|Responsibilities of Diocesan Finance Office|
The mission of the Diocesan Finance Office is to ensure proper stewardship of church temporal resources. We have the responsibility to:
We accomplish this by ensuring strong internal controls, providing an accounting for the sources and uses of funds, and by being a resource for parishes, schools, and agencies. We advise and assist these entities to insure that:
Financial oversight is provided by the diocesan Finance Council, which is directly responsible to the bishop, and by routine financial audits. Deloitte and Touche, an international public accounting firm, conducts annual independent audits of:
as well as auditing the consolidated financial statements of the diocese which includes all significant entities except for parishes, which report separately to their parishioners.