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Chief Financial Officer - Diocese of Baton Rouge

The Diocese of Baton Rouge seeks a Chief Financial Officer.

The Chief Financial Officer is the principal advisor to the diocesan bishop in matters of finance in cooperation with the Diocesan Finance Council. The CFO is responsible for administering the temporal goods of the diocese under the authority of the bishop, in accordance with the plan of the Diocesan Finance Council, and to make those payments from diocesan funds which the bishop or his delegates have legitimately authorized.

The CFO serves as a resource person to parishes in financial and related matters while evaluating, updating, and ensuring compliance of financial policies and procedures for the parishes, schools and other juridic persons under the oversight of the bishop, advancing sound practices for the care of the temporal goods of the Church.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field required with a major in accounting preferred. CPA or DFM certification desired.
  • Minimum of ten years’ experience with responsibilities in leadership positions in accounting and finance required.
  • Administrative leadership experience, preferably in the Catholic Church or non-profit, including working with consultative bodies, supervision, accounting, investing, and borrowing.
  • Valid, current driver’s license and own, reliable transportation.
  • Due to the nature of this position, it is required that the incumbent be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing who is registered and active in a parish.

Other Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of budgeting principles and practices (including use of spreadsheet software), accounting principles, investment, and financial reporting methodologies.
  • Experience required in the following areas: property management, investments, employee benefits and insurance.
  • Familiarity with the Code of Canon Law related to temporal goods preferred.
  • Strong professional and interpersonal skills demonstrating the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others on all levels both orally and in writing; excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain friendly and cooperative relations with employees, clergy, and parishes, schools, and other organizations the diocese supports.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends and travel.

Please submit letter of interest, resume, and three business references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Application deadline is August 10, 2018.

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