Auditing Congregational Finances
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By Kim SweeneyEmbezzlement from congregations is not unusual, and it almost always occurs when one individual has been granted such a high degree of trust with no safeguards.
Rarely can congregations pay for a full-blown audit of the church books by a CPA. An alternative is a management review of the congregation’s cash management procedures, which can be done by any other accountant or experienced church bookkeeper.
By Renee RuchotzkeIt happens more often than you think it should. The church seems to be vital, even growing, but the money in the collection plate doesn't...
Safe Congregagtions Handbook
By Kim Sweeney, UUA Congregational Life Staff GroupIt happens more often than you think it should. The congregation seems to be vital, even growing, but the money in the collection plate doesn’t keep up with the growth, or there seems to be a shortfall every month. There might be grumbling about how the new folks aren’t pulling their weight...