This manual identifies requirements and seeks to provide helpful
advice on sound, practical internal controls, accounting guidelines
and business practices. We believe that it can be a tool that will
support your efforts to perform the duties and responsibilities of
The format and design of this manual should assist you in
fulfilling the responsibilities for the financial oversight of a
diocese or congregation. The accounting principles and practices
described in this manual should be understandable to most readers.
The concepts and terminology have been kept simple yet consistent
with the demands of professional accounting principles.
Practical internal controls are the cornerstone to proper
financial management. Management of financial resources is an
important element of stewardship. The Church has entrusted us with
the funds placed in its hands for mission and ministry. We honor
this trust by caring for detail and acting accountably. Treasurers
at all levels in the Church are custodians of this trust. This
manual is a guide that will assists in preserving the trust.
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