I know it has been a number of years since I was in college, however, I
really don't remember having the option to take classes in accounting
for non-profits. Could someone point me to text regarding this type of
accounting? My accounting background has been in hospitality
accounting (which has included an aspect of retail accounting). As I
am unemployed and looking I want to make sure I do not overlook a
segment of accounting.
I do feel I could cross-over to manufacturing or oil & gas accounting.
I really haven't seen any positions open for non-profit accountants
until this weekend. Coincidently my church is looking for a
not-for-profit accountant. I am sending my resume in, but I would like
to be prepared, so any help is appreciated.
Thomas Hill, CHAE
Start here: http://www.1800net.com/nprc/nprc_bottom.asp
But remember, in church accounting, you do it the way the budget committee
has done it for 300 years. In other words, do it exactly how they want to
see it, and don't suggest changes unless they ask you first.
Unless you are seeking some form of government position, everything else
follows FASB quite closely for mid to large non-profits. Smaller ones
generally are just cash basis.
Paul Thomas, CPA
Our church is an independent church at this point. We do have two
locations, on in OKC and our main church here in Dallas. Our Dallas
congregations is about 1000 members in attendance each Sunday
(membership is closer to 3000). With annual tithing around 1.8 million.
So I am not sure what size organization that is.
I know there was some financial "controversary" when we became an
independent church two years ago when I was living in Austin, so I
don't remember the exact details. However, after an independent audit,
the pronouncement was that everything was very good and by the book. I
know that with a campaign going on to get extra donations for the
building fund, additional funds are coming in besides the normal
tithing. I know we have been buying additional property, swapping
property with neighbors, and I think we own a strip center that was
part of some property were we will build eventually. There would be
the treatment of that rental income.
I appreciate your quick response Paul. I have noticed how helpful you
have been to all the posters.
Paul Thomas, CPA wrote:
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