ConnectNow Church AccountingSecure, Browser-Based Accounting
Designed for Parishes and Schools

ConnectNow Ledger and Payables is a true fund accounting system that delivers instant access to church and school financial information securely on the web.

For the Church

Designed for the special needs of churches and schools, Ledger and Payables connects parish staff to their accounting records online. Securely. From any computer with an Internet connection. With ConnectNow's ease and mobility, you'll always have access to the most up-to-date financial records. Just log in! And get the information and reports you need. Anytime. Anywhere.

ConnectNow Accounting tracks bills, deposits, vendors, journal entries, and budgets. With features like dedicated funds, projects, and built-in controls, it's easy to safeguard your finances and keep your books in good working order. And the system's powerful reporting helps to take the stress out of providing financial statements to your donors, finance council, pastor — even your diocese.

Benefits

  • Provides flexible account structure for customized chart of accounts and reports
  • Simplifies budgeting process with department worksheets and Excel® import/export
  • Meets Financial Accounting Standards (FASB117) requirements
  • Integrates with ConnectNow Offering & Pledges program for automatic deposits from member contribution and pledge postings
  • Protects funds with built-in controls that help staff, finance councils, and pastors ensure their finances are accurate and in compliance
  • Delivers nonprofit reporting that reflects church ministry
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Compare Secular Programs with ConnectNow Accounting

Church Need
Secular Programs
ConnectNow
True fund accounting system
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yes
Designed to meet the specific needs of churches and schools
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yes
Full history and easy, flexible reporting for any audience, for any accounting period
yes
Secure access anytime, anywhere via the Web
yes
Choice of cash, accrual, or modified accrual accounting methods
yes
Simple bank reconciliations – even with primary/subsidiary bank accounts
yes
Modern interface that’s easy for staff to learn and use
yes
User permissions by function (and fund)
yes
Unique user accounts for each person
yes
Secured payroll data ensures correct W-2s and accumulations totals
yes
Automatic deposit entries from contribution and pledge postings in the ConnectNow Offering & Pledges program
yes
Closed periods and full audit trails
yes
Automated data backups and software and tax table updates
yes
Project tracking and reporting
yes
Drill-down from reports to transaction-level detail
yes
Oversight, support and audit tools  
yes


Compare with QuickBooks®

Churches that use QuickBooks are not only missing out on the benefits of a true fund accounting system, they may be leaving their financial records vulnerable. . . in ways pastors, finance councils, and staff may not even realize. Learn more.



Preview the User Interface

Get a sense of ConnectNow Accounting's friendly workspaces and easy-to-use tools in this screenshot tour of the Ledger and Payables module's main areas.

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Watch the Video

Church Accounting Made Easy: 14-minute overview of Ledger & Payables at work