Director of Fiscal Special Projects and Analysis

Job Description

Job Title: Director of  Fiscal Special Projects and Analysis

FLSA Status: Full Time, Exempt

Classification: Professional

Department: Administration 

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer & Senior Director of Agency Relations 

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes

Summary: The Director of Fiscal Special Projects  Analyses  (Director)  is  a  senior  financial  position primarily responsible  for  Agency and Federation strategic, financial, organization, funding / liquidity / borrowings and investment projects. Working closely with the CFO & Senior Director of Agency Relations, the Director will produce timely and accurate financial information (budgets, analyses and reports) incorporating financial, managerial, contract and grant accounting and Governance reporting.  

This position provides analyses and reports for  Catholic Charities which provides approximately $90 million of direct community services and coordinates/supports a federation of 90 affiliated agencies providing nearly $1 billion of services. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 
  • Perform financial, strategic and organizational analyses for Federation of Catholic Charitiesagencies (including Alliance and direct service agencies). This includes collecting, analyzing and interpreting information about the economy, regions, organizations, services, events, trends, and economic forecasts will be used to assist in making assessments, preparation of alternatives and suggesting financial plans.
  • Understand and present funding requirements of Federation agencies and contract issues impacting revenues.  Ability to develop and present loan financing alternatives.
  • Financial operational support primarily for the Agency Relations office. Understanding and supporting the Grant program including understanding grantees needs, developing / assessing grant requests and determining / monitoring sources of funds.
  • Develop and present Federation related Governance I Finance Committee materials
  • Other responsibilities including:
  1. Maximize fiscal systems, making recommendations for improvements
  2. Address ad hoc issues as required by Executive Management
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are generally 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday - Friday. Additional weekend and evening hours may be required to meet agency deadlines.

Working conditions and physical demands required:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Travel for outreach, affiliated agency site visits and/or events using reliable transportation, traversing streets, ascending/descending stairs, and exposed to outside weather conditions; Ability to carry work papers and a laptop to various locations.
  • Engage with the public in social environments.
  • Remain in a stationary position at a workstation and use a computer at least 70% of the time.
  • Meet competing deadlines​
Significant working relationships: 
  • Federation of Catholic Charities agencies, executive staff, governance committees and Boards.
  • Operational, Program and Financial staff, government agencies, funders, Archdiocese administration and outside service providers especially audit firms and banks.

Education and/or experience required:

  • Bachelors or Masters in a Finance related field
  • 12+ years relevant experience including supervision of direct and indirect reports.​
  • Minimum 7-years significant financial reporting and analysis experience within public accounting, non-profit agency and / or a commercial firm

Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:

  • Very effective professional qualitative and quantitative financial. Ability to pay attention to detail while understanding and communicating the " bigger picture".
  • Very good listener with effective written and communication skills including the abilities to effectively communicate financial information to various constituencies
  • Very good skills in analyzing accounts and problems, developing and implementing creative solutions as well as utilize and improve financial systems and tools.
  • Flexible with the ability to initiate projects, prioritize and complete tasks on a timely basis with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment
  • Very good knowledge of internal controls, accounting systems and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles with strong financial statement and disclosure experience
  • Ability to supervise, mentor and motivate to produce quality materials within tight timeframes, simultaneously manage several projects, participate in and facilitate group meetings and work with senior management
  • Commitment to the mission of Catholic Charities
Considered A Plus 
  • Non-profit (managerial or audit) government contracting experiences
  • Lawson Financial Systems
  • CPA and / or MBA

Job Summary

Director of Fiscal Special Projects and Analysis
Bachelors or Masters in a Finance related field

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant past experience and qualifications, and state their position of interest and desired compensation. Submissions without this information will not be considered.

Please send resume and cover letter to: