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Opportunities at Archbishop Quigley Center / Cardinal Meyer Center / Other Pastoral Center Departments

Posted 10/23/2018

Job Title:

Senior FP&A Analyst

Department:

Finance

Location:

Archbishop Quigley Center
835 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2030

Hours:

Full time

Description:

Archdiocese of Chicago Overview

Be part of our mission. The Archdiocese of Chicago (“the Archdiocese”), the third largest Catholic Archdiocese in the United States, serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in 344 parishes in Cook and Lake Counties. The Archdiocese's 217 elementary and secondary schools comprise the largest U.S. private school system, and have garnered more U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Awards than any system of any type. The Archdiocese, pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, has more than 15,000 employees.

The Archdiocese of Chicago, under Cardinal Cupich’s leadership, has launched a multi-year Church renewal effort (“Renew My Church”) to engage people in their faith lives, establish more vibrant parish communities and inspire service in our local communities. To accomplish these objectives, the Cardinal is also transforming the Pastoral Center, the central administrative operation of the Archdiocese, by building a team of high-qualified professionals dedicated to the mission of the Catholic Church in Chicago.

The Archdiocese recently completed a significant successful financial improvement effort and is now looking to build long-term professional finance operation and organization.

Position Overview

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports and operates the following for a major and/or moderate APC operation(s).
    • Develop deep understanding of the underlying operations and drivers for the budgets.
    • Lead and manage the annual budgeting process including, guidelines, systems and tools, change tracking, and review and approval. 
    • Lead and manage the long-range planning process including, guidelines, systems and tools, change tracking, and review and approval. 
  • Manage and operate the management reporting and analysis process, including reports and variance analysis, trend analysis, corresponding systems and tools, and review process with operating management for the major/moderate operation(s) supported.  Work with the operations supported to develop appropriate plans to manage financial issues and opportunities and achieve budgets. 
  • Leverage the budgeting and management reporting processes to drive accountability and financial control and help ensure the APC operation supported meets financial targets.  
  • Participates in the operation of enterprisewide FP&A processes (e.g. annual budgeting) and enterprise-wise infrastructure (e.g. OneStream)
  • Identify, design and develop opportunities to improve FP&A processes and systems, maximizing the use of automation. 
  • Supports initiatives to streamline, automate, and properly control the FP&A function.
  • Supports goal setting and achievement process.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in financial accounting and reporting and/or FP&A. 
  • Undergraduate degree in Finance/Accounting, with a preference for advanced degrees in accounting, finance or business. 
  • CPA and/or MBA are desirable.
  • Experience in notfor-profit organizations is preferred.
  • Strong experience in FP&A, with demonstrated business acumen and financial analysis capabilities. 
  • Initiative taking ability to assume independence and suggest opportunities for continual improvement.
  • Ability to synthesize data and information into key messages, implications and recommended actions.
  • Strong interpersonal skillsability to build confidence and trust.
  • Comfortable with high change environments and turnaround environments.
  • Strong ability to set priorities in a complex environment while meeting priority goals and objectives.
  • Crossfunctional consensus-building and coordination ability, particularly with non-Finance functions.
  • Strong detail orientation and willingness to engage in detail as necessary, without sacrificing the overall perspective.
  • Major financial systems experience is desirable:  Microsoft Office suite; Lawson G/L or comparable, Hyperion/OneStream.
  • Major/moderate project experience.
  • Demonstrated high integrity and ethics in all operations and responsibilities
  • Affinity for missiondriven, not-for-profit organizations and a commitment to serving the Catholic Church in the Chicago area.  Must demonstrate understanding, respect and support for Catholic Church teaching, mission and values.  Hiring preference will be given to candidates who are Catholic.

The Archdiocese of Chicago offers an attractive salary and comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision and 403(b) retirement plan.  In addition, we offer paid vacation, holiday, sick and personal time.

If you are interested in being considered for this opening, please visit the list of open positions on AppliTrack. Please complete a letter of interest, a profile, or submit your resume.

Thank you for your interest in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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