A Handbook for Church Treasurers: Concise Information for a Complicated Task (Paperback)
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Even the small church with a volunteer treasurer will find quick help from the 57 different functions and tasks listed in this handbook. You will learn the General Responsibilities of record keeping, documenting and reviewing the finances of the church. All of the requirements of revenue can be found in this handbook from counting offerings, accepting gifts with restrictions, and offering donors the required receipts and year-end statements. Disbursements includes more than just checks, but also who is authorized to sign, how you document a reimbursement, does the Pastor's Discretionary Account truly meet guidelines of non-profit spending? Reporting to the board, committees and the congregation all of the proper financial activity and positions are detailed as well. What notes should you include on the annual report, what constitutes a truly restricted fund and what government reports do you need to file and when? And along comes the concerns about the property, the insurance, the personnel files and payroll. While this Handbook is specifically designed for Presbyterian Churches, the basic principles apply to every church and every church treasurer. Designed to make your job easier and to give you a reference guide at your finger tips this concise handbook will come in handy and be worth every penny you pay for it. Developed over 15 years, this resource will bring you new insights, wonderful understanding and creative ideas you can put to work within minutes. You are going to love the handbook and how much it makes your job easier.