In all areas of parish financial management, it is important that employees and volunteers not only be informed of proper procedures, but also be instructed as to the benefits of such procedures. The attached self-grading report will enable thefinance committee to analyze its current control systems. This booklet will also help implement a control system that will put to rest any questions concerning the improper appropriation or handling of funds by employees and volunteers.
This word document serves as a guide for parishes establishing a Parish Finance Council. Parishes may edit the document with their parish name, pastor's name, etc. As advised in Best Practices booklet (above), an active, well-formed Parish Finance Council is a key element for promoting the financial health of a parish, assuring accountability, and assisting the pastor with his temporal responsibilities.