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Diocesan Financial Officer - Diocese of Las Cruces

The Diocese of Las Cruces is hiring for the following position:

Diocesan Financial Officer — seeking an experienced, energetic, committed professional to serve as Diocesan Financial Officer. The ideal candidate will be active in their parish, a practicing Catholic in good standing, and have the following education, experience and skills:


  • A Bachelor’s degree in a business related field; finance and/or accounting with CPA or graduate degree preferred.
  • Five to ten years of professional experience with multiple responsibilities in leadership positions in accounting or finance.
  • Administrative leadership in a not for profit organization, preferably the Catholic Church, to include working with consultative bodies, supervision, accounting, investing, borrowing, and business law. In addition, experience and knowledge is required in the following areas: properties, employee benefits, risk management, insurance, and computer systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of budgeting principles and practices (including use of spreadsheet software), accounting principles, investment and financial reporting methodologies.
  • Experience in planning is desired.


  • Demonstrated leadership and resourcefulness in finance and accounting administration and operations; a high degree of flexibility in order to achieve objectives and meet demands as required.
  • Knowledge of church and business related government regulations.
  • The knowledge, ability, and skill to effectively utilize personal computers, peripheral equipment, various software packages and other office equipment is necessary.
  • Significant meeting facilitation and/or participation is necessary.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • A high level of independent thought and initiative is required.
  • Bilingual ability is desired.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Incomplete packets will not be reviewed. Position will remain open until filled, with preference given to credentials received prior to Monday, May 22, 5:00 p.m.

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