Our Annual Report
Finance Office Staff
John Moran, Financial Controller
John joined the Diocese of Leeds in February 2016 having gained extensive accounting and general management experience in the commercial sector, including 10 years with Alliance and Leicester Bank. He is responsible for managing and co-ordinating the finances of the Diocese working with HSBC and our Auditors, Saffery Champness.
Projects that the Finance Department is working on in 2019 include ‘contactless giving’ and grant fund raising.
0113 261 8024
Anna Larkin, Financial Accountant
Anna has worked in the Finance Department since February 2016. She project-managed the implementation of the Online Parish Accounting System (OPAS) in our 77 parishes and continues to provide on-going support. Anna works on the preparation of the Annual Accounts and other finance projects such as grant applications for diocesan and parish projects.
0113 261 8028
Louise Ward, Gift Aid Administrator
Louise has worked for the Diocese since March 1988. She started as secretary to the Property Office and joined the Finance Department in 1991.
Louise is the primary contact for Gift Aid in the Diocese, frequently visiting parishes and giving presentations at Sunday Masses to promote Gift Aid giving as well as assisting parishes in processing their claims on OPAS. Louise is well respected in this field, being Secretary to the National Gift Aid Conference as well as being the Gift Aid Administrator for the Diocese of Hallam.
She is also sub-editor of the Diocesan Year Book and provides secretarial and administrative assistance to other departments in the Curia.
0113 261 8023
Catherine Walker, Finance Assistant
Catherine originally joined the Diocese in 2010. She began as a volunteer in the Education Department before becoming a permanent employee in 2012. In 2016, Catherine joined the Finance Department where she is the Accountant for the Diocese’s Pastoral and Conference Centre at Hinsley Hall and maintains the accounts for the Curia’s departments.
0113 261 8004