FALL RIVER — Kevin R. Kiley (in photo), who has spent over 20 years in finance and planning for the Archdiocese of Boston, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Chancellor for the Fall River Diocese, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has announced.
The appointment, made by the bishop, becomes effective April 19, 2016.
As Chief Financial Officer, Kiley will oversee temporal areas of diocesan administration such as budgeting of ministries and offices; monitoring finances of parishes; legal matters involving parishes, schools, and diocesan offices; insurance coverage; employee benefits; construction and renovation projects; and the Diocesan Development Office.
As Chancellor, he will be the Notary of official documents and serve as the chief record keeper, managing the gathering and safeguarding of all diocesan documents.
Kiley started with the Boston Archdiocese in 1991 as a staff accountant /budget analyst, working his way up in successive years to become accounting supervisor and assistant controller. After a two-year period away, he was recruited by the archdiocese to return in 2004 as Manager of Budget and Planning and led the effort to restructure its central operating fund and stabilize finances. While holding several different titles since then, Kiley developed a new fundraising model for the archdiocese, oversaw the renovation and relocation of its headquarters, and was interim human resources director.
As Director of Strategy and Financial Planning for the past three years, he has been responsible for the development and implementation of strategic plans, financial and operating plans, and budgets for the archdiocese, and was second in command to the Chancellor. As part of a management team, his oversight also included IT, human resources, risk management and parish services.
In 2013, Kiley completed requirements to become a Certified Diocesan Fiscal Manager from the national Diocesan Fiscal Managers Conference. He now serves as Secretary/Treasurer of that conference.
“Kevin comes to us not only with business and financial expertise, but also with experience working for a diocese –and a large one at that,” said Bishop da Cunha in making the announcement of his appointment. “He understands our mission and is very familiar with the many components that make up the Diocese as well as the needs and challenges particular to it. I am confident he will serve us well in these two important positions.”
Serving as a chancellor/chief financial officer “has always been a goal of mine while working for the Church,” Kiley explained.
“It provides the opportunity to expand my scope of responsibility while at the same time utilizing my 20-plus years working for the Church in Boston. With a commitment to accountability and transparency, I am excited and honored to serve Bishop da Cunha, priests, religious, diocesan/parish staff, and parishioners of Fall River,” he said.
Kiley holds a degree in accounting from Suffolk University and worked first as an accountant after graduation for two private companies and also as a financial planner.
Born and raised in Weymouth, he now resides in Marshfield with his wife, Susan, and their four children. He attends St. Christine Parish in that town.