The Diocese of Baton Rouge is seeking a full time person to perform the duties of “Accounting Review Officer”. The position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer and provides independent assessments of financial, operational, and system processes relative to the parishes and selected Diocesan entities.
The Accounting Review Officer provides independent assessments of financial, operational, and system processes relative to the parishes and selected Diocesan entities. This position provides oversight and support for the care of the temporal goods within the Diocese of Baton Rouge by providing assistance, training, and support to priests, bookkeepers, administrators, principals, and secretaries in parishes and select Diocesan entities on accounting, finance, payroll, and budget issues, diocesan reporting and procedural requirements, and internal controls. Preparation of report packages, receipt and review of parish, and to some degree, school financial reports, along with on-site reviews (some scheduled and some on an as-needed basis) allows this position to oversee the financial condition of Diocese units and the level of care for temporal goods within the Diocese. This position also serves as liaison with the external auditors for the Diocesan Administration Offices and Deposit and Loan fund audit, which requires among other things, preparation of the annual financial statements and all related schedules and support required by the audit.