Controller - Diocese of Tyler

The Catholic Diocese of Tyler in Texas is seeking a Controller who will serve under the authority of the diocesan bishop and finance officer to ensure the safe-keeping and proper stewardship of all assets, both financial and non-financial, and to provide financial and administrative services to the departments, offices, programs, parishes, schools, and affiliated entities of the diocese.

Purpose of Position:

The Controller manages the overall direction, coordination, and work product of the Accounting Department. The Controller safeguards assets and ensures accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing disciplines of internal controls and checks across all departments. The Controller produces monthly and annual financial reports and provides support and documentation to external auditors.

Essential Functions:


  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the operations of the Accounting Department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives.
  • Ensure existence of sufficient system of internal controls.
  • Manage commercial banking relationships.
  • Report to the Diocesan Finance Council on an as-needed basis.


  • Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable.
  • Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly.
  • Monitor payroll processing by outside vendor.
  • Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed.
  • Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis.
  • Prepare deposits and handle data entry.
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system.
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions.
  • Perform/manage the month end closing cycle to within 7 days.
  • Investment account donations, reporting and transfers.
  • Handle Priest Pension Plan enrollment.
  • Manage Parish Mission Assistance Program recordkeeping.


  • Issue timely, complete and accurate financial statements for diocese and other affiliated entities.
  • Preparation of budgets.
  • Provide for a system of management financial reports.
  • Provide support and reports to the Diocesan Finance Council.
  • Prepare cash flow projections.


  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit.
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants.
  • Ensure compliance with canonical requirements and applicable local, state and federal reporting requirements and tax filings.

Required Qulaifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration.
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks and office software packages.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the accounting field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in accounting or a field closely related.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification.
  • Proficiency in US GAAP financial reporting requirements.
  • Excellent leadership and communications skills.
  • Knowledge of electronic record keeping.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent priorities.

Working Conditions:

  • Standard office conditions.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at workstation

Required Application Materials:

A resume, letter of interest, and a list of three professional references is required in order to apply. These should be sent to Mark Henry - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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