The Accounting Office records, reports, analyzes and maintains records and systems to ensure processing and recording of all transactions of the Chancery Office operations principles and standards. Other responsibilities include budgeting, policy and procedure updates, compliance with government and state tax regulations, cash management, coordination with external auditors, and providing advice to chancery departments, parish schools and missions when called upon. The Accounting Office, under the direction of the Controller.
It also coordinates the annual budget process, produces the monthly, quarterly and annual financial data, and coordinates the annual external audit. This department also accounts for fixed asset/real estate transactions, Diocesan Deposit and Loan activity and provides reconciliation oversight on the accounting related to Catholic Stewardship Appeal, the Capital Campaign and pension plan activity.