Fiscal year 2007-2008 the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas employed a new department, Office of Finance & Controls. The department is responsible for visiting each of the entities within the Archdiocese to perform financial and operational reviews on a rotating basis. The objective is to review each parish, school or other Archdiocesan entity within a three year cycle.

Although the implementation of this new department will offer substantial support in the areas of financial and operational compliance, it is strongly recommended that the parishes schedule regular reviews from an outside professional on an annual basis. Parishioners that are familiar with auditing practices and principals are acceptable to assist in this review process.