WORKSHOP: Book Keeping

26 May 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

WORKSHOP: Book Keeping

For: Governance groups, clubs, and community organisations

Bookkeeping is the skill of recording your financial transactions in the right place and in the right way. It is the basis for the financial information that an organisation needs to make decisions, and in the high-compliance environment of charities, for example, it quickly gets expensive to sort out if not done right.

People think of bookkeeping as something they have to do to comply with requirements of funders or government agencies - but its most important function is as the basis of financial reports that allow good decision making. If you don't know where you stand and how you're doing financially, trouble won't be far away. Good bookkeeping means good financial reports throughout the year, and low accounting and audit bills at the end of the year.

This workshop is about the essentials of bookkeeping as they apply to not-for-profits, including appropriate categorisation of receipts and payments, what to do with grants, GST and more. It does not matter for this workshop whether you use accounting software or your own system.

Your presenter is Harald Breiding-Buss, the managing accountant at Community Capacity Accounting. Harald runs workshops on a variety of not-for-profit financial and governance subjects across the top of the South Island, including a full-year class on not-for-profit administration at Hagley Community College in Christchurch for adult learners.

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There is a voluntary fee of $25

Location: Wesley Centre Lounge