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AcctTwo Blog

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 Top 4 Challenges of Church Finance Departments...and Their Solutions

Glen Strack is a Professional Services Manager at AcctTwo. As an accountant, programmer, and Intacct reporting and implementation specialist, Glen has more than 25 years of experience in finance and technology. He has specific expertise in church finance and has held financial analyst and finance director positions at two churches in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Glen’s technical expertise, his experience with Intacct, and his deep knowledge of church and non-profit finance makes him an invaluable asset to AcctTwo’s implementation team.

Topics: church accounting church ministry

Dimensions in Accounting Software Part 2: Churches

How Is Dimensional Accounting Software a Must-Have for Churches?

I'm excited to follow up Baran Sonmez's recent blog post on Dimensions in Accounting Software with a look at how dimensionality is particularly important in the world of churches and faith-based organizations. For some background, I'm a Professional Services Manager at AcctTwo. As a tax accountant, programmer, and Intacct reporting and implementation specialist, I've spent more than 25 years in finance and technology, particularly church finance, and I've held financial analyst and finance director positions at two churches in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I have a little experience with this!

Topics: Not-for-profit Industry church accounting church ministry Faith-Based Intacct Dimensions

Success Story: Gateway Church finds Intacct to be More Than a Financial Tool


We're always proud of the work we do and the relationships we build with each and every one of our customers, but when we get feedback six months or a year down the road and get to hear how transformative Intacct and our implementation team have been, it's very special. Gateway Church, an AcctTwo customer in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, recently contributed to a story in Church Executive Magazine about how the growing church needed a "streamlined, accessible, and accurate accounting engine," and how Intacct was the perfect fit. The Gateway finance and operations team all agree that "Intacct is, in the end, a ministry tool."

 

"Intacct is, in the end, a ministry tool."
Topics: church accounting church ministry Press Release Case Study

Church Finance: 3 Reasons to Dig Yourself out of Excel

Do You Have the POWER?

Since the inception of Excel, almost 30 years ago, Microsoft has been improving the computing power of the spreadsheet. As business intelligence requirements emerged, the need for unique calculations - graphing and macros (automating tasks in a spreadsheet) - became instrumental in the process of gathering and reporting data. For many years, analysts have lived and breathed in Excel. Excel provided users with the ability to produce results with automated computing power.  For those buried in the data, this was a life saver. 

Topics: spreadsheets church ministry Faith-Based Excel

6 Reasons Churches Need to Better Manage Credit Cards

How can churches best manage ministry use of credit cards?

I can say with all certainty that managing credit cards is one of the most challenging responsibilities for those of us that work in the back office of a church. There are several forms of credit cards to blame for this. You have corporate cards like AMEX and Visa/MC or SAM’s or Costco charge accounts. No matter which platform is being used to facilitate the ease of purchasing for the ministry leaders, it can and usually does, get out of control. 

Topics: church accounting church ministry Faith-Based church Credit Cards

Department of Justice Appeals Ministry Housing Allowance Ruling

A Ruling that Church Ministers' Housing Allowance is Unconstitutional has been Appealed...

Pastors and others in ministry find themselves in a very different world today - one with new challenges from those of a generation ago. One such challenge is the court ruling in November that declared church-provided, tax-free housing allowances for ministers unconstitutional. The appeal of this ruling may be very good news for the ministry due to the impending strain the additional expenses and reduction in income would cause.

Topics: Blog Not-for-profit Industry Taxes church ministry Faith-Based non-profit tax-free housing allowance Income Taxes Informational Accounting not-for-profit Awareness