We are building a community of church leaders across North America to learn what they need to serve their community. As a result, we understand that as your church grows across multiple campuses and programs, managing financial processes, like expense reconciliations, cost allocations, and revenue tracking, puts a strain on many accounting systems and in turn, your staff. This ultimately results in pastors and church leaders not having clear, current financial information.
That is why AcctTwo has three main solutions for you depending on your needs – Finance-as-a-Service, Cloud Accounting Software, and Software Development, all built around Sage Intacct’s best-in-class financial applications.
With AcctTwo's Finance-as-a-Service solution you get best-in-class technology with a highly skilled staff to deliver the results you need when you need them. Our Finance-as-a-Service provides a full accounting department that handles day-to-day services that would normally be managed in-house; but without the added hassles of hiring and retaining industry experts, keeping up-to-date on the latest accounting standards, and being constantly worried about internal controls.
From a technology standpoint, Covenant Church’s accounting system, Abila, wasn’t cutting it. With a new generation of pastors, Covenant Church also started outsourcing their Information Technology services. In addition to IT advancements, they wanted a modern, cloud-based, best-in-class accounting solution.
"We loved AcctTwo’s experience with large churches. After deciding to go with AcctTwo’s Managed Accounting Services, they paired us with Shelly Einspahr, one of AcctTwo’s Faith-Based Controllers, and we felt immediately comfortable. Shelly is so strategic and knows large churches so well that she’s on the same wavelength as us. In addition, AcctTwo interviewed and hired two of my accounting team members. Having them in the AcctTwo family and on our FaaS team is fantastic." - Pastor Misty deMelo, Covenant Church’s Executive Chief of Staff
“There are great teams out there with really great people. Instead of us being worried about having to maintain a team and a staff with all of their ongoing education and training in such a rapidly changing environment, why not link arms and align ourselves with a partner who has demonstrated a real understanding of the faith-based arena and we felt confident would have the same heart for the kingdom of God and the mission of the church.”
– Brian Coleman, Covenant Church
Imagine being on the leadership team and the Chief Financial Officer of your organization abruptly leaves. There’s no transition time. There’s no transfer of information. You are just left behind to pick up the pieces. How many months does that set you behind? A proper succession plan could not have predicted this situation, but it would have given your organization a roadmap on where to go next.
“Finance and Accounting roles are often overlooked for succession planning. However, they are mission critical to running the organization. At Concord Church, we are working hard to make sure that every role has a backup. I know it isn’t possible for every organization to employ or train a backup for every person, in those cases build a relationship with a third-party organization, such as an accounting resource, legal firm, IT provider, etc. If something happened to me, I know that our accounting partner, AcctTwo, could easily step in and keep the show running,” said Tammy Bunting, CFO at Concord Church.
AcctTwo and Sage Intacct have been delivering best-in-class accounting software for nearly 20 years. And since 2010, AcctTwo has helped more than 800 high-growth organizations move to Sage Intacct's software when they outgrew solutions like QuickBooks, Xero, and Shelby or decided to replace legacy solutions like Microsoft Dynamics or even Oracle.
In 2002, Preston Trail Community Church held its first service at the AMC Theater 24 in a mall in Frisco, TX. By 2005, the church moved to a converted manufacturing plant for electronic circuit boards, where it would thrive and grow for eight years. In 2014, Preston Trail relocated to its current building, a modern structure that can handle the church's 3,500 members.
After using both Shelby and QuickBooks for its back-office and accounting software, Preston Trail chose AcctTwo as the best fit for its financial management needs.
Benefits realized with AcctTwo:
“Our mission is very simple: Help people find and follow Jesus Christ. For us, and in our environment, we know that AcctTwo helps us to reach that mission. It allows our staff to concentrate on the right things. It keeps them from having to fret over reports and managing budgets, yet still puts valuable tools in their hands so that our ministry leaders effectively lead and lead others in living our mission.”
– Dennis Richards, Executive Pastor, Preston Trail Community Church
Are you struggling with your financial software? Are you unsure if it should be changed or uncertain about the path for a successful transition?
AcctTwo’s Head of Nonprofit, Allison Webb, is the latest guest on the Christian Nonprofit CFO’s podcast, hosted by David Beroth. The interview with Allison focused on financial software and if it should be updated, even in the unprecedented times that we are living in today. On the podcast, Allison talks about:> Identifying the Problem
AcctTwo has the largest dedicated development team in the Sage Intacct partner channel ready to help you. To date, we have completed more than 300 custom development projects to help our customers realize the future of finance and accounting.
Change the way native Sage Intacct screens look and behave
Create and/or update transactions on a schedule or based on specific triggers
Connect Sage Intacct to external applications through standard and custom integrations
Build custom applications with their own unique objects and workflows, integrated natively
Park Cities Presbyterian Church came to the realization that their legacy systems were too proprietary and wouldn't provide the integration capabilities or the flexibility of modern best-in-class solutions. PCPC wanted AcctTwo to build a total solution for its operational and financial management needs that:
“With AcctTwo's accounting resources, we get access to a whole team of people with specialized skills, rather than trying to hire one or two people internally to do a bunch of different things. I would advise other churches not to look at this as a cost-saving measure, but instead as a means to increased value in services provided, access to more skilled staff, and at its heart, peace of mind.”
– Jeff Barber, Executive Director, Jeff Barber, Executive Director