Accounting Best Practices

The Top 10 Accounting Tasks for Churches

The Top 10 Accounting Tasks for Churches Member access only

End each fiscal year well and with less stress by following these tips.
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A Christian Ministry’s Fundraising Violated Federal Securities Laws Member access only

Churches should never assume they are automatically exempt from federal regulations when raising funds by selling securities.
The High Cost of Fraud

The High Cost of Fraud Member access only

New study offers insights on why it happens, how it’s detected, and characteristics of both victims and perpetrators.
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Pastor Guilty of Embezzling Funds from a Local PTA Member access only

Case demonstrates that ministers can face criminal liability for embezzlement.
Applying for PPP Loan Forgiveness

Applying for PPP Loan Forgiveness

The latest instructions to help ensure the maximum amount of your church’s loan converts to a nontaxable grant.

Q&A: In Light of the Pandemic, What Should We Include in Our Cash Balances for Forecasting Purposes? Member access only

It’s important to remember that liquidity refers to cash available for operations.
Q&A: How Do We Budget During This Time of Rapid Change and Uncertainty?

Q&A: How Do We Budget During This Time of Rapid Change and Uncertainty? Member access only

First step: stop focusing on your annual budget.
Q&A: Should We Start Digging into Our Reserves?

Q&A: Should We Start Digging into Our Reserves? Member access only

Churches that deplete their reserves should replenish them over time.
Managing Tough Financial Times

Managing Tough Financial Times

Articles to help you adjust budgets, think strategically, and approach the challenge with confidence.
Are We Practicing Safe Fundraising?

Are We Practicing Safe Fundraising?

A 12-question checklist to ensure a fun and safe event.
Will Your Church’s “Good Faith Certification” for a Paycheck Protection Loan Come into Question?

Will Your Church’s “Good Faith Certification” for a Paycheck Protection Loan Come into Question?

For loans under $2 million, the SBA will assume the borrower determined in “good faith” that it met the PPP loan requirement.
New Stimulus Funding Replenishes Paycheck Protection Program

New Stimulus Funding Replenishes Paycheck Protection Program

Churches still in need of a forgivable loan should immediately restart their efforts.

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