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Webinar: Year-End Accounting Closing Procedures For Churches And Nonprofits

by Alex Acree


This webinar will help you get started in reviewing your organization’s accounting to prepare for next year. If you use accounting software, some processes may be in place to assist you with some of the year-end accounting tasks. But there are also some things you should be aware of and take care of outside of the software.

There are various accounting procedures for every nonprofit and church to accomplish at the end of the calendar year. These include year-end accounting, bookkeeping and overall back-office tasks. In this webinar, we go over many of those procedures and illustrate how certain tasks can be done in Aplos.

During this webinar we discuss:

  • Year-end accounting reminders for nonprofits and churches, such as reviewing housing allowances for ministers, asking employees to verify the information on their W-4s, and noting Christmas gifts that may be considered taxable income in some cases
  • Year-end transactions, such as contributions that need to be accounted for in the year they were received or postmarked by December 31 of the closing year, reimbursements, and payroll
  • Reviewing accounts, including annual reports, bank account balances, fund balances, internal controls for next year, and budget preparation
  • Tax forms, such as the IRS form 1099 for vendors, and contribution statements

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Chad November 16, 2016 - 2:30 pm

What is the expected duration of the webinar?

Eric Burgess November 16, 2016 - 4:23 pm

Hi, Chad! Our webinars never go beyond an hour — some even finish within 45 minutes. You could always just sign up and then if you can’t make it, we’ll still send you a link to the recorded webinar.

Hope that helps!

Amanda November 16, 2016 - 11:17 pm

Will this be recorded? I’m in SE Asia so the time difference makes it unrealistic to attend but I’d like to learn about this.

Eric Burgess November 18, 2016 - 3:27 pm

Hi, Amanda! Yes, in fact, we just published a recording of the webinar to this page just now — scroll up to watch!

Amanda November 20, 2016 - 11:36 pm

In the webinar it was referenced that a document was saved regarding internal controls. I cannot find where this is located, can it be emailed to me?


Eric Burgess November 21, 2016 - 12:09 pm

Hi, Amanda! Yes, we’ll email it to you shortly. Thanks for tuning in!

Glenda Senion November 17, 2016 - 8:48 am

Greetings! I registered for the upcoming seminar but I fail to see when it is scheduled and the time. I am located in CST zone. Is it today? I really do not want to miss this.

Eric Burgess November 18, 2016 - 3:26 pm

Hi, Glenda. Sorry, we only just saw this comment now. A recording of the webinar was just posted to this page earlier, so you can watch it all in the video above.

Edwin Holloway November 17, 2016 - 10:06 am

Did not get any thing for the webinar after I signed up.

Eric Burgess November 18, 2016 - 3:25 pm

Sorry, Edwin. Not sure what happened with the automated email you were supposed to get. However, a recording of the webinar has now been made available on this page.

Victoria Keegan November 22, 2016 - 3:13 pm

Just watched the webinar. Nice overview. Only one question: We are a for-profit LLC (since May, 2017). We are calendar YE. Planning to convert to a not-for-profit in first Q of 2017. Do we file 5/15/17 a short year 990? We would do the 990N, since we would have less than $50k in all income.
Victoria Keegan

Eric Burgess December 5, 2016 - 11:09 am

Hi, Victoria! We’d feel more comfortable referring you to a tax professional for this question.


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