Church Finances: How To Books

The How-To Guide for Small & Growing Churches

Available in a Softcover Book or Digital eBook

Church Accounting How to Handbook

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Need a "all in one" book on church finances, contributions, and payrolls?

Church accounting and payrolls are so different than for-profit organizations that even if you had prior bookkeeping or accounting skills, you need a resource to help you navigate the new waters!

Even if you have been handling the church finances for many years, you may need a little help ensuring that you are doing everything correctly.

So I am pleased and honored to announce a very special collaboration between myself (the author of this site and all of the church accounting ebooks on this site)  and Lisa London (CPA and author of the "Accountant Beside You" book series)

We have written a book together that is getting rave reviews from beginners and experienced church administrators alike!

Church Accounting: The How-To Guide for Small & Growing Churches will answer many those questions that plague many bookkeepers and treasurers such as how to:

  • pay your minister
  • handle contributions
  • handle a payroll for a church
  • set up a housing allowance
  • handle benevolence funds
  • budget and forecast
  • prepare an annual audit
  • reimburse employees per IRS guidelines

and the new revised edition has some awesome additions such as:

  • how to account and record stock donations
  • how to know if you owe UBI (unrelated business income) tax and how to file if you do 
  • how to report a housing allowance and what payroll forms NOT to report those payments in
  • how to calculate and file payroll including how to fill out the new 2020 forms
  • how to prepare a 990EZ or 990n
  • plus much much more!


Consider bundling the How to Guide and with other Accountant Beside You products such as QuickBooks for Churches (see details below) for discount prices.

Note: You can use the code FCA and save an additional 10% 

Here is what readers are saying about the How to Guide...

"The information in the Church Accounting: How-To Guide answered so many questions for us as we set up a new non profit. It is written in language that non accounting people can understand. Very practical and logical"                                                                                

Cherri Pike - Urban Islands Project

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Church Accounting How To Book
QBO for Churches

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Lisa London, is joined by CPA Eulica Kimber in this latest book in the Accountant Beside You series to explain how to set up a nonprofit organization in the online QuickBooks® program, QBO®.

Together they explain how to set up and effectively utilize QuickBooks Online In a reader-friendly and engaging style and aided by hundreds of screen shots, they

QuickBooks Online for Nonprofits and Churches topics include:

  • Sample chart of accounts
  • How to track donor gifts and grants
  • Budgets and management reports
  • Plus much much more..

Bundle it with my How To book and not only save money, but have the resources at your fingertips to set up and maintain an effective accounting system, handle contributions, ensure your minister's compensation is set up correctly, and much more!

Here is what another satisfied customer said about the How to Guide...

I am a congregational president who REALLY needed an instructional book that could give me 1) an overview 2) as well as some pointers and how to do X. This book was perfect. It is practical, to the point, and doesn't waste you time with detail after detail so that you cannot find the forest for the trees. There is a clear path.

This book is ideal for 1) the small or startup church or 2) the church that has been around for 50+ years and has picked up a bunch of bad habits. I will leave you to guess which is true in our case.

T. Fleming

(Amazon Reviewer)

Attention: Use Coupon Code: "FCA" for 10% discount on all Accountant Beside You products!

Church Finances Bundle!

This bundle includes...

Church Accounting: How To Guide covers a vast amount of church accounting topics. It also devotes a whole section of the book to payroll for churches. It covers payroll terminology and forms and then takes you through the steps necessary to set up a payroll, calculate and file the necessary taxes and forms, and even details how to handle the minister's payroll. Payroll and wage reporting is a problem area for many small church administrators. See how to set it up, administer, and report you pastor and staff's compensation correctly... 

QuickBooks For NonProfits and Churches is a must have resource if you currently use or ever plan on using Quickbooks® to track your church or nonprofit's  finances and donations! Walks you through QuickBooks Desktop from start to finish. Written for beginner and advanced bookkeepers alike, in a friendly and easy-to-understand style.

Here is what a customer said about the book:

"I am really enjoying your and Lisa London's book along with your wisdom at freechurchaccounting.com.  Lots of knowledge to be gained.  I will definitely be spreading the word along about you two ".

Julie Possee