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I hope you like the new Accountant Beside You logo and website design. We wanted to streamline the products to make it easier to select by use (self-employed, nonprofits, or churches) and to choose your choice of format (e-books vs paperback; online products vs desktop). If you had set up an account on the old site or need to access your purchased downloads, you can go to our archived site, www.AccountantBesideYou.mybigcommerce.com and log in using the email you purchased the items with. The archived site will be available until April 18,2017.  After that date, please email us at questions@accountantbesideyou.com and...

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accountant beside you, churches, nonprofits, Preventing Fraud, Radio Interviews -

Enjoyed my radio interview with the Philadelphia Agenda's Brad Segall earlier this month. We discussed the risks of fraud for nonprofits and churches and what can be done to stop it. Listen in and see what you think! http://wogl.cbslocal.com/2017/01/18/philadelphia-a...

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accountant beside you, refund checks, vendor -

Sometimes mistakes happen. Vendors over bill us or we accidentally overpay them. If the vendor is a recurring one and the amount isn’t too high, they will usually issue a credit memo to be taken off the next month’s bill. This is easily handled in QuickBooks and other accounting systems, because it is so common. But sometimes, the vendor will issue you a check back. If you don’t need to send him a Form 1099 (for independent contractors) and it isn’t important from your management reporting requirements, you can deposit the check through the Banking, Make Deposits screen. Just be...

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accountant beside you, churches, Desktop, Nonprofits, Quickbook Online -

QuickBooks® Online or desktop? Your nonprofit or church may be considering using the popular accounting software program, but how are you to know which version would work best for your specific needs? Both QBO and the desktop versions are geared towards businesses, not nonprofits. (The Nonprofit desktop version has very minor tweaks, including some specific reports and the ability to change the names of customers to Donors or Members, but is still a business product.) Both QuickBooks Online and the desktop version require some extra steps to track grants, funds, and programs, but they are popular with the not-for-profit world...

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accountant beside you, gift cards -

Many organizations use gift cards or prepaid grocery cards to assist those in need. Because the cards are the equivalent of cash, there needs to be procedures in place to keep them safe from theft and to document how they were used. I’ll step you through a very basic approach to this. First, think of the cards as a type of Petty Cash. You need to have one person responsible for keeping them secure and logging who is taking them out. The Gift Card Fundraiser Log in the Freebies tab can be used for this. http://accountantbesideyou.com/blog/accounting-for-gift-card-fundraisers/ If someone needs assistance...

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