Parish Service Department
The Diocese of Fargo has a Parish Service Department that provides professional accounting and payroll services to parishes. This is open to parishes of every size and is a service that will save you time, money and frustration!
The Parish Service Department will provide parishes we service with a standardized Chart of Accounts, general ledger, accounts payable, bank reconciliations and payroll processing. Monthly and annual financial reports will be provided, and budget analysis, as required by the Parish Finance Council Charter, will be easily adapted to the reporting process. A parish will be able to choose the level of service it prefers on comfort level and need.
This is a "service," which means Pastors and Parish Finance Councils still have accountability and responsibility for the integrity of the information. However, the benefits of this service to a parish far outweighs the cost. Instead of trying to find an employee who can do both secretarial work and who understands appropriate accounting procedures and complex federal and state payroll tax laws and reporting requirements, parishes can concentrate on finding someone to do routine secretarial work and have the Parish Service Department provide accounting and payroll expertise and reporting required by federal, state and canon law.
View a printable flyer for the Parish Service Department (PDF).
Other Parish Accounting Resources