Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive salary and benefits package




138 Tremont Street
United States


About the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts


The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts was established in 1784 as one of the first dioceses in the United States. It was later divided into eastern and western jurisdictions, with our diocese now comprising the eastern third of the Commonwealth. It is among the largest in the Episcopal Church, with more than 58,000 baptized members worshiping in 175 congregations and communities. Our diocese is one of the 111 dioceses of the Episcopal Church in the United States, the Caribbean, South and Central America, Europe and Taiwan. The Episcopal Church in turn is part of the larger community of approximately 85 million Anglican Christians in 165 countries. Our members in the Diocese of Massachusetts reflect this global diversity and are from many walks of life and backgrounds. The diocese is under the leadership of the bishop, the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates. Our offices are located at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul across from the Boston Common.


Position Description

The Controller manages the day-to-day accounting functions of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and two affiliated entities (the Cathedral Church of St. Paul and the Trustees of Donations), with operating budgets totaling approximately $10 million.




The Controller has overall responsibility for the management and processing of accounting transactions and ledgers including but not limited to general ledger, budget preparation and monitoring, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, payroll and employee benefits, and loan administration. The diocese currently utilizes the Accufund software system.

•         Perform and manage the monthly close procedures including reconciliations, work paper preparation and variance analysis.

•         Oversee and develop the preparation of monthly and/or quarterly financial statements and supporting schedules.

•         Assist with annual audit and reporting requirements.

•         Supervise two staff accountants and assign workload to meet deadlines in an accurate and timely manner.

•         Supervise payroll and benefits assistant, assuring that payroll is implemented in an accurate and timely manner and that benefit enrollments, changes and additions for all diocesan employees are implemented in a timely manner.

•         Assist in the development and implementation of financial policies/procedures and internal controls.

•         Assist in the annual budget preparation.

•         Advise and assist local parishes with their financial reporting and management issues.

•         Serve as staff liaison to the Diocesan Loan Committee.

•         Support and assist various committees, including Diocesan Council, the Budget Committee and the Audit Committee.

•         Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



•         An undergraduate degree in accounting and 5+ years accounting experience in a similar role, preferably in not-for-profit or religious institutions. A C.P.A. is desirable.

•         Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

•         Proficiency in nonprofit accounting and related regulations and pronouncements.

•         Self-motivation with the ability to work independently.

•         Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with customer service focus.

•         Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff, volunteers and parish personnel.

•         Detail oriented, organized, deadline focused and driven, and able to multitask.

•         Ability and willingness to stay updated on accounting standards and pronouncements, and laws and regulations related to payroll and benefits.

•         Proactive and motivated, with ability to manage staff to produce quality results and encourage efficient operations, and to provide the guidance, training and respect to allow staff to be successful.

•         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, and experience with accounting software, ideally Accufund.


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to or to Human Resources, 138 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02111.