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LEDA Virtual Job Fair


Employers interested in posting their job openings on the LEDA Virtual job fair (at no cost) can send job description, qualifications, and application method to LEDA's Director of Workforce Development by email.

In addition to posting your vacancies on LEDA's website, positions are also distributed to a network of workforce centers and educational institutions as appropriate.

Position: Financial Controller

The Financial Controller for the Diocese of Lafayette is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, budgeting and reporting the financial activities of the Central Office as well as other diocesan entities. Serving in a supervisory position, along with those reporting to the Financial Controller, this individual is also responsible for the day-to-day accounting including but not limited to the fixed assets, general ledger, account and bank reconciliations, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and cash receipts.
The person in this position is called to provide a Christian, compassionate, and professional personality in all aspects of day-to-day operations, with complete confidentiality. The Controller must be a team player who will share and participate in the vision and goals of the Bishop and of the Diocese.
The person in this position follows the established working hours of the Diocese of Lafayette Central Office and shall follow all diocesan and office policies, procedures, and regulations.
 Oversees planning, implementation and evaluation of the office’s mission, programs and services as directed by the Diocesan Finance Officer
 Assures the development, implementation, compliance and ongoing evaluation of a comprehensive fiscal control structure for all Diocesan Central Office financial assets and those of related organizations.
 Assures compliance with established accounting principles in accordance with GAAP, internal control policies and procedures, tax law and Canon law. This includes accurate and timely reporting of related required documents.
 Oversees the external annual audit of the Diocesan Central Office and Cooperative Deposit & Loan Program (CDLP) as well as preparation of the annual accounting reports of the Diocese and other entities. Prepares information for the Finance Board.
 Coordinates the annual Central Office budget process and produces monthly, quarterly and annual financial data and other special reporting for the Cooperative Deposit & Loan Program, Diocesan Healthcare Fund, Diocesan Property & Liability Insurance Fund, Priests’ Welfare Trust, and the Catholic Foundation.
 Provides reconciliation oversight on the accounting related to the Bishop’s Services Appeal (BSA), Capital Campaign and pension plan activity.
 Responsible for selection, implementation, and efficient and appropriate use of computerized accounting programs to manage financial data for diocesan administration accounting records, the BSA, CDLP and Diocesan Administration.
 Manage various operating cash and investment account balances to ensure sufficient cash flow to cover disbursements and maximize short-term investment returns.
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 Facilitate receipt and distribution of funds from wills, bequests and trusts received for the benefit of the parishes, schools and other Diocesan entities.
Additional Duties:
 Engage, educate and collaborate with division and department directors on a wide range of accounting and financial reporting matters.
 Prepare financial forecasts, graphs, and reports as requested by Diocesan Finance Officer.
 Prepare and communicate monthly and annual financial results, evaluate performance against plan, and analyze variances.
 Other duties as directed by the Bishop and/or the Director of the Secretariat of Stewardship.

 Ability to maintain confidentiality.
 Must maintain up-to-date personal certification for diocesan Safe Environment program.
 Proficient in current computer system(s), including but not limited to Word, Excel, Outlook and other software used to create designs and presentations.
 Advanced spreadsheet application skills
 Strong supervisory, organizational, leadership and communication skills.
 Ability to work collaboratively and compassionately with other Central Office Directors and staff members, as well as clergy, lay personnel and volunteers throughout the Diocese.
 Ability to take initiative and to see projects through to completion.
 Minimum of Bachelors degree from an accredited university in Accounting.
 Minimum of seven years related work experience, preferably in a non-profit/religious environment.
 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation preferred.

Application Requirements:

Interested parties are asked to submit completed application for employment (attached) and current resume to Eugene Thibodeaux in the diocesan Office of Human Resources, 1408 Carmel Drive, Lafayette LA  70501 or via email at [email protected]. Incomplete packets and/or documents will not be considered.

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