The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, located in West Virginia seeks a highly motivated and responsible individual to assume a leadership role in the financial management of the Diocese as its Chief Finance Officer. This individual is appointed by the Diocesan Bishop and is the principal advisor to the Bishop in matters of finance in cooperation with the Diocesan Finance Council.
The Chief Finance Officer will administer the overall accounting process, implement financial procedures to improve and maintain the financial health of the Diocese, and provide leadership in financial decision making that affects the Diocese. This person will also serve as a resource to parishes, schools, and institutions within the diocese in financial matters while evaluating and ensuring compliance with Federal and State regulations and advancing sound policies and practices regarding fiscal management. This person should have experience in the areas of risk management, employee benefits, and legal negotiations and settlements.
The selected person will be a practicing Catholic who adheres to the teachings and traditions of the church. This individual must have CPA Certification. The individual in addition will have a Masters of Business (MBA) or Doctor of Jurisprudence. This individual will have a minimum of eight (8) years of supervisory experience and be able to demonstrate a successful progression in a leadership position. The Diocese prefers a person who is familiar with the religious not-for-profit area in accounting and finance and have a general knowledge of Canon Law related to temporal goods.
About Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
Blessed Pius IX established the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston on July 19, 1850., The Diocese was re-designated the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston on October 4, 1974, under a decree of Pope Paul VI, with Co-Cathedral Sacred Heart Church, Charleston, West Virginia.
The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston comprises the entire State of West Virginia, with a total population of 1,806,926 in an area of 24,282,45 square miles.
When established in 1850, the Diocese of Wheeling was entirely within the State of Virginia. In 1863 when West Virginia separated from Virginia, eight counties in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia continued as part of the Diocese of Richmond, and the Diocese of Wheeling included seventeen and on-half counties in Southwest Virginia.
On August 13, 1974, the Diocese of Wheeling was realigned to be conterminous with the State of West Virginia. The counties in Virginia then became part of the Diocese of Richmond.
The Diocese consist of 74,759 Catholics