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Society of St Vincent de Paul
Saint Louis, MO
  • Expired: January 20, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.


Provides both hands-on general accounting support and overall management of non-profit financial and information technology operations. This position supervises an Accounting staff and provides consultation to Board of Directors and Executive Director on strategic accounting matters, financial performance and budget. This position takes a leadership role in developing a culture that enables employees to perform in accordance with SVdP objectives.


Accounting & Financial:

Budget, Policies & Internal Controls:

  • Designs organization’s financial policies, rules and regulations and ensures adherence
  • Develops Agency fiscal year budgets
  • Evaluates company processes to reduce risk regarding legal ramifications and compliance
  • Acts as primary liaison with corporate bank and investment broker
  • Analyzes purchase and sale agreements, deal terms and risks of potential acquisitions


  • Develops and maintains timely and accurate financial statements and reports appropriate for users and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Manages monthly and other periodic financial reporting, including cash flow projections, investments, budgets and forecasts
  • Produces year-end reports for government agencies and donors
  • Analyzes and reviews budgets and expenditures for local, state, federal and private funding, contract and grants
  • Supervises business performance and takes steps to improve organizational performance
  • Recommends, develops and maintains financial databases and computer systems
  • Analyzes and manages adherence to reserve and bequest policies
  • Ensures annual audit is scheduled and works with internal and external auditors in completing audits
  • Documents and maintains complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions

Management & Leadership:

  • Manages and directs staff consistent with organizational culture; issues written and oral instructions, assigns duties and examines work for quality, timeliness and conformance to policies and procedures
  • Manages and motivates staff through recognition; trains, develops, appraises staff, schedules, plans and organizes workload and staff assignments
  • Liaise with Treasurer, Finance Committee and/or Audit Committee of Board as appropriate

Organization Mission and Policies:

  • Supports and demonstrates excellent customer assistance by following the SVdP Customer Service Motto to “Serve our Valuable Customers with Distinction and Purpose” which defines “our valuable customers” as both internal and external; i.e. co-workers, neighbors, donators, vendors, organizational contacts and thrift store consumers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; CPA preferred
  • Minimum 8 years’ financial management experience, not-for-profit and retail preferred; hands-on accounting experience required


  • Knowledge of:
    1. GAAP and regulations affecting charities
    2. Project management, budgets, financial reporting
    3. POS systems and retail operations preferred
    4. Advanced MS Office skills (Expert level in Excel) and knowledge of QuickBooks required
  • Skills and Abilities:
    1. Supervise and manage Accounting department staff
    2. Multi-task
    3. Work accurately and meet deadlines
    4. Work as part of a team and build relationships
    5. Implement necessary requirements to be compliant and reflects those changes in organizational policies and procedures
    6. Strong communication, written and oral, including follow-up and documentation
    7. Identifying, gathering, analyzing information, while developing alternative solutions to resolve problems
    8. Customer service focus, responding to needs of customers to meet or exceed expectations
  • Physical:
    1. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
    2. Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear
    3. Occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Society of St Vincent de Paul


Saint Louis, MO
63103 USA


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