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Staff Accountant, Foundation for Catholic Education, West Chester, PA, Chester County

The organization’s core purpose is to help sustain and grow the Catholic Elementary Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, through strategic work with the Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and building strategic relationships with individuals, organizations and foundations whose philanthropic interests are aligned with the Foundation for Catholic Education.

Reporting to a Senior Accountant, the ideal candidate will be a recent graduate or someone with 1 -3 years’ experience. This position will be responsible for performing accounting related duties on a professional level. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently, interact with all levels throughout the Foundation and OCE. Candidate will possess organizational skills, with an exceptional commitment to accuracy, detail, and follow-up. The Staff Accountant must be adept at handling sensitive and confidential information with tact and diplomacy, using good judgment and discretion.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide accounting support for the Foundation and OCE in an environment that requires professionalism and confidentiality
• Assists with review of financial reports including:
• Balance Sheet
• Cash Flow Projection
• Actual vs Budget Analysis
• Budget
• Provides feedback and guidance regarding implementation of accounting and finance best practices
• Assists in preparation of monthly financial reports
• Prepare data as requested internally and externally for directors, vendors, banks and auditors
• Manages sensitive and/or confidential information
• Prioritize projects; establish and meet deadlines; ability to multitask
• Effectively and proactively structures work priorities with minimal direction
• Proactively identifies improvements, makes recommendations, take the initiative and can anticipate necessary changes in the work environment
• Pays keen attention to detail to deliver a high-quality work product with minimal direction or review of work
• Performs other duties as assigned

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting and 1-3 years in experience providing accounting support to senior level staff.

Required Skills & Abilities:

• Attention to detail and accuracy with excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Efficiently manage multiple projects and competing priorities with strong time-management skills

• Proficient skills using MS Office with strong experience using Excel

• Familiarity with using QuickBooks

• Familiarity with general ledger accounting

• Maintains positive attitude and demonstrates the utmost in professionalism

• The ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

• Completes work accurately and in a timely manner

Interested and Qualified candidates please submit Resumes to Kristin Braca at


  • Accountant/Finance