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Internal Controls

Learn about the steps you can take to keep church finances safe and secure. Topics include preparing for an audit; preventing embezzlement; financial recording keeping, setting policies, and more.

Should Churches Issue Corporate Cards to Pastors and Staff?

Should Churches Issue Corporate Cards to Pastors and Staff? Member access only

Important considerations and guidelines your church should note before saying yes.
How Fraud Happens in Churches

How Fraud Happens in Churches Member access only

Preventing financial malfeasance in God’s treasury.
Determining Financial Policies for Your Church

Determining Financial Policies for Your Church Member access only

How to identify the policies needed for sound financial management.
Fraud in the Church: What We Learned from 700 Church Leaders
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Fraud in the Church: What We Learned from 700 Church Leaders

Discover the results of our 2021 church fraud survey and the best practices for reducing vulnerabilities.
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Priest Sentenced to Nearly Eight Years for Embezzlement Member access only

The federal court also ordered nearly $260,000 in restitution payments and $46,000 in back taxes.
How Well Does Your Church Prevent Financial Misconduct?

How Well Does Your Church Prevent Financial Misconduct?

What we learned from a recent survey—with expert guidance on how to protect the church.
Reporting Financial Crime as a Matter of Stewardship

Reporting Financial Crime as a Matter of Stewardship Member access only

When misconduct arises, contacting the authorities is an act of safeguarding God’s resources.
Loved and Trusted: What Shocks Us Most About Fraud Perpetrators

Loved and Trusted: What Shocks Us Most About Fraud Perpetrators Member access only

A closer look at the men and women who steal from churches—and the red flags leaders should watch for.
Ten Steps to Consider When Embezzlement Is Suspected

Ten Steps to Consider When Embezzlement Is Suspected Member access only

How to respond when the unthinkable becomes a reality.
Behavioral Red Flags Displayed by Perpetrators of Fraud

Behavioral Red Flags Displayed by Perpetrators of Fraud

An awareness of these behaviors can help you identify a potential threat to your church's financial health.
How a Church Responded When a Trusted Minister Embezzled Funds

How a Church Responded When a Trusted Minister Embezzled Funds Member access only

Experts weigh in during a panel discussion on what happened.
Keeping Internal Controls In Check During a Pandemic
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Keeping Internal Controls In Check During a Pandemic

Guidance on how to adjust and maintain strong internal controls.

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