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QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a very popular software with churches and nonprofits. I use QBO for my personal business and I love it because it does everything I need and much more and I'm not an accountant, just a Church Secretary. :)
I personally know bookkeepers/accountants that work with churches that use QBO and they say it works well for them with just a few adjustments.
A must have for everyone that has before or has been thinking of running QuickBooks for their church or nonprofit. It walks your through QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) or QuickBooks Online (QBO) from the very start to the finish, complete with examples, terminology and everything a busy church administrator or bookkeeper needs to know.
For Desktop QBs: Click here for more details!
For QuickBooks Online: Click here for more details!
Here are a few things you should consider...
If you are a start up church or a small church without many assets and liabilities a single entry bookkeeping such as the accounting spreadsheets from FreeChurchAccounting.com may work fine for you.
However, double entry bookkeeping is always the best option if possible. There are basically two bookkeeping practices (single and double entry bookkeeping) and here is the difference between them:
For those who do have it in their budget for accounting software, I recommend doing some extensive research before choosing your software.
One of the best incentives for using QBO or QB Desktop is TechSoup and Intuit's "almost" free offer! Click link in box below!
Free QuickBooks® Software
Intuit has teamed up with TechSoup and offering QuickBooks for eligible charities. (A small admin fee will be charged for each download). For the online version, there is an annual admin fee.
Qualifying organizations should register (for free) with TechSoup at http://www.techsoup.org/intuit and begin the process of obtaining the software.
The accountants and/or bookkeepers that I have spoken to have set up many churches in the online version of QuickBooks and extensive reporting capabilities among other things with QuickBooks Desktop and online software.
Accounting Courses Created Specifically for Churches Using QuickBooks!
There are TONS of videos available on the web for using QuickBooks BUT there is not very many "accurate" videos on using QBs for churches especially with QuickBooks Online!
I'm very excited to tell you about these accounting online classes that were created exclusively for all of us in the church that use QBs Desktop and/or QuickBooks Online!
Lisa London (personal friend of mine) of "The Accountant Beside You" has created a series of online courses using step-by-step videos to show you how to use QuickBooks "effectively" for your church or nonprofit organization.
These accounting courses include:
Here are some good features of QBs according to the accountant, Vickey at FreeChurchAccounting.com, that I know personally...excellent accountant by the way and she has her own bookkeeping business!
Features I like with QuickBooks Desktop:
Features available in the Nonprofit Edition:
Features I like with QuickBooks Online:
To sum it all up... I believe QBDT and QBO can be affordable options for many churches and nonprofits. Once it is set up PROPERLY -- volunteers with little or no accounting knowledge can easily use it.
The difficult part is setting it up correctly. If your church can afford it, I highly recommend using someone that is very familiar in church or nonprofit accounting to set it up for you AND train you how to use it effectively. That way it will be done correctly and saves possible headaches down the road.
However, if hiring someone to set up your QB or QBO is not an option due to a limited budget. There is still a way for you to set it up and enjoy all the benefits of this very effective accounting software.
Purchase Lisa London's QuickBooks for Churches. Lisa is a CPA and has written this book that is a must for anyone setting up or even maintaining a QB file for churches.
Lisa will walk you through DESKTOP QuickBooks from start to finish, complete with examples, terminology, and everything a busy church administrator or bookkeeper needs to know.
The book is written for beginner and advanced church bookkeepers alike, in a friendly and easy-to-understand style. It includes:
QuickBooks Online® for Churches and Not-for-Profit Organizations
This book contains hundreds of screenshots that helps you set up and use QuickBooks Online (QBO) effectively.
Are you asking now which QuickBooks (QuickBooks Desktop or QuickBooks Online) does my church or nonprofit need?
If yes, then click the link below and get the details and information you need to make your decision!
"The How-To Guide for Finances in Small & Growing Churches"
No matter what type of accounting your church might have this book is a must have and will be an absolutely awesome asset to your church as you are guided through all the nuts and bolts of church accounting and additionally:
Click Here for more information or to purchase "The How-To Guide for Finances in Small & Growing Churches" book.
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