Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington, serves as the charitable arm of the Diocese, feeds the hungry, heals the sick, cares for the elderly and houses the homeless through 21 ministries within 21 counties and seven cities. Its work depends on a dedicated staff and collaboration with partner parishes and parishioners, a broad volunteer network, and generous donors who support the mission
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Controller will be responsible for direct oversight of accounting, budget/forecasting, audit and reporting activities, grant management and compliance as well as periodic presentations to the board and finance committee. The Controller work closely with the senior leadership team.
The Controller oversees the Finance team including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, pension plan and grants administration. The Controller will ensure that CCDA has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and foster an effective control environment for the organization. The Controller will work closely with program leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations.
In addition, will partner with the CFO, senior leadership, and the human resources (HR) and information technology (IT) staff to enhance and better integrate finance, HR, and IT functions.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required
CPA required or MBA/MS in Accountancy with relevant experience
Minimum of seven years’ relevant experience in accounting, audit, contract/grant management and processing (billing and reporting) and at least 3 years supervisory experience
High Proficiency in MS Excel is required. Strong skill in MS Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat.
A proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CFO, the responsibility for finance
Strong interpersonal, communication skills and leadership skills to strengthen internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment. Experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners
Solid experience coordinating audit activities including A133 Single Audits as well as, budget development and analysis, financial reporting, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants is essential
Experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software preferred
Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation vs. simple reporting
Great Plains, Bi360, Full-Circle Budgeting, and Management Reporter exposure a plus.
Must be willing to uphold Catholic moral and social justice teachings in the workplace.
Catholic Charities fulfills the Church and Diocese of Arlington's mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services to strengthen and support individuals, families and communities base on the recognition of the value and dignity of human life.
The mission of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the official teachings of the Roman Catholic faith. The Gospel proclaims and the Church teaches respect for the dignity and sanctity of human life, from the moment of conception through natural death, and the duty to serve the most vulnerable of God's people. Therefore, Catholic Charities seeks to implement the Church's mission of social justice in the Diocese of Arlington in ways that strengthen individuals, families and communities. Catholic Charities extends its services and resources to all in need; convenes the Catholic community to fulfill the Church's mission of social justice; and advocates for social justice and seeks to empowers others to do the same.