Not-for-Profit Accounting Made Easy
||List Price: $29.95
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- Media: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (15 March, 2002)
- Average Customer Review:
Based on 2 reviews.
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 7,066
Very good, but not quite "easy"
This book is exactly what I (as a newly-minted board member) needed to help me figure out some of the oddities and kinks in nonprofit financial reports. Information is presented clearly and logically.
Only two little problems kept me from awarding five stars.
1. If you have no accounting background at all, you may find it difficult to make sense of some parts of the book. At several points, a general familiarity with accounting concepts and terms is assumed. I had taken an introductory accounting class a few years ago at a community college, and with that background, had no trouble at all with the book. I suspect that if I'd read this book before taking that class, I would have given up in hopeless confusion after the first chapter. Be warned.
2. The book contains examples of financial reports. That's good. Unfortunately, it shows all the dollar amounts as "$XXXX.XX" or similar. That's bad. It would have been much better to construct an example with actual numbers, so the reader could see which numbers flowed where.
If you know even a little bit about accounting, and you are involved with the finances of a nonprofit organization (staff, board, major donor), this is a valuable resource.
Comprehensive and Easy to Understand!
I work at a not-for-profit organization and always found the books in this field too technical. This is the first book I found that covers all of the essential information I need to know about non-profits but in a clear and easy-to-ready format. It has greatly enhanced my understanding of the field. An excellent book for anyone connected to a non-profit organization.
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