Job Opportunity Details

Director of Financial Services for Parish Entities

Posted: 8/4/2022

Hiring Location: Pastoral Center- Business Office - Pastoral Center
Address: 3725 Blackburn St., Dallas, TX 75219 (Map)

Job Type: Full Time
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Weekends/OT Required: Occasionally
Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Catholic Required: No
Bilingual Required: Yes

Job Description

General Summary of the Position
Director of Financial Services for Parish Entities
This position reports in-person.

Reporting to the CFO, this position provides oversight and administration of the accounting, financial reporting and audit process for parishes, schools and other Diocesan entities. This includes maintenance of Diocesan accounting and finance policies and procedures, review and analysis of financial reports and the financial reporting process, managing the overall year-end and annual external audit process and oversight of the internal audit process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Position

• Maintains Diocesan entities’ accounting and financial reporting policies and procedures.
• Reviews and analyzes financial reports of entities; investigates variances to budget and/or last year.
• Manages the annual review/audit of Diocesan schools and other miscellaneous entities by outside accounting firms, including the reporting of significant findings.
• Oversees the internal audit function and conducts special reviews in collaboration with the Bishop’s Office and Chancellor.
• Follow up on significant deficiencies that are reported or identified.
• Manages the relationship and contracts with vendors for parish general ledger software and hosting/
• Calculates and communicates the parishes’ annual assessments.
• Assists in the implementation of standardized processes and systems for Diocesan Parish entities. Recommends changes to operational processes and controls as needed.
• Maintains a current level of knowledge and skills required to effectively serve in this position.
• Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and financial reporting including computerized accounting applications; federal, state and local laws.
• Knowledge of church organizational and operational procedures as well as financial/tax law regulations and legislation.
• Proficiency with information technology.
• Proven management, supervisory and administrative skills and an ability to work in a senior management position.
• Ability to work well with a wide range of styles and personalities.
• Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine a proper
• course of action.
• Service orientation and the ability to handle multiple priorities.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
• CPA certification, highly preferred.
• Minimum of five years of public accounting audit experience,
• Knowledge of FASB, GAAP guidelines and other accepted financial management guidelines for non-profit organizations.
• Expertise in the area of external/internal auditing.
• Experience in the use of a personal computer and related software.
• Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Special Requirements:
• Ability to work flexible hours.

Physical Requirements Specific to the Job:
• N/A

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position. The duties and responsibilities of the position may be changed at the sole discretion of the Diocese of Dallas – Pastoral Center.

The Diocese of Dallas – Pastoral Center reserves the right to modify this job description without notice to the employee. This job description is not a contract and does not alter the employee’s at-will employment status.

Additional Information

Director of Financial Services for Parish Entities Detailed Job Description

Hiring Contact

Name and Title: Lana Kauffman, HR Business Partner / Recruitment
Phone: N/A

How to submit resume: Email

Approved - Yes