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Chief Financial Officer

St. Monica Catholic Community

Posted 7/6/2018 until 8/1/2018


The CFO will have the primary day-to-day responsibility for the St. Monica Catholic Community (SMCC: parish and schools)  financial functions: accounting, reporting, controls, and long-range planning.    The successful candidate will provide hands on, accounting, tactical, and managerial leadership, and implement financial and administrative strategies to achieve the  mission and goals of St. Monica Catholic Community.
The CFO will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of financial operations to ensure the optimal delivery of services to internal and external constituents. This executive will ensure that all financial systems and controls reflect “best practices,” including building a proactive financial infrastructure. He/she will direct and implement the financial activities of  SMCC in order to protect its assets and to assure its liquidity.


Specifically, the duties and responsibilities of the role include the following:
·         Work with the pastor, parish administrator and president of schools, school principals, the parish finance council and St. Monica Catholic Schools Board to develop and implement annual and long-range plans to achieve the parish and school  vision and mission; demonstrate leadership and direction in order to achieve goals.
·         Establish  and implement all financial and administrative policies and procedures, in conjuction with the parish finance council and finance committee of the schools board,  to utilize assets and implement objectives.
·         Clearly develop, define, and implement the goals of the financial organization and communicate them through the community as appropriate.
·         Implement and monitor all financial affairs, including general and cost accounting, financial and operational controls, treasury, accounts payable,
·         collection, reporting, planning, internal audit, budgeting, forecasting, cash management and cash flow, payroll, financial modeling, and financial systems.
·         Prepare financial statements, government forms and tax documents; provides financial reporting, including variance reporting on income statements, balance sheets and cash flow; maintain banking relationships.
·         Provides reports required by the Archdiocesan Department of Catholic Schools.
·         Provide regular, clear and concise presentations on every aspect of financial management, including actual, forecasted, and budgeted activity.
·         Serve as staff liaison for the Parish Finance council, and other committees as appropriate.
·         Prepare and distribute financial analysis, reports and information as appropriate throughout the organization and  its various leadership teams to ensure effective communications and to enable decision-making.
·         Develop infrastructure, systems and methods to cost-effectively deliver programs, benefits and services; identify and achieve opportunities to reduce or eliminate costs and to leverage revenues.
·         Effectively and efficiently develop information systems and applications to ensure adequate support for the organization’s operations, administrative and financial functions, and provide consistent financial reporting across all groups within SMCC.
·         Provide administrative guidance and counsel to the senior management team to foster and facilitate cost control, revenue growth and constituent value.
·         Monitor and evaluate financial operations on a consistent basis to ensure objectives are met, results are achieved, policies are observed, infrastructure and systems are effective, and corrective action is taken.
·         Engage external auditors for annual and special audits as needed.
·         Undertake special projects and/or general management assignments as requested by pastor, community leadership, and or finance council and schools board.

Information/Application Contact:

St. Monica Catholic Community
Employment,  St. Monica Catholic Community
725 California Ave.

Santa Monica CA 90403
FAX: 310 566-1510
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