Financial Services is responsible for the accounting function for the administrative offices of the Diocese of Scranton. This includes the maintenance and preparation of the Diocesan financial statements, the processing of parish assessments and shared administrative costs, the maintenance of the Diocesan Institute and the preparation of the annual budget. The Finance Office is also responsible for the internal audit program for parishes. We provide additional oversight and support, as needed, to other Diocesan organizations.

Diocese of Scranton Financial Reports

2017-2018 Fiscal Year

2016-2017 Fiscal Year

Policies and Procedures


Guidelines & Procedures for Management of Sunday Collections

Parish Accounting/Budgeting Manual – Chart of Accounts

Guidelines and Procedures for PAYROLL

Guidelines and Procedures for BANK ACCOUNTS

Guidelines & Procedures for CASH DISBURSEMENTS

Guidelines & Procedures for MAINTAINING RECORDS

Guidelines & Procedures for MASS STIPEND FUNDS

Directives for Parish Finance Councils

Gas Policy

Social Justice Donation Guidelines

Bequest Policy procedures

Building Commission Policy

Designated Fund Policy

Endowment Fund Policy

Guidelines & Procedures For Scrip

Agreement Regarding Parish Building Usage

2019 Special Collection Dates


USCCB Resources
(Diocesan Financial Management: A Guide to Best Practices)