Business Office

Our mission is to coordinate the financial, accounting, and management services of the diocese and promote generous and responsible use of all human and material resources. 

Purpose: To record the financial activities of all entities under the control of the Central Administrative Offices of the diocese and to provide the bishop 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. 

Function: We protect financial assets, assist with financial questions, provide financial reporting and forms used in daily operations, and complying with diocesan civil laws, regulations, and policies. In summary, we are here as stewards trying to make sure the diocesan resources are being effectively used to reflect the mission Christ has given to us.

Taxes/Assessments

All parishes in the diocese are subject to an annual assessment.  This assessment supports non-annual bishop’s appeal-funded departments and activities.

Some of these services are: 
1.    Tribunal Office
2.    Safe Environment Office
3.    Stewardship and Development Office
4.    Administration of Employee Benefit Program
5.    Guidance in the form of personnel policies, compliance with labor laws
6.    Guidance in the form of financial policies, compliance with accounting standards, and tax laws.
7.    Support, assistance, and training in bookkeeping matters
8.    Financial audits of parishes
9.    Processing of stock gifts and other non-monetary gifts.
10.   Guidance and support on construction and renovation projects
11.   Payroll processing/tax reporting

Parish Financial Management Handbook 

Resources

Resources for Financial Reporting
Diocesan Financial Management-Guide to Best Practices

Diocesan Finance Council

Business Office

Archbishop Noll Catholic Center
PO Box 390, Fort Wayne, IN 46801
Ph: (260) 422-4611 | Fax: (260) 423-3382