Now that we’ve wrapped up the end of 2019, it’s time for your nonprofit or church to look back at the accounting reports for the prior fiscal year, so you can be as prepared as possible for 2020. Watch the video below to see how easy it is to keep your reports and books organized through Aplos.
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Basic Reports For The End Of The Year
Chances are you already have these reports handled, but it never hurts to double-check.
- Income Statement
Look at your income statement for 2019.
- Balance Sheet
Double-check all your assets, liabilities, and fund balances.
Looking for something more specific about your activities?
- Budget To Actual
Actuals will match the income and expense accounts, as well as show what you designated for your budget, and how well you did to meet that goal. This should be done monthly or quarterly.
- Income By Department
Now is the time to look at the performance of individual departments. By looking at these departments inside your income statement, you can see the transaction history in case you would like to do more research on why a department performed in a certain way. This is also an opportunity to add further details to your transactions, as well as reclassify them, if need be.
- Tag-Based Reports
In case you have questions related to a particular tag category, you’ll be able to view histories in your income statement, budget to actual, transaction list, etc., based on a particular tag, such as tags for a school, program, or custom tags you’ve created.
- Balance Sheet (Again)
If you’ve made any corrections or changes while reviewing your end-of-year reports, keep in mind these changes will affect your balance sheet, so you’ll want to finish up by double-checking the Balance Sheet by Fund.
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