and documentation of various parishes and other entities of the Archdiocese
  • Verifies assets and liabilities by inspecting or comparing items to appropriate documentation
  • Prepares written reports and audit work papers to document audit tests and findings
  • Reviews adequacy of internal control systems by completing audit questionnaires or by otherwise documenting established procedures
  • Prepares internal audit reports to be reviewed by the Director of Internal Audit
  • Assists with audits or investigations when irregularities are either reported or suspected
  • Maintains a CPA license
  • Assists external auditors as directed

Knowledge & Experience Requirements:

  • A college graduate with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Auditing
  • A licensed CPA with public accounting audit experience
  • Understanding of not-for-profit GAAP
  • Working knowledge of Catholic organizations

Skills & Attitudes Required for Success in Job:

  • Must adhere to the principles of the Christian Witness Statement of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and must be supportive of the mission of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of St. Louis
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks (parishes) and experience with auditing other high-end accounting software (Lawson)
  • Ability to work with individuals with a wide range of accounting knowledge and interview skills
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting processes and “Best Practices”
  • Ability to export and import data
  • Extensive analytical skills
  • Ability to prepare financial statements and management letter points that can be easily understood by the end use
  • Ability to work in a decentralized environment
  • Above average typing skills (MS Word)
  • Good communication and written skills

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • St. Louis, MO

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Public Accounting: 1 year
  • Internal Auditing: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • CPA