Getting Started with Accounting
Accounting features (including budgeting and payroll) are only included in the ChurchTrac Plus Plan.

The Accounting Screen allows you to record transactions from your checking, saving, credit card, or other bank accounts. You can also assign transactions to categories, track fund balances, create budgets and generate payroll (payroll is only available in the United States).

ChurchTrac's accounting features are designed to be an easy-to-use system using the single-entry (or cash basis) accounting method. You also have the ability to categorize and classify your transactions using categories and funds, as well as print checks, reconcile accounts, and generate reports. If you require more complex features like double-entry or invoicing, you may need to supplement ChurchTrac with another dedicated accounting application.

When you open the accounting screen, you'll see a list of bank or credit card accounts that you have created. Your current balance will also be displayed for each account. To open the Register for one of the listed accounts, just click on the account's name in the list.

See our article on Creating a New Bank Account. We also have a great Accounting Chart to help you understand the accounting lingo too!

The toolbar at the top of the Accounting screen gives you quick access to the other Accounting features. From here you can access Reports, create Categories or Funds, set up Memorized Transactions, and configure your Budgets.