Case Study: Discalced Carmelites of Holy Hill
Father Don Brick is the Treasurer at Discalced Carmelites. The Discalced Carmelites of Holy Hill are a religious community of priests and friar whose common mission revolves around a life of contemplation, simplicity, and community. The Friars at Holy Hill are responsible for the National Shrine of Mary located in Hubertus, WI on the highest point in the state. Holy Hill attracts almost a quarter of a million visitors a year.
Father Don Brick came to The Giersch Group seeking bookkeeping and controller services upon the retirement of a long time CFO. Having a background in accounting, Fr. Don knew the importance of timely and accurate financial information.
The Giersch Group provided part-time, onsite professionals to help transition the financial systems to updated software, institute new financial policies and procedures, met with the finance committee, and staffed the financial tent at the annual Craft Fair before turning the job over to a full time Executive Director/CFO.
Many organizations face a serious challenge upon the retirement of a long time CFO. Not only does there need to be consistency but this transition is often the time for upgrading systems. The Giersch Group’s outsourced bookkeeping and accounting services allowed Holy Hill to transition to new financial leadership in the most efficient and effective way possible.
“The Giersch Group has provided us with bookkeeping and controller services for over a year. The Giersch Group’s expertise and steady work ethic has been very helpful to us over that period.”
Father Don Brick
Discalced Carmelites of Holy Hill