The Diocese of Gary is currently seeking a Director of Finance. The Director of Finance is responsible for the administration of the fiscal functions of the diocese including financial management, financial reporting and analysis, treasury management, budgeting, forecasting, fund accounting, and managing both the internal and external audit, as well as, other temporalities such as properties and insurance. This is a hands-on leadership role that requires a financial leader who is both strategic and tactical.
(The essential functions/major responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. Duties and responsibilities are also subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.)
Critical Success Factors:
Incumbent needs to possess a comprehensive knowledge in the areas of general business practices, accounting and finance including fund accounting as well as a grasp of computer theory and functions and have an in-depth understanding of the basic functions and structure of the Church.
In addition, this position calls for a conceptual approach to management responsibilities and requires the person occupying the position to possess at least some creative abilities in terms of dealing with complex and sometimes difficult situations. An interactive management approach is essential to proper function of this position. This position also requires excellent written and oral communication skills, strong persuasive skills, and superior problem-solving skills.
Other required traits: proactive, collaborative, analytical, and team oriented.