Diocesen Accountant

David Aplin Job Details

Diocesen Accountant

Regina, SK


Posted Date: 12/05/2022

Job ID: 9A543787217

Accounting & Finance

The David Aplin Group has teamed up with a very important and valued client and is currently assisting them in recruiting a
Diocesen Accountant for their organization in Regina. The Diocesen Accountant is responsible for the day-to-day book-keeping and financial reporting, does payroll, charitable status work, insurance, workers compensation and trust funds.

They work with the Finance Committee in budget planning and implementation and make financial presentations. If you wish to work within an organization that does significant and essential work that really cares about its community and the people within it, then please apply today.

The Role:
Key Duties and Responsibilities of the Diocesen Accountant
  • Accounting and Financial Control
  • Oversee all aspects of daily record-keeping using QBO & Pay Works payroll systems
    • Receipt all income, make bank deposits & reconcile statements 
  • Keep track of budget and various trust accounts
  • Keep accounts payable up to date, send cheques and invoices as required 
  • Compile & present reports to Finance Committee and board
  • Create invoices and track payment
  • Prepare and send for all accounts receivable  
  • Ensure that the financial records are accurate
  • Oversee the annual external audit, assist auditors by providing relevant information, review and analyze audit results and recommend the audited statements for approval
  • Assist the Finance Committee in budget planning and the production of end of year statements
  • Manage the Payroll service for approximately 30 persons 
  • Ensure compliance with all internal policies and relevant government regulations and ensure filings are completed in a timely manner 
  • Extensive knowledge of the use & development of accounting systems & spreadsheets
  • Ability to explain financial information to finance & non-finance personnel
  • Ability to produce & interpret insurance valuations on properties

Cash and risk management
  • Work with the Board of Trustees to manage the invested funds 
  • Manage ongoing banking relationships
  • Develop cash flow forecasting
  • Assist with review of contracts and solicit legal advice as required
  • Assist with the annual business plan development and budgeting process
  • Assist or prepare the annual narrative budget
  • Be responsible for the management of the insurance and risk management program
  • Oversee the annual insurance renewal process to ensure appropriate coverage

Management Support and Reporting
  • Ensure timely payments of accounts including payroll withholdings and contributions
  • Administer calculation of Parochial Fair Shares and assist in the collection of the same
  • Coordinate the administration of the national Pension and Group Insurance plans for all employees
  • Produce, send, and file all correspondence circulated by the finance office
  • Work with the Executive Archdeacon and lawyer’s office in the sale of properties
  • Receive and record annual parochial returns (statistical records) and provide support advice and guidance to parish treasurers
  • Interpret financial statistics and conduct ad hoc financial analysis as required

The Ideal Candidate:

The Preferred Candidate Will Demonstrate:
Personal Skills and Attributes 
  • Attention to detail - An analytical mind - Well developed interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work well in a team environment. and to deal diplomatically & work harmoniously with members of various committees 
  • Self-motivated & able to perform consistently well in a busy environment
  • Be able to keep confidence and care for confidential information
Education and Qualifications 
  • Formal training. University degree / Diploma in Accounting 
  • Preferred 5 years of accounting experience
  • A good understanding of accounting principles and familiarity with current accounting & legal requirements for the reporting of company & charity accounts and GST 
  • Good knowledge of GAAP

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Angela Degelman, Director and Managing Consultant. Visit our website at www.aplin.com to view our job opportunities, career tips, and tools. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


If this is your first introduction to us, we invite you to become one of our satisfied candidates. David Aplin Group has been Canadian-owned since 1975. Our professional consultants are passionate about helping you find a fulfilling job or career and ensuring your complete satisfaction with our process. Our proven track record, over four decades long, is largely due to our team of highly skilled and successful specialists. Through superior service and a commitment to long-term relationships, we provide deep specialization in core areas for complete recruiting and HR solutions across Canada - all from one source. We look forward to exceeding your expectations!

Learn more about David Aplin Group and view all of our current job opportunities, career tips, and tools at www.aplin.com.

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