Pastoral Center
St. Petersburg


This position is responsible for various accounting functions of the Pastoral Center Accounting Office. This responsibility extends to all departments, trusts, funds, and corporations for which the accounting is performed by the Pastoral Center Accounting Office, and to other selected Diocesan entities where accounting functions are decentralized. The position also requires other duties as assigned by the Diocesan Controller.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential functions to be performed in accordance with Pastoral Center financial policies and guidelines, and generally accepted accounting principles, include:

  • Recording campaign deposits in the accounting software
  • Accounting for p-card purchases
  • Recording financial activity for Bethany Center
  • Recording financial activity for Calvary and Resurrection cemeteries
  • Remitting sales tax for Bethany Center
  • Backup printing of accounts payable checks
  • Select bank reconciliations
  • Select trial Diocesan trial balance reconciliations
  • Other tasks appointed by the Controller


  • This position requires an advanced understanding of Microsoft Excel
  • This position requires strong professional skills, and the ability to work independently with self-motivation.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from an accredited university is preferred.
  • Three years of accounting experience is mandatory.
  • It requires the use of other software technologies such as MS Word and Power Point, and the financial reporting system (SERENIC Navigator)
  • Candidate must successfully pass a Level II FBI Background Screening and complete Safe Environment Training.


This position reports to the Diocesan Controller. The position also requires a close collaborative relationship with other Directors and Managers of the Pastoral Center, the Office of Parish & School Accounting, pastors, principals and business managers of Diocesan entities, and the Administrators of other Diocesan entities and programs.


This position requires a workspace at the Pastoral Center. On occasion attendance may be required at outside meetings and seminars. The scheduled hours of the position are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with one hour unpaid for lunch. Diocesan Policy requires that the successful candidate will be expected to successfully pass a level II (FBI) criminal history background check and attend Safe Environment Training.

At the Diocese of St. Petersburg, you’ll enjoy a professional, hard-working and collaborative working environment. You will find the pace here fast, and exhilarating, filled with people who thrive on joyful cooperation. This is much more than a job – it is a ministry. You are expected to work in an atmosphere based on Catholic, Christian beliefs. We encourage a deep faith life among all our staff and that they be conscious of being a witness to the mission of Jesus Christ regardless of their position or the task being performed. All employees must realize that they represent more than just themselves and will be held to a high standard of accountability, whether on or off campus.

We offer an excellent benefits package including medical insurance, life insurance, short term disability insurance, long term disability insurance, and defined benefit pension plans, currently provided with no employee premiums for full-time employees. We also have dental, vision, & 401(k) programs available.

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