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Payroll/Accounting Assistant

Financial Services

Posted 10/3/2017 until 3/30/2018


POSITION SUMMARY:  To accurately and efficiently perform general accounting and/or payroll procedures.


Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.

The position of payroll/accounting assistant consists of some or all of the following duties:

·         Codes payables and receivables.

·         Provides accountants with daily clerical support.

·         Prepares daily balance and adjusting entries.

·         Prepares bank deposits.

·         Reconciles bank statements.

·         Researches and responds to inquiries from employees, managers, senior management and others related to payroll, commission calculations, deductions, etc

·         Corresponds with bank regarding questions or problems with accounts and checks.

·         Compiles payable/receivable reports.

·         Updates records.

·         Processes and mails accounts payable and/or payroll checks.

·         Verifies accuracy of checks and invoices.

·         Analyzes accounts.

·         Assists and/or processes payroll.

·         Assists and/or processes new hires/termination in payroll system.

·         Provides payroll and/or accounting assistance to parishes and schools.

·         Performs related duties as required.


Associates or Bachelor’s degree in accounting/payroll or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


·         3 years of experience in payroll/accounting or a related field.

·         Multi-location payroll processing preferred

·         Strong proficiency in MS Word and Excel

·         HRIS/Payroll systems, ADP preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

·    Principles and practices of payroll, bookkeeping and accounting.

·   Modern office methods and procedures.

·  Tax form preparation a plus but not required.

      ·  Knowledge of Wage and Hour law to ensure compliance
      ·   Knowledge of and the ability to uphold Catholic teachings and values.

Skill in:

·         Analyzing accounts.

·         Accounting methods, forms, and techniques.

·         Financial report preparation.

      ·        High attention to detail and strong organizational/time managements skills.

Ability to:

·         Communicate effectively in written and oral form,

·         Develop and maintain effective working relationships.

·         Perform multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.

·         Handle confidential employee and HR information

·         Maintain confidentiality at all times

·        Operate adding machine/calculator, check preparation   equipment, and keyboard.

·         Occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

·         Sit for sustained periods on a daily basis.

·         Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping, and walking.


Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on the Archdiocese website at:

The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume and cover letter to:

Please submit the email with the following subject line:
Your First & Last Name, Position, Location​


Information/Application Contact:

Financial Services

Attn: Human Resources
3424 Wilshire Blvd.​
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: (213) 637-6115
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