Catholic Charities of Onondaga County


Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/16/2021 1:43 PM)
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Thrive and Change Lives


At Catholic Charities over 70% of our managers were promoted from within!


We believe that quality service begins with a passionate, motivated and hardworking workforce; a positive and caring work environment, and recognition for the challenging work our employees perform in service to others. For these reasons and many more Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is a great place to work!


Flexible Work Schedules

Remitted Tuition

Professional Development

Competitive Pay and Work Life Benefits

Professional Supervision and Coaching

Recognition and Appreciation Programs

Opportunities for Growth and Promotion



The Controller will manage the operational activities of Toomey Residential and Community Services Corp. and Lourdes Camp. Additional responsibilities include;

  • Coordinate/oversee all month-end and year-end close activities, including but not limited to financial statement preparation and drafting of year-end footnotes in accordance with GAAP for non-profit activities.
  • Coordinate/oversee annual filing of Consolidated Fiscal Report (CFR) and Standards of Payment for Foster Children Report (SSOP).
  • Prepare operating budgets for multiple entities.  Analyze and explain budget-versus-actual variations and recommend possible courses of action.  Prepare forecasts, as needed, throughout the year.
  • Develop, implement, and/or maintain procedures that ensure compliance with agency policies, government (Federal, state, county) regulations, and several funding sources.
  • Manage several local, state and federal funding sources including , but not limited to OPWDD, OCFS, and OMH.
  • Analyze detailed Medicaid transactions, such as the composition of Medicaid reimbursement rates.
  • Present/explain financial results to internal and external stakeholders.Foster a culture of “customer care.” Provide customer service to the Entities’ personnel.  This includes but is not limited to assisting Entities’ personnel with preparation of budgets, analyzing deviations from budget, and extracting the greatest benefit from available funding.  
  • Supervise 4-6 team members, including payroll processing activity.  Recruit, develop, and evaluate performance of personnel. Mentor and motivate staff, assisting them in setting and achieving goals. Ensure best practices are followed, and staff performance issues are addressed in conjunction with HR and Chief Finance Officer.
  • Ensure staff receives weekly supervision and a supervisory process that provides employees with performance feedback, which culminates into an annual performance evaluation.
  • Continuously improve policies, procedures, and work-flows.  Serve as a “Champion” of transitioning the department to a paperless environment. 
  • Maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting.  Identify and communicate risks that could compromise the relevancy and/or reliability of financial data.
  • Treasury management, including but not limited to borrowing/repaying lines of credit, managing PPP loans, and maintain banking relationships.
  • Serve as a key “point of contact” for external auditors and other third-parties.


This position requires working on-site.  We hope to provide increased flexibility as we develop and implement paperless work-flows.   


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting required.

Minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience required, (financial reporting and supervision in a for-profit, non-profit, or governmental entity). Highly proficient in Microsoft 365 applications (Excel, SharePoint) and Adobe required. CPA license preferred. Experience with OPWDD, OMH, and OCFS preferred. 


Skills/Abilities:  Problem-solves in calm, collaborative manner.  Critical thinking skills.  Able and willing to multi-task and embrace change.  Self-motivated with effective time management and project management skills.  Self-starter who excels in an autonomous work environment.  Comfortable speaking to/presenting for the Entity’s stakeholders.  Manages staff in a caring, consistent, and approachable manner.  Comfortable in “crucial conversations” and providing in-person feedback timely.  Active contributor to efforts to develop paperless work-flows. The ability to demonstrate the agency core competencies as listed below:


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice; helping people in need regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality. We believe that all people have infinite value and are worthy of our respect and compassion. Above all, we are committed to creating hope and transforming lives.


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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