Nonprofit Bookkeeping and Accounting for Dummies

Nonprofit Bookkeeping and Accounting for Dummies

Book - 2009
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Your hands-on guide to keeping great records and keeping your nonprofit running smoothly

Need to get your nonprofit books in order? This practical guide has everything you need to know to operate your nonprofit according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) -- from documenting transactions and budgeting to filing taxes, preparing financial statements, and much more. You'll see how to stay organized, keep records, and be prepared for an audit.

Begin with the basics -- understand common financial terms, choose your accounting methods, and work with financial statements

Balance your nonprofit books -- set up a chart of accounts, record transactions, plan your budget, and balance your cash flow

Get the 4-1-1 on federal grants -- find grants and apply for them, track and account for federal dollars, and prepare for a grant audit

Stay in good standing with Uncle Sam -- set up payroll accounts for employees, calculate taxes and deductions, and complete tax forms

Close out your books -- prepare the necessary financial statements, know which accounts to close, and prepare for the next accounting cycle

Know what to do if you get audited -- form an internal audit committee, follow IRS rules of engagement, and keep an immaculate paper trail

Open the book and find:

The difference between bookkeeping and accounting

How to maintain a manual or computer record-keeping system

Ten vital things to know when keeping the books

Do's and don'ts of managing federal grant money

How to prepare for an audit of your financial statements

IRS Form 990 good practices

The most common errors found during nonprofit audits

How to figure out employee payroll deductions and taxes

Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley, 2009
ISBN: 9780470432365
Characteristics: xvi, 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Call Number: 657.98 FAR


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