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Chief Financial Officer
Catholic Charities Overview
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester was
founded in 1917 with a mission to build a just and compassionate society to
advance the dignity of all people. We serve our neighbors across the 12-county
Rochester Diocese through six divisions with over 70 program sites and a $95M
total annual budget. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester is one of
the ten largest Catholic Charities organizations in the United States.
Inspired by the Gospel and rooted in Catholic Social Teaching,
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester meets basic needs; advances
economic security; pursues housing solutions; strengthens families and
children; delivers compassionate mental health and addiction care; supports
individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; welcomes
immigrants and refugees, and more.
Recognizing the importance of transforming systems that
contribute to inequity in our communities, Catholic Charities is also a
powerful advocate for social justice.
Catholic Charities offers a mission-centered work
environment that values innovation and teamwork. Our success is measured by the
impact of our work for the individuals and communities we serve.
Chief Financial Officer |
Catholic Charities seeks a mission-focused, strategic and
results-oriented individual to serve as Chief Financial Officer.
The CFO plays a critical role in
developing and implementing financial strategies for Catholic Charities of the
Diocese of Rochester. As a member
of the Leadership Team, the CFO advises on all strategic and tactical matters
as they relate to budgeting, financial
forecasting, accounting and financial reporting for the corporation and all
The CFO is responsible for all financial matters of
Catholic Charities and is expected to create plans, systems, and
approaches that will enhance the management and deployment of resources. This position will support the development of a
business model that optimizes impact and ensures financial resilience for the
CFO is responsible for the fiscal management of Catholic Charities’ Central
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
In conjunction with the President and
Diocesan Director, provide leadership for agency wide development and
implementation of corporate strategy.
Provide strategic direction for
short-term and long-term financial planning.
Provide strategic management of the
accounting and finance functions.
Maintain executive responsibility for financial
Oversee all treasury operations for the
agency, including banking activities across all divisions, managing investments within the policy
parameters established by Board policy, and management of short-term
and long-term debt for the agency and its divisions.
Oversee development, implementation and
enforcement of financial policies, procedures, and internal controls, including
future policies and procedures that would enhance the fiscal and general
operations of all divisions in the Corporation.
Oversee the development and
implementation of corporation-wide budgets. Regularly review the current
financial status/analyses and forecasts of all divisions. Follow up with
division leaders on significant trends and variances to budget and provide
financial management counsel to division leaders as needed.
Lead development of personnel on the
Consolidate division budgets for presentation
to the CCDOR Finance Committee and Board.
Consolidate financial results and prepare
financial reports for the President and Diocesan Director, Finance Committee
Coordinate the development and
implementation of budget for departments under the Office of the President
& Diocesan Director and determine allocation of costs to the agencies.
Meet with Central Office department heads, at
least quarterly, to review budget to actual results.
Oversee the preparation of regular financial
reporting for the President & Diocesan Director.
Act as the management liaison to the
CCDOR and other agencies’ Finance and Audit & Compliance Committee
Chairpersons. Attend CCDOR Board
meetings and other agency Board meetings as required.
Manage and oversee the relationship with
the independent auditor including the scheduling and completion of the
independent audit for CCDOR and its divisions, the CCDOR Retirement Plan Audit,
Single Audit, 990 tax return and all other external reports
Ensure the maintenance of financial
records and accounting systems to ensure compliance with all regulations,
generally accepted accounting practices and contractual requirements.
Identify and manage business risks and
all insurance related issues for the agency
Works with the external risk managers to
minimize risk throughout the agency
Coordinates the insurance annual renewal
Participates on the Diocesan Risk
Management Committee as CCDOR representative
Collaborate with Executive Staff on
development of personnel practices, administrative policies and procedures,
internal and external communications to staff.
Demonstrable passion for the mission of Catholic
Charities of the Diocese of Rochester
Integrity, compassion, strong service mentality.
Seasoned leader, with evidence of having worked
as a true business partner to the chief executive of an organization.
Strong analytical skills to determine trends and
Results oriented with a track record of accountability
and achievement of goals.
Consultative approach in working with colleagues
on opportunities to improve.
Ability to rapidly change and adapt to new
situations or issues that arise.
Effective communicator at all levels in the
organization, with strong oral and written skills and a practice of sharing
Able to understand complex financial and related information and
communicate same in layman’s terms for colleagues, partners and the community.
Must be able to interact successfully with all
levels of staff at Catholic Charites Central Office and its divisions, as well
as the Diocese of Rochester.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and public accounting experience is highly
Ten years progressively responsible experience in financial
management. Minimum of five years in a senior management role.
Accounting experience in a non-profit environment and
familiarity with Federal and New York State funding models preferred.
Familiar with the role of technology in enabling and
strengthening operational effectiveness and efficiency.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary will be
commensurate with candidate experience and education. Employees at Catholic
Charities are eligible for a robust benefit package.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter.
Completion of all application fields is not necessary at this time.