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Church Accounting: The How-To Guide for Small & Growing Churches [E-book]



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THE Church Accounting Guide for small and growing churches!

The Accountant Beside You Presents

Church Accounting

The How-To Guide for Small & Growing Churches

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, file church payroll, 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 free church accounting,  Together, Lisa and Vickey guide you through every essential aspect of church bookkeeping, including the specifics of small church accounting. Joining them is Terressa Pierce of as she steps the reader through how to organize the church office.

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 service
  • design and implement a compensation package for your minister, including a housing allowance
  • set up and administer a benevolence fund
  • track church contributions
  • acknowledge donations per IRS guidelines, including vehicle donations
  • prepare for an annual audit
  • budget and forecast to provide for future church growth
  • reimburse employees' expenses per IRS guidelines
  • set up proper internal controls to guard against fraud or error
  • implement the basic steps of starting a church

The Accountant Beside You series of accounting books for churches and nonprofits have been sold in all 50 states and every inhabitable continent.  Besides the detailed, step-by-step instructions provided in the guides, both ebook and print, Lisa London offers supplemental and often free information online at and through her popular YouTube videos and webinars.  Church accounting will be less worrisome with The Accountant Beside You every step of the way.

Companion products:

Church Accounting: The How-To Guide for Small & Growing Churches Example Package is a download of the example documents and spreadsheets shown in the book. Save time by simply adjusting them to your church's particular situations. 

Policy &  Procedures Manual Handbook to design your own church policy and procedures manual

Spreadsheet  Package with a 5 fund Automatic Accounting Workbook, Contribution Tracking Workbook, Bank Reconciliation Workbook, Travel Reimbursement Workbook, Mileage Log, Collection Count Sheet, and Contribution Statements

Or Bundle  for extra savings!

E-Book Format:  Zip file including MOBI & EPUB & PDF files.

*Book also available in paperback.

 Also available: Church Policies & Procedures Manual Handbook, a printable guide to developing your own policy & procedures manual.

 About the Authors:

Lisa London, CPA is a financial professional and accountant with more than two decades of accounting, business, and training experience. Lisa has a unique ability to distill complex accounting information into the heart of what the end user needs to know in a way that is easy to understand. From Auditor to CFO to church volunteer, Lisa is known as the "Accountant Beside You" to many churches, businesses, and organizations.  

Vickey Boatright is the owner of Vickey's Bookkeeping and has worked as a fund accountant for a nonprofit for over 12 years. Her site, is a treasure trove of valuable information on all things churches! Started in 2008, her site has grown exponentially with information on all of the ins and outs of church accounting. She is the treasurer for her church of 37 years.


Other Details

Deep River Press, Inc.
Lisa London
Publication Date:
October 2014
E-Book (Zip file includes MOBI, EPUB, & PDF versions)
File Type & Size::
.zip / 21 MB

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