The Finance Office provides a wide range of accounting and records keeping functions to support diocesan business operations. Some of the major responsibilities are:
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE (BILLING)
The Finance Office maintains the diocesan accounts receivable (billing) system which tracks the status of parish financial obligations for diocesan support (Quota), participation in insurance programs (Health & Life, Auto and the Diocesan Insurance Program), Priests’ Pension Plan (Clergy Retirement Account), voluntary dental coverage and miscellaneous other obligations.
DEPOSIT AND LOAN FUND
The Finance Office Administers the diocesan Deposit and Loan Program and issues monthly statements to participants reflecting postings of interest earned on savings accounts and interest owed for loan accounts.
The Finance Office maintains an accounts payable system which produces check disbursements for all diocesan payments of funds.
The Finance Office co-ordinates the administration of payroll activities for staff employed at the Pastoral Center.
The Finance Office provides technical support for the development of the annual budget for all departments and ministries supported by diocesan funds.
The Finance Office is responsible for maintaining a general ledger system and for producing financial statements and analytical reports, as required. It is also responsible for coordinating the submission of Parish financial statements.
The Finance Office is responsible for safeguarding and administering diocesan cash and investment accounts.
The Finance Office is responsible for the development and enforcement of diocesan internal control policies.
The Finance Office provides technical support for diocesan consultative bodies such as the College of Consultors, Finance Council, Lay Pension Board and Priests’ Pension Board on financial matters.
The Finance Office provides internal audit support and technical assistance for diocesan parishes, as required.
Office of Finance
Merrillville, IN 46410
Director of Finance
Office of Finance Staff by Function:
Accounts Receivable (Billing) -- Renee Ellis
Deposit and Loan Fund --Renee Ellis
Accounts Payable --Kathleen Strazzabosco
Payroll --Thomas Hihalik
Budget --Monica Ference
Financial Reporting -- Karl Dytrych
Treasury Functions --Karl Dytrych
Internal Control --Karl Dytrych
Technical Support--Karl Dytrych
Internal Audit-- Jess Isla
Director of Finance --Karl Dytrych --ext 247
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