Finance Assistant, Mission Services – The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton

10 June 2024

Appears in: Career Opportunity

The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton is a family of Christian disciples dedicated to bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to bear on the life in our community. We have a full- time opportunity for a dependable individual to work as a Finance Assistant at the Pastoral and Administration Offices, 8421 101 Avenue, Edmonton.

As an integral member of the Mission Services team, the incumbent will be responsible for providing a number of administrative support services to support the Accounting, Facilities and Payroll Benefits functions

General Accounting responsibilities include a number of tasks required to support banking procedures; process bank deposits and account fund transfers; prepare various monthly invoices; receipt and reconcile oil & gas and cell tower lease payments; schedule and attend meetings; record and distribute meeting minutes; prepare and distribute parish correspondence and monthly reports; prepare year-end reports; and maintain files.

Facilities responsibilities include a number of tasks to support appropriate insurance coverage throughout the Archdiocese, including: prepare annual insurance billings for parishes; report and track incidents/claims; maintain updated inventory listings and property files for all locations; communicate all changes to properties and contents to insurance carrier; and process annual automobile insurance and vehicle registration renewals.

Payroll Benefits related responsibilities include a variety of tasks required to process the benefits for all Archdiocesan employees on a month-to-month and year-end basis, including the review of payroll transactions. The Archdiocese uses the Dayforce (Ceridian) payroll system.

Mission Services will depend upon the successful applicant to provide practical solutions to integrated support functions for the team and expect that you will willingly bring forward your ideas and suggestions. You will demonstrate a proficiency and comfort level with technology and software (current and emerging).

We are looking for someone who is ready to join our work team with a willingness to help our members reach their highest potential while receiving the same encouragement to do the same.

This position may require some evening and weekend work.


  • Diploma or certificate in accounting or related field required
  • Combination of education and experience will be considered


  • Minimum three years in data entry, account reconciliations and payroll
  • Experience with providing support to a number of team members
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a number of leaders simultaneously
  • Proficient use of office computer, accounting software and Microsoft Office software, including Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated experience with records management
  • Knowledge of accounting and payroll practices
  • Knowledge of Alberta Employment Standards and Canada Revenue Agency payroll compliance requirements
  • Excellent critical thinking, judgement, and discernment competencies
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate trusting, sustainable relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Tact, diplomacy, understanding, and ability to embrace diversity
  • Sensitivity and understanding of every individual as an inherently sacred child of God
  • Must be bondable

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume quoting the job title “Finance  Assistant” in the subject line to by June 28, 2024.

We thank all those who apply; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.