QuickBooks for Churches and Other Religious Organizations

Author: Lisa London
Publisher:
ISBN: 0991163540
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre:

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.

Using QuickBooks Online for Nonprofit Organizations Churches

Author: Lisa London
Publisher: Deep River Press Incorporated
ISBN: 1945561025
Release Date: 2016-07-26
Genre:

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.

Church Accounting

Author: Lisa London
Publisher: Accountant Beside You
ISBN: 0991163532
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre:

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 for Nonprofit Organizations Associations and Clubs

Author: Lisa London
Publisher: Accountant Beside You
ISBN: 0991163516
Release Date: 2014-04-02
Genre: QuickBooks

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"

BANISH Your Bookkeeping Nightmares

Author: Lisa London
Publisher:
ISBN: 1945561076
Release Date: 2017-03-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Thousands of people are self-employed, but do they understand their taxes? Lisa London, CPA gives step-by-step instructions in setting up your accounting system, explains how to keep on top of the paperwork, how to file quarterly employment taxes, and shows the detail behind deductions on Schedule C. Let London BANISH Your Bookkeeping Nightmares.

Basic Accounting for Churches

Author: Jack A. Henry
Publisher: B & H Academic
ISBN: 0805461450
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Business & Economics

Money management is the art and science of developing and carrying out a spending plan. The author has written a true 'everything-you-need-to-know' guide to sound and healthy money management-from the most basic accounting principles to sample forms and ledgers, computer tips, filing systems and more. It's a book that proves church finances don't have to be tedious, complicated and confusing.

Worth s Income Tax Guide for Ministers

Author: Beverly J. Worth
Publisher: Worth Publishers
ISBN: 0991219260
Release Date: 2016-12-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Ministers and other church employees are subject to special U.S. tax regulations. Virtually every year, new tax rulings affect the way that they should file their taxes. A working knowledge of these rules can help the minister save money--and that helps the church save money. Worth's Income Tax Guide for Ministers helps church workers comply with the latest tax laws. Includes step-by-step instructions for setting up the minister's compensation package to save tax dollars. Includes samples of completed payroll reports, W-2s, and tax returns, showing the church treasurer and minister what documents to file, how to file and when to file them.

Deduct Everything

Author: Eva Rosenberg
Publisher: Humanix Books
ISBN: 9781630060480
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Award-Winner in the “Business: Personal Finance/Investing” category of the 2016 International Book Awards KEEP MORE OF YOUR HARD-EARNED MONEY AT TAX TIME The tax code may be bloated, but that doesn’t mean your check to the IRS has to be. Let Deduct Everything! be your ultimate guide to lowering your annual tax bill. This comprehensive guide to legal deductions, credits and loopholes covers: • Rules of thumb for record-keeping and how to stay organized • Secrets to mortgage, tax and insurance deductions • Maximizing work-related expenses • Making the most of medical expense and health savings accounts • Strategies for utilizing deductions and credits for education • Bonus: Lots of tips on how to make more money—some of it tax-free

Zondervan 2017 Minister s Tax and Financial Guide

Author: Dan Busby
Publisher:
ISBN: 0310520878
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Religion

The Zondervan 2017 Minister's Tax and Financial Guide is the most accessible, easy-to-follow workbook of its kind, explaining complex tax concerns in plain language. For 2017, this guide includes a line-by-line explanation of the 1040 Form as well as information on recent changes in the tax code, sound retirement planning helps, compensation planning guidance, and maximizing business expense reimbursements.

Bookkeeping For Dummies

Author: Jane Kelly
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118346884
Release Date: 2012-08-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Britain's number-one guide to mastering the art and science of bookkeeping is now better than ever! Bookkeeping may not be fun, and it's rarely pretty, but you simply cannot run a business without it. This Third Edition of Britain's bestselling guide to small business bookkeeping has been fully updated for the latest accounting practices and bookkeeping software, and features lots of practical exercises and a new CD with bonus content. It gets you up and running with what you need to keep your books balanced, your finances in order and the tax inspector off your back. Get started – find out why bookkeeping is essential to your company success, how it's done and where to start Keep a paper trail – enter and post financial transactions, keep a detailed record, and set up internal controls for managing your books and your cash Take it one day at a time – discover how to keep track of day-to-day operations, as well as adjustments to sales and purchases Keep the payroll rolling – get the lowdown on setting up and managing payrolls, as well as all the HM Revenue & Customs paperwork involved in hiring a new employee Close out the books – learn how to close out monthly, quarterly or yearly accounting periods and calculate and record depreciation, interest payments and receipts Make it official – find out how to prepare financial reports and profit and loss statements, properly fill out all required tax forms and prepare your books for next year Open the book and find: How to create and maintain your company's financial records The best ways to keep books up-to-date with technology How to set up and maintain employee records How to calculate your staff's net pay Guidance on producing income statements and financial reports A wealth of practical exercises and examples throughout the book Learn to: Manage day-to-day records like sales and purchases Produce Profit and Loss Statements and Balance Sheets Prepare year-end accounts and VAT returns CD-ROM includes bookkeeping templates and resources Note: CD files are available to download when buying the eBook version

Teaching Harry Potter for Creative Writers

Author: S. P. Sipal
Publisher: Deep River Press Incorporated
ISBN: 194556105X
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Genre:

Teach your students to write with Harry Potter as their text! International Potter fan and speaker, S.P. Sipal, pulls from a decade's worth of experience teaching writers workshops and fan conferences to give educator tools to teach creative writing with examples and activities that even the most reluctant learners will find enchanting.

AP Microeconomics Crash Course

Author: David Mayer
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738669663
Release Date: 2015-04-24
Genre: Study Aids

AP Microeconomics Crash Course - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement Score in Less Time REA's Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. Our AP Microeconomics Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused Review – Study Only What You Need to Know Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP Microeconomics course description outline and actual AP test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our easy-to-read format covers: basic economic concepts, consumer choice theory, supply and demand, production and costs, and more. The author also includes must-know key terms all AP students should know before test day. Expert Test-taking Strategies An AP Microeconomics teacher shares detailed question-level strategies and explains the best way to answer the multiple-choice and free-response questions you'll encounter on test day. By following our expert tips and advice, you can boost your overall point score. Take REA's Online Practice Exam After studying the material in the Crash Course, go online and test what you've learned. Our practice exam features timed testing, diagnostic feedback, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP exam, so you know you're studying the smart way. Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exam – this is one study guide every AP Microeconomics student must have.

The Business Planning Guide

Author: David H. Bangs
Publisher: Dearborn Trade
ISBN: 1574100998
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

A guide to creating a business plan covers market, location, personnel, management, capital, and cash flow