Employment opportunities

Accounting Manager

Holy Wisdom Monastery is seeking an experienced and results-oriented Accounting Manager to join a vital organization known for its compelling history of service and innovative and inclusive approach to mission. Holy Wisdom Monastery, located in Madison (Middleton), Wisconsin and overlooking scenic Lake Mendota, is home to the Benedictine Women of Madison, Inc. and the Benedictine Life Foundation of Wisconsin, Inc. There is
also a non-denominational spirituality center with an overnight retreat and meeting facility. The monastery’s main building is one of the highest rated eco-designed buildings in the world. The campus, situated on 130 acres of rolling ecologically restored prairie and woods, includes a lake, nature trails, hermitages and two buildings used by individuals and groups for meeting and event space, overnight accommodations and meals.

The Accounting Manager will work closely with the CEO, the sisters, an experienced leadership team and an engaged Board of Directors to ensure that the organization provides excellent stewardship of resources to carry out its mission and advance its vision and values.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing and overseeing all aspects of the finance, accounting,
    investment, HR, insurance, and other administrative operations
    of the organization.
  • Recommending benchmarks for measuring financial and operating performance.
  • Monitoring and analyzing monthly and annual operating results.
  • Organizing financial audits and providing recommendations for procedural improvements.
  • Ensuring compliance with local, state and federal budgetary reporting requirements in accordance with GAAP.
  • Establishing and implementing short- and long-range financial and administrative goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures.
  • Staffing the Finance Committee. Benedictine Women of Madison, Inc.
Our requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business or Accounting, three to five years of
experience in a finance or accounting position.

Outstanding knowledge of finance, accounting, and budget operations,
preferably for a nonprofit organization.

Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems and
federal and state financial regulations.

Experience with QuickBooks and fund accounting

Proven ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports,
statements and projections. Proven knowledge of short- and long-term
budgeting and forecasting.

Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes.

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation will be based on experience. Our exceptional benefits include
robust health, dental and vision plans, generous PTO, 11 paid holidays, life,
short- and long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) plan and ability to work
remotely up to 50% of the time.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, current resume and three references to: Charles McLimans, CEO, cmclimans@holywisdommonastery.org. Applications received prior to Wednesday, August 31, 2022, will receive priority review.

Holy Wisdom Monastery (Benedictine Women of Madison, Inc. and Benedictine Life Foundation of Wisconsin, Inc.) is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Holy Wisdom values diversity, equity and inclusion and is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law.


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