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The Episcopal Diocese
of New York

1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Tel: (212) 316-7400

Alternative Audit Procedure Extended to All Congregations for 2019 Audits

In light of the financial hardship facing many congregations due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trustees of the Diocese have voted to extend the 2019 Alternative Audit Procedure to cover all congregations of the Diocese, unless they require a certified audit for another reason or are already planning to have a certified audit.

What this means

For the financial year 2019, all congregations in the Diocese of New York may carry out the audit internally (that is, without engaging an individual or firm outside the congregation), unless they need a certified audit for another reason or are already planning to have a certified audit prepared.

To carry out an Alternative Audit, please:

  • form a committee of three to four individuals (including, where possible, the rector/priest-in-charge, treasurer, a warden, and possibly a member of the congregation who is not on the vestry)
  • review and complete the current alternative audit requirement. (To download the alternative audit form and the accompanying workbook, please see the links to the right of this page.)

 Please note that all congregations’ annual audit for 2019 must be submitted to the Finance Office by September 15, 2020.

If you have any questions regarding any of the above, please contact us as soon as possible (see right of page for contact info).

Audit Contacts

Ms. Esslie Hughes
Chief of Finance and Operations

Office: 212-316-7409
Fax: 212-316-7481

Ms. Karin Almquist

Office: 212-316-7534


Alternative Audit Form for 2019 Audit Pdf

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Annotated Audit Workbook 2019 Pdf

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