Commission manages the planning and administration of the financial resources for St. Mary’s. The functions are divided into several areas and are chaired by the Treasurer who is a Vestry Member.
Volunteers who meet every Monday to count and sort Sunday contributions and credit to correct member. Fun and fellowship early Monday morning, we are always looking for more people.
Member manages the ACS Accounting and Member software system for St. Mary’s. Post payments each week to individual members accounts, ensure funds are deposited into bank accounts. Also manages the on-line bill payment and member contribution web site, which allows members to make contributions on line.
Accounting is handled through a third party CPA firm which meets monthly with the Finance Commission to review accounting and financial performance, and plan and administer the annual budget.
One function of the Commission is to review all invoices and requests for reimbursements and ensure that they have proper approval and are coded to the correct General Ledger accounts for CPA to process.
At least once a quarter the Commission puts together an all church mailing to send out contribution statements.
Commission is currently searching for a member who has some experience with EXCEL software who can help convert the standard accounting reports from the ACS system into more dynamic management reports.
Planning and Budgeting
The Commission works with all other Commissions in St Mary’s to forecast and plan annual budgets each year. They are approved by the Congregation at the Annual meeting and administered by the Finance Commission the next year.
The Commission meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5:00PM. With members coming and going, the Finance Commission is always looking for talented volunteers who are willing to help service and support St. Mary’s. If you are interested in serving, please speak to the Treasurer, one of the Wardens, or Clergy.
Adapted from Life and Ministries 2015 Rev 14