I have done church bookkeeping over 20 years but this is the first year with a new software.
We have several "temporary restricted" accounts for things like retreats.
Our last fiscal year just ended and a few of our accounts have a positive balance (in one case the retreat is this first month of the new fiscal year so monies were collected the prior month). In my old software (Shelby), I simply journaled the monies at fiscal yr end to carry the balance forward into those same accounts for the new fiscal year.
I'm with a new software now (Aplos) and have been told by them that this is incorrect and those accounts should zero out each year. In the past I have always done this as these accounts are not part of the General Fund balance.
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