Internal Auditor








“The mission of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is to build a fervent community of
intentional and dedicated missionary disciples of the Risen Lord and steadfast stewards of God’s
creation who seek to become saints.” (Fourth Diocesan Synod, Statue#1). Therefore, every member of the
Curia staff, as an extension of the ministry of the Diocesan Bishop, has a ministerial calling, and each
position has a ministerial aspect.

The Internal Auditor reviews the financial operations and internal controls of parishes and other
diocesan entities. Through the internal audit process, the Internal Auditor communicates with staff,
observes the operating environment, and reviews financial reports to evaluate an entity’s compliance
with government regulations and diocesan policies and assists in identifying financial and operational
risks, and then communicates findings to accurate and detailed reports.


  • Conducts internal control reviews and audits with the guidance of the Director of Finance.
  • Prepares detailed reports of findings and recommendations based on audit and review procedures.
  • Follows up on internal control reviews and audit recommendations to ensure compliance.
  • Reviews and analyzes annual budgets and financial reports from diocesan parishes and schools.
  • In conjunction with the Staff Accountant, Controller, and Director of Finance effectively communicates
    with and provides support and advisory services to parishes and schools with financial and accounting
    issues and provides training to finance staff, financial councils, bookkeepers, and business managers at
    the parish and school level.
  • Assists parishes and schools transitioning from QuickBooks to Sage Intacct accounting software.
  • Remains astute on the Pastoral Policy Handbook and ensures compliances at the parish and school
  • Remains apprised of current accounting and auditing standards and updates as they relate to the
    federal, state, and local laws and the non-profit sector.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a CPA preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in public or internal auditing preferred.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, budgeting principles and practices, and financial reporting using
    the cash and accrual basis accounting methods.


  • Practicing Catholic in full communion with the teachings of the Church.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and people skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (particularly with Word and Excel) and Outlook.
  • Excellent ability to organize, plan, set job priorities and multi-task to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze financial statements and provide feedback and training to others. Previous Internal
    Audit experience is preferred.
  • Able to perform job responsibilities maintaining a high degree of accuracy as well as confidentiality.
  • Proven ability to solve problems and make effective decisions.
  • Proficient with computerized, standard accounting software packages and ability to train other
    individuals to use the software.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
  • Effective communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Desire to learn and undertake new and unfamiliar job responsibilities and tasks.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Availability to work nights with the possibility of overnight stays.
  • Travel required (50%). Valid driver’s license

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