Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Business Manager Opening

Maternity BVM Church

Job Description – Business Manager


Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Church of the Diocese of Joliet Located in Bourbonnais, IL in Kankakee County, in the southern exurbs of Chicago.

We are currently seeking a qualified applicant to serve as Business Manager. 

The business manager is responsible for collaborating with the pastor in the management of the physical, human, and financial resources of the parish.  

We seek a person of integrity who is a practicing Catholic and committed to Gospel values and enthusiastic in their support of the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of Maternity BVM Church.

The business Manager is responsible for the business and financial management of the parish and applies professional skills and knowledge over several specialized fields including accounting, human resources, and other business management skills to perform work without specific direction and uses prudent judgment. 

The Business manager is responsible for collaborating with the Finance Committee in managing the finances of the parish and for providing reports and preparing a budget.  Further, the Business Manager collaborates with parish staff and parish committees in overseeing ministry budgets and working with the director of maintenance to manage buildings, grounds and equipment.

Interested candidates should send a resume with a cover letter to:

Rev. Jason Nesbit, C.S.V.

Maternity BVM Church

308 East Marsile Street

Bourbonnais, IL 60914  


Inquiries ---  Email – [email protected]  or 815-933-8285, ext. 322 




Bachelor’s degree or above with concentration in business.

Knowledge of Accounting Principles

Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

Willingness to use the accounting software used by the Diocese of Joliet

Willingness to use software that is standard in the Parish office.

Willingness to submit to background check

Commitment to safe environment and wiliness to take youth protection training.

Enthusiasm for the mission, vision, and values of Maternity BVM Church.



Ability to present oneself professionally

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Ability to set priorities and effective organization skills

Possess strong communication skills written and oral

Ability to be flexible for tasks outside of normal business hours



3-5 years experience in business management, accounting or related fields

Advanced degree in Business Administration



              Account Receivables

                            Make Deposits

                            Assist Money Counting teams

                            Manage ACH Donations, submit ACH file to bank monthly Accounts Payable

                            Pay Invoices and keep records of payments

                            Split the Pot Raffle – Pay Winners, prepare Federal & State Reports

                            Administrator of Parish Credit Card

                            Annual Reports – Federal & State – W2Gs, ST-1, 1099s, W3s

                            Payroll – Prepare 24 payrolls per year, manage updates, Keep Vacation & Sick Time Records

              General Ledger

                            Make all Journal Entries- using ParishSoft

                            Prepare Yearly Budgets in conjunction with Finance Committee

                            Produce Reports for: Pastor, Finance Committee, Parish Council, Diocese, Parishioners, Bulletin

                            Manage & Reconcile Bank Accounts

                            Attend Parish Finance Committee meetings to present financial reports

                            Assist Diocesan Auditors in audits

                            Organize & store documents to meet legal requirement



              Liaison between parish employees and Diocese HR Department

              Workers Compensation

              Maintain Personnel Records

              Liaison to Christian Brothers – 403(b) and Pension



              Contact Person for IT Provider; coordinate & schedule all IT updates, service calls, purchases

              Consult on contracts for IT Provider

              Administrator for: PDS, WeShare, Stripe, Martin Whalen



              Attend 3-4 Diocesan Business Manager Meetings per year & report back to staff

              Telephone Service

              Insurance Contact – Catholic Mutual

              Maintain various maintenance contracts

              Report on activity of Catholic School Families

              Purchasing of large items

              Work with Parishioners, Heads of Committees, Salespersons, Parish Council, Finance Committee Members, etc.

              Assist Pastor in Administrative Matters 

              Occasional Evening and weekend hours



The Business Manager reports to the Pastor. 

Further, the business manager collaborates with the pastor in reporting to the finance committee.  The Finance Committee will review parish financials and advise the pastor and business manager in all important business and financial decisions, including budgeting.