Treasurer Resigning

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by pocadots1990, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. pocadots1990

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    The treasurer at our church is resigning by the end of next month. There is no one else willing to take the position.

    Would it be wise to hire a CPA firm to handle our finances?

    The only one half way willing is our Financial Secretary but she is in her 70s and will admit that she cannot balance her check book very well.

    What is a reasonable rate to have someone handling the church's finances?
     
  2. annsni

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    YIKES! I'd definitely start looking into maybe a CPA. I've never dealt with a church that does that (we're blessed to have a great guy do the finances), but check around a bit. I'd not go with the woman who can't balance her checkbook!!
     
  3. Jim1999

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    Suggestion: engage a person who does independent bookkeeping and then have books audited at end of church year. It will be less expensive, comprehensive and will accomplish the job very well.

    Note: independent bookkeepers do the same job for half the cost.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Good suggestion.

    Our current situation happened because of something like that. We split the job up into two unequal parts. One person handles making the deposits, and another (my mother-in-law) handles the checkbook and balancing it. We also contacted another, larger church who has ana ccountant on staff to come in once a month and audit the books to make sure everything is in line with the laws regarding church moneys.

    If your church is small, something like that could work for you, too.
     

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