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Benefits of Outsourcing at Faith-Based Organizations

At AcctTwo, since our team comes from the faith-based community, we not only understand how important it is for you to focus on your mission, we help you do it!

Topics: church accounting finance and accounting outsourcing Faith-Based Outsourcing accounting outsourcing technology-enabled outsourcing IT Church Accounting Software PEO Outsourcing IT Outsourcing

Takeaways From The Pushpay Summit

Recently the AcctTwo faith-based nonprofit team attended The Pushpay Summit at Gateway Church in Dallas, Texas. The Pushpay Summit is not your standard church conference. With over 1500 attendees, you could feel the energy in the room. Ministry really matters at this conference and it is resonated throughout every session and absorbed in every conversation.

Topics: church ministry Faith-Based Church Accounting Software

“The Future of Finance & Accounting” means many things.

As a leader or future leader of the accounting and finance team at your organization you must play a prominent role in what is coming next. Your CEO, your Executive Director, your Board will expect more from your team than reporting the results from the previous month faster, projecting your cash position 30 days out based on recorded AR and AP, or meeting your filing deadlines on time. They will want your help to create a better customer experience, predict market changes based on current trends in demand, and recommend investment opportunities.

Topics: The Future of Finance and Accounting

Sage Intacct Provides Transparency to Marinus

Like so many companies, Marinus chose to use QuickBooks at the outset. But as Marinus expanded operations, it found that QuickBooks did not meet its needs for internal controls, management reporting, and external reporting:

  • Journal entries could easily be overridden
  • The chart of account structure required for tracking expenses by department and project was cumbersome
  • The financial reporting and budgeting capabilities were very limited and led to time-consuming, manual manipulation outside the application

Marinus needed an accounting solution that would tackle these concerns and also provide controlled access to real-time information to internal and external stakeholders alike.

Topics: accounting software ERP Accounting Customer Success Sage Intacct Digital Transformation IP Leap the Pond

Continuity Breaks Free From Excel with Sage Intacct

Continuity’s rapid growth put pressure on the finance organization to keep up. Like so many companies, Continuity originally chose to use QuickBooks and was forced to rely on spreadsheets to maintain complicated revenue recognition schedules for multi-entity arrangements and to deliver management and investors typical SaaS metrics like CMRR, CAC, and churn.

When Alan Hurwitz joined Continuity, he recognized the importance of putting in place the accounting infrastructure to support the company’s growth and at the same time offer a compelling value proposition (i.e. measurable ROI.) His auditing firm, Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina, recommended that he talk to Leap the Pond. After Alan reviewed all his options, he decided that AcctTwo and Sage Intacct was the best fit – from both a functionality and cost standpoint.

Topics: accounting software ERP Accounting Customer Success Sage Intacct Digital Transformation Leap the Pond

Your Growing Church Needs a Better Perspective on Accounting

A growing church is a blessing, but can be a challenge too. When membership soars from a few hundred to a few thousand church operations take on an entirely new character. Accounting becomes far more complex as both donations and expenses multiply. Plus, administrators have to juggle that extra accounting on top of the day-to-day needs of an expanding ministry. Needless to say, growing pains are common.

Topics: Not-for-profit Industry Faith-Based Church Accounting Software

Why Everyone is Updating Their Accounting Software Right Now

New research shows the accounting software market will grow to $11.8 billion by 2026, up from just $5.7 billion in 2017. The expansion is impressive but not really surprising considering that most companies are going through a digital transformation right now. But what gets lost in that explanation is that new accounting software is about more than just a tech upgrade.

Topics: accounting software ERP Accounting Digital Transformation

The Subscription Model is Better for You as a Customer and for Your Business

At a certain point every business has to upgrade its accounting software. Solutions like QuickBooks may be adequate to start, but not once businesses begin to grow and diversify. Committing to an upgrade is an important step for future success. The question is what kind of upgrade to pursue.

In the new book “Subscribed: Why the Subscription Model Will Be Your Company’s Future—and What to Do About It,” author Tien Tzuo argues that services are becoming more important than products. Most of us already rely on services like Netflix or Amazon Prime, and the idea of paying for access rather than ownership will soon become standard.

Topics: SaaS Software as a service Subscription-Based Revenue Subscription Billing

United Way Senior Director of Finance Takes Full Advantage of Cloud Accounting

This year, United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) celebrated an impressive milestone — 100 years of fighting for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of everyone in the Central Indiana community, with a special focus on people and families who are living in or are one step away from poverty. The United Way movement began 131 years ago in Denver, Colorado, when several leaders in the religious and human service sectors had united around one cause: helping to serve people who were living in poverty. In April of 1918, the United Way movement arrived in Indianapolis in the form of a “War Chest.” The gigantic Chest was placed on the steps of Monument Circle, and a campaign to raise contributions involved every person in the community. The result: more than $3 million ($50 million in today’s dollars) was collected and donated to dozens of charities and relief organizations throughout the region. Since 1918, UWCI has worked with more than 80 agencies that serve the critical needs of the community.

Topics: Not-for-profit Industry Customer Success Sage Intacct Social Services

How SaaS CFOs Leverage Finance Automation

Bowery Capital’s annual Finance and Ops Summit draws hundreds of finance leaders from fast-growth SaaS companies, many of which are seeking to upgrade their financial foundation to deliver a higher level of reporting and forecasting.

Several CFOs from great growth companies that have relied on Sage Intacct cloud financials shared their experiences about how they transitioned from QuickBooks to streamline their financial operations and address key decisions around forecasting, SaaS metrics, subscription billing, and revenue recognition. 

Topics: accounting software ERP Accounting Finance Automation Customer Success Sage Intacct RPA Digital Transformation ERP Cloud