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Opportunities at Archbishop Quigley Center / Cardinal Meyer Center / Other Pastoral Center Departments

Posted 8/25/2021

Job Title:

Senior Accountant




Archbishop Quigley Center
835 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2030


Full time


The Archdiocese of Chicago is the third largest diocese in the United States and serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in The Archdiocese, pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, has more than 15,000 employees across its ministries, including Catholic Charities, the region’s largest nonprofit social service agency. The Archdiocese also has one of the country’s largest seminaries. The Archdiocese’s elementary and secondary schools comprise one of the largest U.S. private school systems.

Position Summary

The Controller Operations Senior Accountant will be responsible for the preparation of the Designated Funds and Pastoral Center financial statements of the Archdiocese.  This includes preparation and analysis of the quarterly reporting required for bondholders and working with our external auditors in the completion of the audited annual financial statements.  This position will also be responsible for building out the One Stream reporting tool to enhance analyses supporting the financial statements.  Adoption of any accounting standard updates will be led by the Senior Accountant.


  • Preparation of the Designated Funds and Pastoral Center financial statements
  • Provide support for the annual external audit
  • Support the preparation of the Archdiocese of Chicago Consolidated financial statements
  • Further build out and enhance the usage of the One Stream GAAP reporting tool
  • Implement accounting standard updates
  • Expand the analysis of all GAAP financial statements to improve management decision-making


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • CPA
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience
  • Public accounting experience a plus
  • Financial statement / footnote preparation experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills-ability to lead meetings with Finance and non-Finance members, building confidence and trust.  
  • Demonstrated high integrity and ethics in all operations and responsibilities
  • Affinity for mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations and a commitment to serving the Catholic Church in the Chicago area.  Must demonstrate understanding, respect and support for Catholic Church teaching, mission and values.  Hiring preference will be given to candidates who are Catholic.

The Archdiocese of Chicago is in the midst of exciting changes as we renew our local Church. With a variety of opportunities to contribute your professional talents and experience, we invite you to consider any of our current openings at We offer competitive salary and benefit packages, as well as opportunities for professional and personal growth and development.

If you are interested in being considered for this opening, please visit the list of open positions on AppliTrack. Please complete a letter of interest, a profile, or submit your resume.

Thank you for your interest in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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