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Basic Accounting for Community Organizations and Small Groups


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Prelims (Acknowledgements/ About the author/ Glossary of terms/ Preface) 1 Introduction: why keep accounts - and who should keep them? 2 Deciding what your group's activities will cost 3 Records of money coming in and going out 4 Arranging your records to give more information 5 Bank accounts 6 Making sure your figures agree with the bank's figures 7 Summarizing the accounts 8 Summarizing the accounts in more detail 9 Providing the information your group needs 10 Having the accounts checked 11 Relations with donors 12 Regular financial tasks 13 Notes for trainers and facilitators, and session plans Back Matter (Appendices/ Resources)

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'Basic Accounting for Community Organizations and Small Groups is much needed for the NGO sector. Many organisations are small and therefore this book fills their need. It is written in a simple manner from a layman's perspective, and will be very useful. This book can be summarised as "the power of keeping things simple"'. Sanjay Patra, Executive Director, Financial Management Service Foundation 'John Cammack says that one of the key qualities of a book-keeper or treasurer for a community organization is being "able to explain financial matters to those who have less experience". John just does that in this book. He sets out clearly how anyone, whether they have previous experience of finance or not, can follow simple steps to keep good accounts. This books shows that managing money well can be simple and is possible for everyone and every group.' Tim Boyes-Watson, Director of Mango (Management Accounting for NGOs) 'John Cammack has a unique talent of being able to explain complex accounting in an engaging and accessible manner. This is another invaluable tool for small organizations that are striving to achieve good financial management.' Neil Jennings, Founder of Accounting for International Development

About the Author

John Cammack is a freelance adviser and consultant, trainer, writer and coach with international non-government organizations. He has previously worked as head of international finance at Oxfam UK and as a senior lecturer in accounting and financial management at Oxford Brookes University.

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