Tuesday, Concurrent Sessions VIII-IX B
Ashley began her career as an intern auditor in the Assurance Practice of Arthur Andersen in 1995 and became a full-time auditor in 1996 upon graduation. During that time her clients included Sinclair Broadcast Group, State of Maryland, Maryland School for the Blind and the Archdiocese of Baltimore, among many others. Ashley transitioned to the Archdiocese of Baltimore almost 19 years ago as the Archdiocesan Financial Affairs Manager, primarily responsible for the Internal Audit Process. During her time in that role, Ashley managed 4 staff auditors and over 500 internal audits as well as oversaw the implementation of QuickBooks Online in 200+ locations, developed the annual consolidation process of reporting parish and school financial results to Executive Leadership and Archdiocesan Boards and Committees and developed ongoing training for finance personnel at the parishes and schools. In 2011, Ashley took the position of Director of School Finance and worked to assist schools in budgeting, financial reporting and analysis and overall business management. In addition, the role oversaw the Grant and Aid process for the Archdiocese, the Archdiocesan High School Financial Statement audit process and the Catholic Accounting Services group. In 2019, Ashley became the Director of Parish and School Finance and now oversees 4 Regional Controllers that serve the over 140 parishes and over 40 schools within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. In this position, Ashley is leading a change in how Central Services of the Archdiocese of Baltimore serves its locations from a financial perspective.
Ashley has served on several Boards and Committees in recent years, including Archdiocese of Baltimore Investment Committee, New Cathedral Cemetery and St. John Regional School, John Carroll High School and the United Way of Central Maryland.
Ashley Conley is a 1996 graduate of the University of Delaware with a BS in Accounting and Minor in Economics. In May 2018, Ashley received her Masters of Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Ashley currently lives in Eldersburg, Maryland with her husband Jason and three children Garrett (14), Mackenzie (12) and Gavan (10).