Deanery Finance Committee
What does our Deanery Finance Committee do?
1. Diocesan affairs: a. monitor parish and deanery interests in diocesan financial affairs and make such contributions as it deems necessary; b. assist the DFC in its implementation of Diocesan policy;
2. Deanery finances: a. advise on the level of parishes’ contributions to the Deanery; b. prepare and administer the Deanery budget;
3. Parish finances: a. with the Diocesan Parish Finance Adviser, support the activities of the PCC Treasurers; b. receive from the parishes in a timely manner: i. the Annual Report and Accounts; ii. the Archbishop’s Council Annual Finance Return; iii. an annual budget and a forecast for the following year; c. identify any parish operating a deficit in its Unrestricted Fund and make recommendations;
4. Parish Share: a. examine the allocation of Parish Share and, if and when appropriate in the light of local knowledge, recommend adjustments; b. hear representation from any parish that believes it may have been treated unfairly and make representations at Diocesan level if necessary; c. notify each parish of its share once the above figures have been approved by the Synod; d. using information provided by the DFC, monitor Parish Share payments throughout the year; e. following receipt of information from the DFC, provide the Synod and its Standing Committee with reports of Parish Share payments; f. recommend a strategy to assist any parish experiencing payment difficulties;
5. Carry out other relevant tasks the Committee, the Synod or its Standing Committee may reasonably request.