The primary purpose of the Finance Department is to record the financial activities of all entities under the control of the Central Administrative Offices of the diocese and to provide the bishop, chancellor, and finance council with information necessary to ensure the financial stability of the diocese. Through the annual budget process, the finance department, under the direction of the finance council, recommends program priorities in view of the resources available.
Internal auditing assists parishes, schools, and diocesan departments with:
1. Protecting financial assets
2. Providing financial reporting
3. Complying with diocesan civil laws, regulations, and policies