Nonprofit Bookkeeping and Accounting For Dummies (Kobo eBook)

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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

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780470523414
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: April 13th, 2009