Church Accounting-The How-To Guide for Small & Growing Churches is THE resource to explain the basics of church accounting without all the accounting jargon.
Lisa London, author of QuickBooks for Churches, is joined by Vickey Boatright, the popular website owner of Free Church Accounting.com.
Learn how to set up an effective accounting system based on the size of your congregation and how to implement safeguards to protect your church's donations and resources. London and Boatright will explain in easy-to-understand terms how the tax code relates to your church's activities.
Here are a few of the things they offer detailed instructions on:
- Calculate and file employee payroll to save money on paying an outside service.
- Understanding housing allowances and other compensation specifically for ministers.
- How to properly administer a benevolence fund.
- Acknowledging donations, including vehicles and in-kind.
- How to prepare for an annual audit.
- How to use budgets and forecasts to manage future growth.
- And so much more!
Church Accounting Reviews
Our readers have lots of praise. Here is a couple of examples:
Steve (on Amazon) There is a tremendous amount of needed and otherwise useful information in this book July 14, 2016
There is a tremendous amount of needed and otherwise useful information in this book. After reading through this book, Church accounting makes so much more sense now.
T. Fleming (on Amazon) Well written, easy to follow for the non bean counters among us
October 7, 2015
I am a congregational president who REALLY needed an instructional book that could give me 1) an overview 2) as well as some pointers and how to do X. This book was perfect. It is practical, to the point, and doesn't waste you time with detail after detail so that you cannot find the forest for the trees. There is a clear path.
This book is ideal for 1) the small or startup church or 2) the church that has been around for 50+ years and has picked up a bunch of bad habits. I will leave you to guess which is true in our case.
The Accountant Beside You website has companion products and downloads available. http://accountantbesideyou.com/brands/Church-Accounting-series.html