Applications Open for Diocesan Staff Accountant

The Diocese of New Jersey Staff Accountant

The Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey is a widely diverse community of 136 Episcopal congregations located throughout the southern two-thirds of the state, stretching from I-78 in the north to the southern state line, and east to west from the Atlantic Ocean to the Delaware River. Our congregational community recognizes that our common call is to form people as disciples of Jesus Christ in order to participate in God’s mission of reconciliation in the world. Our diocesan staff is comprised of team members from a variety of faith backgrounds, all of whom are committed to resourcing our congregations as schools of discipleship to support that common call.

Our diocesan staff includes a 3-person Finance Team:

  1. our CFO, who has executive-level responsibility for all functions of the finance office and is accountable to diocesan governing bodies as well as to our Bishop,
  2. our Controller, who must be able to function effectively as the connecting link between the Staff Accountant and the CFO in all matters of accounting, analysis and reporting as well as assisting the rest of the team in responding to the needs of our congregations, and
  3. our Staff Accountant (this position), who is primarily responsible for executing and recording daily transactions within our Blackbaud Financial Edge accounting system, summarizing special reports in Excel and assisting our Controller with communications

In order to fulfill the requirements of the position, our Staff Accountant assumes duties and responsibilities relating to fiscal management as follows.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing and processing bank activity including but not limited to cash receipts, receivables and payables, and invoice and payroll payments.
  • Reconciliation of general ledger accounts including bank accounts and receivables/payables.
  • Reviewing and processing incoming financial office
  • Review and processing of bi-weekly payroll and booking same to the general
  • Processing of credit card
  • Producing and processing of invoices related to pledges to the organization, loan payments received, and billings for benefits.
  • Processing of annual 1099
  • Producing reports as required for status of loans receivable and other receivables as

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and training
  • Observe established administrative
  • Participate in the development of administrative
  • Provide written reports as
  • Provide an effective and proactive communications link with Controller and CFO in matters relating to fiscal management and administration.


  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of four years accounting experience in non-profit organizations. A candidate who has no degree but seems exceptionally suitable, will be considered if he/she has four additional years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency and clarity in written and verbal
  • Job requires an intermediate level Microsoft Excel user, proficient in use of pivot tables and lookup formulas; proficiency in Microsoft Word is also required.
  • Experience in the use of Blackbaud Financial Edge general ledger is a
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills and demonstrated personal initiative
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Overall ability to assimilate and evaluate large amounts of information
  • Experience in non-profit and/or faith-based work environment
  • Collaborative/team approach to working
  • Demonstrated personal qualities of confidentiality, integrity, honesty, transparency and high ethical standards.
  • Demonstrated sound business, organizational and managerial skills and
  • Familiarity with the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of New Jersey and commitment to helping resource that mission and ministry is desirable.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish is highly desirable

Compensation, Benefits and Working Conditions

  • Salary range of $58,000 to $65,000 commensurate with experience
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance
  • Employer-paid pension contributions to a defined contribution plan
  • Two weeks paid vacation and other paid time off
  • This position is considered exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the NJ Wage and Hour Law.
  • Some evening and weekend work may occasionally be required, with reasonable notice given. Some flexibility as to working hours within the context of a normal work week is both expected and offered, in consultation with the CFO to ensure appropriate coordination of work flow.
  • This position offers some opportunity to work at home, in consultation with the CFO to ensure appropriate coordination of work flow.
  • We require commitment to and understanding of the work of anti-racism and willingness to receive ongoing training in anti-racism.

Please respond with resume to: Canon Phyllis B. Jones, COO/CFO

The Diocese of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, creed or religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, or veteran, sexual orientation or marital status.