The Shrine seeks a seasoned financial professional with a strong commitment to the Catholic Faith and to the mission of the Shrine, as it prepares for the 500th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe to St Juan Diego in December 2031.
The Chief Financial Officer is a member of the Shrine's executive team who reports to the Executive Director and who supervises all aspects of the Shrine's finance department, which includes two other fulltime staff. The CFO works closely with the Treasurer who serves on the Board of Directors. The Founder of the Shrine and the Chairman of the Board of Directors is His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke.
***Only applications for fulltime, onsite employment will be considered.***
-Manages and develops departmental staff and administers all Shrine finances and employee benefits
-Develops financial strategies, manages cash flow, and prepares timely financial reporting to support the Shrine's multifaceted mission and assesses and evaluates the same
-Participates in the development of the Shrine's long-range plans and programs as a strategic partner and provides financial forecasts
-Develops annual budget in consultation with department heads and Board of Directors
-Supervises the finances of the Shrine's retreat house capital campaign and building project and all future campaigns and building projects
-Administers risk management strategies and related insurance requirements
-Develops, documents and maintains accounting procedures and internal controls, including proper segregation of duties
-Ensures adherence to applicable accounting standards, as well as federal, state, and local financial reporting laws and regulations
-Selects and oversees accounting software and collaborates with other departments to improve overall IT system efficiency
-Manages banking relationships and accounts and reviews all contracts
-Serves as staff to board audit committee and to the endowment trust
-Manages relationship with Shrine's accounting firm and oversees annual external audit
-Develops revenue streams from foundations, etc.
-Serves in rotation as weekend manager-on-duty in service to the Shrine's pilgrims
-Bachelor's degree (accounting or finance preferred)
-Professional certification: CPA or MBA or CFA
-Sound knowledge of the Catholic Faith and commitment to the sacramental life
-Total of 10-15 years of related professional experience, with a minimum of 4 years of experience in public accounting with a nationally recognized (top 15) firm OR at least 4 years as a CFO or Controller OR equivalent experience
-Previous work with both for-profit and non-profit entities is a plus
-Experience with endowments and facilities management desired
-Strong oral and written skills and capacity for public speaking to promote the Shrine's mission