Chartered Professional Accountant


Roman Catholic Archbishop of Moncton
224 St George Street
Moncton, NB E1C 0V1 

Looking For

Employment Type
Permanent, Full Time

Date Posted
May 23, 2024

Religious organization

Submission Deadline
June 13, 2024




The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Moncton (archdiocese), a Catholic faith-based organization, is seeking an individual with some experience and financial acumen to manage the financial recordings and reporting for the organization. 

The accountant position is an integral part of the archdiocese leadership team, working closely with the Director of finance and other diocesan staff, as well as building close relationships with parish clergy, and local diocesan finance committees across the archdiocese so that accounting controls and policies are in place to ensure sound financial management at the local level. 

This position’s primary responsibilities are to oversee all the financial functions including directing and overseeing all accounting processes and reports, preparing monthly financial forecasts for the Director of finance, and manage the year end reports while working closely with auditors. The chosen candidate reports to and works closely with the Director of finance for the annual budgeting process, and cash flow management.

This role would be ideal for a seasoned professional who is looking to take that final step in their career as they start to transition to a more flexible environment and are looking for more balance in their life. This position is equally suited for individuals seeking a less hectic pace. The position offers an opportunity to lend your experience and expertise to support your faith community, while still staying involved/engaged professionally. Modified work arrangements and schedules would be considered for the right candidate.


The successful candidate will be responsible for leading all accounting activities. The individual will ensure that all accounting operations are done according to the standards set by the Accounting Standards Board (ACSB). This includes dealing with financial reports such as income statements, balance sheets and financial projections. Additionally, the individual will conduct internal audits and when an external auditor is engaged, will act as the key contact person. 

Finally, the accountant will oversee the functions of accounting and develop internal control policies and work closely with the Director of finance to develop and implement financial strategies for the archdiocese. 

Specific duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Lead and manage all accounting and bookkeeping functions for the archdiocese.  
  • Supervise accounting operations such accounts payable and receivable.
  • Manage all systems related to invoicing functions and payroll.
  • Supervise the accounting department staff. 
  • Ensure proper recording and reporting of all financial transactions.
  • Develop and implement processes related to the collection, accounting and reporting of accounts receivable from parishes and others to ensure steady reliable cash flow management. 
  • Manage all banking relationships. 
  • Provide supervision to the budgeting function.
  • Suggest ways on how to reduce cost and increase revenues.
  • Manage tax compliance.
  • Provide financial expertise and advice to the Director of finance.
  • Assist the Director of finance in the preparation and reporting of various financial reports, developing financial plan and strategies as well as yearly operation budgets. 
  • It should also be highlighted that the successful candidate attends the Diocesan finance committee meeting alongside the Director of finance, providing support, guidance and expertise in the decision-making process as required.


Skills and experience required for this position include: 

  • Current professional accounting designation (CPA) or equivalent competencies.
  • Minimum 5 years experience working in financial management position.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents, both orally and in writing in French and in English. 
  • An understanding of the Catholic Church, its tenets and culture and respect for its leadership and perish clergy.  

To apply

Qualified applicants are asked to submit their resume, along with a covering letter to the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Moncton via email at [email protected] citing ‘Accountant – RCAM’ in the subject line, no later than June 13 2024 at 4:30pm.

We appreciate all expressed interest in this position; however, only the candidates selected for the interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.