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No. If the propriety of certain expenses or the level of the substantiation is in doubt, who is going to provide the accountability? The secretary may not feel free to raise questions. A church board member is usually the best choice to review and approve a pastor’s reimbursements to remove the church secretary from being caught in a potentially awkward position.

Dan Busby is a certified public accountant and president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

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