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Noreen Bickel
Dir. of Finance and Stewardship

Posted 3/15/2023

Job Title:

Director of Finance & Stewardship


Full time


St. Thomas More Church
8501 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN 46321


Supervisory Responsibilities: • Participates in the hiring and training of parish departmental managers. • Organizes and oversees the work and schedules of parish departmental managers. • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive. • Handles discipline and termination of employees as needed and in accordance with company policy. Duties/Responsibilities: • Oversees accounting, human resources, maintenance, custodial, technology and kitchen staff, ensuring each is reaching goals set by departmental and company leadership. • Provides assistance to managers in the performance of their assigned duties. • Directs and supervises the complete accounting system and financial function of the parish. This includes billing, A/R, cash receipts, collections, A/P, payroll, general ledger, forecasting, budgeting, internal controls, and audits. • Researches, analyzes and presents accurate financial information for multiple audiences in a timely manner, collating financial reporting materials for different stakeholders and clearly communicating to all different segments of the organization • Plans, directs, controls, implements, evaluates, monitors, and forecasts budgets in each area to achieve financial objectives. • Establishes quantitative and qualitative metrics, guidelines, and standards by which the St. Thomas More’s efficiency and effectiveness can be evaluated; identifies opportunities for improvement. • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business procedures. • Implements policies and procedures that will improve day-to-day operations. • Ensures work environments are adequate and safe. • Communicates and explains new directives, policies, or procedures to managers; for major changes, meets with entire operations staff to explain changes, answer questions, and maintain morale. • Improves customer service and satisfaction through policy and procedural changes. • Projects a positive image of the organization to employees, customers, and both church and school communities. • Performs other related duties as assigned. To Apply: • Send Resume and cover letter to Noreen Bickel at


The Director of Finance and Operations is a critical member of our leadership team and will oversee the day-to-day activities of St. Thomas More Parish, ensuring that the organization is managed and performing efficiently and effectively. This position reports directly to the Pastor. Required Skills/Abilities: • Thorough understanding of accounting, business practices, theories, and policies involved in business and finance. • Superior verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and follow-through skills. • Superior managerial and diplomacy skills. • Extremely proficient in Quick Books and Microsoft Office Suite or related software. • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. • Excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills. Education and Experience: • MBA and/or a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting preferred. • Practicing Catholic is preferred • Extensive and diversified background with at least 10 years of related experience. Physical Requirements: • Good visual acuity and ability to communicate. • Ability to lift and push/pull a minimum of 25 pounds. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements. • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

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