Parish Internal Auditor – Archdiocese of Denver Mangament Corporation (Denver, CO)

Accounting/Finance, FT Employee
Archdiocese of Denver Mangament Corporation (Denver, CO)

Please read the job specifications below, and if interested, please send your resume, and cover letter with desired salary range to [email protected] before June 15, 2014.

Archdiocese of Denver Management Corporation

ENTITY: The Archdiocese of Denver Management Corporation (the Management Corporation) is a Colorado nonprofit corporation that provides business and ministry management services to the Archdiocese of Denver (the Archdiocese), a Colorado corporate sole, the parishes in northern Colorado and various other ecclesiastical entities, pursuant to service agreements.

BASIC FUNCTION: This ministry position administratively reports to the Director of Internal Audit. The Parish Internal Auditor (PIA) will plan and perform on site reviews of parishes, schools, missions and institutions in the Archdiocese of Denver. Reviews focus on proper accounting and financial management, internal controls, compliance with laws and regulations, performing analytical reviews of financial statements, and preparing financial statements with accompanying footnotes. This position provides discrete guidance, advice and assistance to parish pastors, parish business administrators and finance council members regarding the prudent stewardship of parish assets and patrimony, including adherence to the particular norms of the Archdiocese as contained in the Pastoral Handbook. The PIA values the Church and the responsible stewardship of its resources, and helps the Church fulfill its mission and, in doing so, upholds the Catholic social teachings of the Church.


o Specific to each parish review, the PIA will be expected to:
o Interview key parish personnel.
o Perform detail testing of transactions as well as testing through inquiry, corroborative inquiry, and observation.
o Provide an objective assessment of the parish’s understanding of risk exposures.
o Provide concrete recommendations, advice and training to safeguard parish assets, as well as improve the financial operations of the parish.
o Provide concrete recommendations on how to reduce the risk of financial mismanagement, theft, or misappropriation of funds.
o Provide an assessment of controls relative to existing risk management strategies at the parish.
o Prepare an internal audit report for each parish review with the results of each review along with the parish financial statements and footnotes.

o Travel to parishes within the territory of the Archdiocese on a routine basis.

o The PIA must have the flexibility to work weekends and evenings to observe the offertory collection and count as well as attend parish Finance Council meetings. Due to the regular work on evenings and weekends, a flexible work arrangement, specific to this position, has been developed in order to enable a healthy work life balance.

o Present reports and results of reviews to the Pastor and Parish Finance Councils.

o Investigate unusual items appearing in parish financial reports, conduct investigation of parish finances when misappropriation is suspected.

o Avoid conflicts of interest with parishes.

o Research issues and topics and draft summary memorandums.

o Be informed of current issues affecting accounting, management, taxation or ministry.

o Special projects and other duties as assigned by the Director of Internal Audit.

o A Bachelor’s degree is required.
o A CPA/MBA or equivalent experience is preferred.


o Requires a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church who possesses a supportive and energetic attitude toward the Church, her teachings and her work.

o The successful candidate will also have experience in operational finance, financial analysis and/or financial planning. A mix of both external audit and internal audit experience is preferred.
o Direct experience preparing and reviewing complete financial statements and related footnotes is preferred.

o Experience with presentations or public speaking experience is preferred. This individual will deliver presentations to small groups of individuals on a regular basis at Parish Finance Council meetings.

o The successful candidate would be technically competent including an understanding of financial reporting and analysis.

o Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.

o Impeccable integrity and analytical mindset.

o Work with minimum supervision with a good understanding of when to seek guidance.

o An ability to manage conflicting views and opinions.

o Self-motivating, enthusiastic, team playing, extroverted, cultural sensitive with a “can-do” attitude.

o Visual acuity both near and far, routine travel involved, manual dexterity with good eye/hand coordination, good hearing, speech, the ability to operate computer and mouse, copier, fax machine, printer, telephone and lift up to approximately 25lbs. (0)

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