Church Accounting

The How to Guide for Small and Growing Churches

Author: Lisa London

Publisher: Accountant Beside You

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Page: 195

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Accounting for churches is not the same as accounting for businesses. A church bookkeeper must be aware of the special tax codes that govern the church's unique tax standing. But it is often hard for overworked or volunteer administrators to know every aspect of tax code that affects their church's ability to accept donations, oversee a benevolence fund, and offer a compensation package for their minister.Lisa London, The Accountant Beside You who brought you QuickBooks for Churches & QuickBooks for Nonprofits, explains the specialized needs of church accounting in an easy-to-understand manner for church administrators and volunteers. A CPA with decades of experience working with businesses as well as churches and other nonprofits, Lisa explains complex concepts in a reader-friendly, engaging manner. She is joined by Vickey Boatright, an accountant who runs THE online site for all things church accounting, www.freechurchaccounting.com. Together, Lisa and Vickey guide you through every essential aspect of church accounting. Church Accounting: The How-To Guide for Small & Growing Churches is a must-have reference for all the nuts and bolts of church accounting no matter what your accounting system. Lisa and Vickey help you set up accounting spreadsheets and explain the different types of accounting packages. If you are already using QuickBooks, it is also a perfect compliment to QuickBooks for Churches and Other Religious Organizations. Additionally, The Accountant Beside You will show you how to:calculate and file employee payroll without paying for an outside servicedesign and implement a compensation package for your minister, including a housing allowanceset up and administer a benevolence fundacknowledge donations per IRS guidelines, including vehicle donationsprepare for an annual auditbudget and forecast to provide for future church growthreimburse employees' expenses per IRS guidelinesset up proper internal controls to guard against fraud or errorimplement the basics to start a new churchdesign church by lawsset up filing systems and the organize the officeThe Accountant Beside You series of accounting books for churches and nonprofits have been sold in all 50 states and every inhabitable continent.

Using QuickBooks Online for Nonprofit Organizations & Churches

Author: Lisa London

Publisher: Deep River Press Incorporated

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Page: 254

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If you are considering using QuickBooks Online for your small nonprofit or religious organization, Lisa London's latest book is a must have! The Accountant Beside You, Lisa London, has teamed up with CPA Eulica Kimber to show you how to make QuickBooks Online work for your nonprofit. From establishing good internal accounting controls, to converting from your desktop QuickBooks, to step-by-step instructions for setting up the system, QuickBooks for Small Nonprofits & Churches will guide you along the way. This resource includes hundreds of illustrations, sample chart of accounts for a variety of nonprofits, a sample chart of account for a religious organization, and instructions on managing the various aspects of an accounting system. No prior accounting knowledge is needed; Lisa and Eulica explain the process without unnecessary jargon. Topics include: Procedures to guard against theft and errors Designing a chart of accounts (with examples for different types of nonprofits in the appendix) Converting a desktop QuickBooks organization into QBO Tracking donor gifts and grants, Importing donor and vendor contact information Receiving money, paying bills, and tracking credit card charges Reconciling accounts Budgeting Designing management reports Month-end and year-end procedures Tracking fundraisers, in-kind donations, volunteer hours And so much more. For assistance with your organization's accounting needs, join the over 10,000 readers of the Accountant Beside You series.

QuickBooks for Churches and Other Religious Organizations

Author: Deep River Press, Inc.

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Category: Church management

Page: 298

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Bookkeeping for churches can be quite different than for-profit businesses, and the other guides available cover either QuickBooks or church accounting, not both. Lisa London, The Accountant Beside You, walks you through QuickBooks for your church from start to finish, always with examples, terminology, and understanding of what a busy church administrator needs to know in a clear, concise style. With her friendly easy-to-understand style and illustrative screenshots, Lisa guides new QuickBooks users every step of the way, while her tips for how to make QuickBooks work better for churches provides new insight and procedures for even the experienced bookkeeper. Not only does she step you through how to set up QuickBooks and utilize it more efficiently for your house of worship, but she also discusses everything you need to know to implement controls and procedures to ensure that your church's money is always protected. QuickBooks for Churches covers PC versions of QuickBooks from 2012 forward and even includes what's new in the 2014 version. Lisa offers sound accounting procedures for both large and small houses of worship, for bookkeepers with years of experience as well as those just starting out. Let The Accountant Beside You take one more worry off your crowded to-do list.

Using QuickBooks for Nonprofit Organizations, Associations and Clubs

Author: Lisa London

Publisher: Accountant Beside You

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Category: QuickBooks

Page: 320

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Accounting for nonprofit organizations can be quite different than for-profit businesses. Most books and guides available today are focused on either QuickBooks(r) or nonprofit accounting alone, but not both. Geared toward people without QuickBooks experience, Using QuickBooks(r) for Nonprofit Organizations, Associations & Clubs shows the reader how to set up and use QuickBooks(r) in a nonprofit environment. Lisa London, The Accountant Beside You, walks you through QuickBooks for Nonprofit Organizations from start to finish. With her friendly easy-to-understand style, and step-by-step instructions and screenshots, Lisa guides new QuickBooks users every step of the way, while her tips for how to make QuickBooks work better for nonprofits provides new procedures for even the experienced bookkeeper. Not only does she take you through how to set up QuickBooks and utilize it more efficiently for your organization, but she also covers everything you need to know to implement controls and procedures to ensure that your money is always protected. The step-by-step instructions and hundreds of screen shots explain how to: Manage member dues, fundraisers, and trips Track grants and contracts Allocate overhead to programs & grants Set up internal accounting controls to protect the money Customize forms Track volunteer hours and much more. Using QuickBook for Nonprofit Organizations, Associations, & Clubs includes sample charts of accounts for associations, PTAs, private schools, scouting troops, and civic groups. Covers the PC editions of QuickBooks including 2014. Check out Lisa's QuickTips Blog at www.accountantbesideyou.com for tips and videos. Here's what verified Amazon purchaser's have to say about Lisa London's flagship book, QuickBooks(r) for Churches and Other Religious Organizations: "I have been a church treasurer for more than 8 years and purchased this book to help "grow" our church QB system to automate reports and information required by our diocese and to track some nuanced restricted/unrestricted gifts. I found it helpful as a reference for best practices that go beyond Quickbooks accounting AND as a "how-to" manual with straightforward, step-by-step instructions to set up the chart of accounts, the item list and other specific QB tools. I'd recommend this as an office reference for churches of all sizes and accounting systems." Lois Wallenhost "We are transitioning from Quicken to Quickbooks and Lisa's book has been outstanding. Her book has been extremely helpful in assisting me in making the transition from Quicken to Quickbooks. As well as understanding the differences for a church trying to utilize a commerce-focused product (Quickbooks) as a religious organization. I would highly recommend this book to anyone!" James Underwood "This is a great resource to have by your side if you are setting up QB or already using QB's. It is very easy to understand and explained in detail. I also was able to communicate with Lisa via email, and she was a huge blessing! Very prompt and thorough in answering any questions I had. I would highly recommend this book to all users that need to get a better feel for the essentials of using QB's. There is also a handbook you can purchase that will be helpful as a companion guide to the book as well." Michelle Vandehey"

QuickBooks for Churches and Other Religious Organizations

Author: Lisa London

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Page: 325

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Updated for 2015 and expanded to include tracking payroll within QuickBooks. Are you the person who holds the office together at your church while being torn between your responsibilities to the programs, the clergy, and the finances? Don't let your bookkeeping duties be another source of worry. If you use QuickBooks at your house of worship, The Accountant Beside You can make this one job hassle-free. Bookkeeping for churches can be quite different than for-profit businesses, and the other guides available cover either QuickBooks or church accounting, not both. This is the only guide targeted specifically to QuickBooks for Churches. Lisa London, The Accountant Beside You, walks you through QuickBooks from start to finish, always with examples, terminology, and understanding of what a busy church administrator needs to know in a clear, concise style. With her friendly easy-to-understand style and hundreds of screenshots, Lisa guides new QuickBooks users every step of the way, while her tips for how to make QuickBooks work better for churches provides new insight and procedures for even the experienced bookkeeper. Not only does she step you through how to set up QuickBooks and utilize it more efficiently for your house of worship, but she also discusses everything you need to know to implement controls and procedures to ensure that your church's money is always protected. QuickBooks for Churches covers PC versions of QuickBooks from 2012 forward and even includes what's new in the 2014 version. Lisa offers sound accounting procedures for both large and small houses of worship, for bookkeepers with years of experience as well as those just starting out. Let The Accountant Beside You take one more worry off your crowded to-do list.

Running QuickBooks 2007 Premier Editions

Author: Kathy Ivens

Publisher: CPA911 Publishing

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 638

View: 931

Explains how to use the premier editions of QuickBooks 2007 to set-up and manage bookkeeping systems, track invoices, pay bills, manage payroll, generate reports, and determine job costs.

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