This section contains a whole range of resources to foster good practice in parish finance. This includes information about the treasurer’s role and key tasks, good practice for handling cash, Gift Aid and how to produce accounts which will comply with the Charity Commission’s guidance:
Appointing a new treasurer :
Getting Started – Resources for new treasurers :
A New Treasurers Guide – shared with kind permission by ACAT (The Association of Church Accountants and Treasurers)
Accounting & Reporting :
Other topics :
Gift Aid – a series of guides to help you make the most of Gift Aid, and to help you comply with HMRC’s requirements.
Funding Guides – helping you access broader streams of funding, particularly for capital projects.
Reserves – what to do, whether you’ve got lots, or none!
Managing Restricted Funds & how to tidy up outdated ones.
Guidance on accounting/financial issues when parishes merge
An overview to the legal framework for parishes