The Diocese of Syracuse is seeking a full-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer to be responsible for overall financial and treasurer operations. The CFO reports to the bishop and establishes, evaluates and advances policies, procedures and programs for the financial administration of the diocese, parishes and schools and other related entities.
The Controller, Director of Facilities, Director of Parish Services, Director of Information Technology, Manager of Risk management as well as the Executive Director of Foundation for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse reports to the CFO. The position safeguards diocesan and parish assets through the establishment of financial and internal controls in conjunction with Internal Audit. The position fulfills the responsibility of the Diocesan Finance Officer in accordance with the Code of Canon Law (Canon 494).
Coordinates/reports to the following committees:
1. Finance Council
2. Audit Committee
3. Investment & Banking Committee
4. Priest Retirement Board
5. Human Resources and Benefits Committee
6. Risk Management Committee
7. Real Estate Committee
1. Audit Committee
2. Finance/Investment Committee
3. Executive Committee
Diocesan Catholic Education Strategy
1. Oversees the Board of Trustees at the four Catholic High schools
2. Key player on the Finance Council Catholic Schools Strategy committee
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and experience required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
BS in Business Administration or Accounting. Preferred: MBA and/or CPA
10 or more years in accounting and financial management necessary to properly perform position requirements. Requires knowledge and training in a full range of accounting/financial matters, general business management and an understanding of not-for-profit financial issues.
Must be a practicing Roman Catholic with a heightened sense of confidentiality and a strong sense of respect for the Roman Catholic Church. Must be willing to reflect the Christian attitude of the Church in dealing with fellow employees and those from outside the Chancery Office. Must have a sense of responsibility and loyalty to the bishop and his role as shepherd of the local Church.
A high level of organizational and interpersonal skill is required. Attention to detail and working well with others is also required.
Ability to read and analyze written and electronic correspondence and compose appropriate responses utilizing others in the organization when appropriate. Ability to respond to common inquiries from regulatory agencies or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present verbal and written information to constituencies and public groups.
The candidate must have current Safe Environment training or needs to attend the required initial Safe Environment training within 60 days of employment.