Bookkeeping/Financial Management

Resources and Best Practices: Bookkeeping/Financial Management


See under Record-Keeping Guidelines on Being a Non-profit Legally and Competitively.


Budgeting/Cash Flow

  • See also the related Chamberpedia page on Budgets.
  • Anticipating the Year: Budgeting - Chamber Executive magazine
  • Budgeting: A Guide for Small Nonprofit Organizations (PDF) - A free resource provided by the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Balance Sheet Cheat Sheet - The balance sheet - also called the Statement of Financial Position - serves as a snapshot, providing the most comprehensive picture of an organization's financial situation. It reports on an organization's assets (what is owned) and liabilities (what is owed). Resource from the Nonprofits Assistance Fund.
  • Nonprofit Budget Tips for a Healthy New Year - article available from Common Good Vermont
  • Cash Flow Projection Worksheet - Understanding the ebbs and flows of your organization's cash will help you make smart management decisions that protect your core programs and overall sustainability. 
Managing cash flow requires three steps: planning the use of cash, anticipating any problems, and responding with appropriate management actions. Resource from the Nonprofits Assistance Fund.
  • Managing Cash Flow Resource Article - While standard nonprofit financial reports - the Budget, the Income Statement and the Balance Sheet - provide important management information, these statements alone do not tell whether there is enough cash on hand to pay for the unexpected heating repair, to take on a new program opportunity, or even cover payroll next month. For this, effective cash flow management is essential. This resource will help your nonprofit manage your cash flow by explaining why, when and how. Resource from the Nonprofits Assistance Fund.
  • Can You Afford to Pay Back Wages? - Article by Sarah Sheila Birnbach makes clear the back wages requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), other federal statutes, and analogous laws at the state level.

Financial Planning

Taxation Resources

ACCE Affinity Program

  • Patriot Software - Offers simple and affordable online time and attendance, payroll, and accounting software for small businesses.

ACCE’s Partner Resources from Insperity

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Last Updated: 11/30/2017