Churches

Churches

SBS is committed to helping churches be good stewards of the money that God has entrusted to them. We understand the importance of ensuring there is accountability and transparency in ministry finances. We also understand that you have been called to ministry and that the business side of your ministry may not be your strong suit. That’s where SBS Accounting & Advisors steps in.

SBS will help you with:

  • Proper Designated Account Management
  • Church-Specific Reporting
  • Minsters’ Payroll (Housing Allowance & Tax
  • Considerations)
  • Contribution Data Entry & Management
  • Budgetary/Advisory Services
  • Streamlined and Transparent Accounts Payable Process
  • Legal Compliance Assistance
  • Cost-Saving Plans
  • And so much more…

SBS has been supporting churches with their accounting needs for over 10 years. While located in Atlanta, GA, their services can be rendered anywhere.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you record offerings if you do not come in to our office?

We can teach someone on your team how to enter these or you can simply upload the records, and we’ll enter for you.

How are bills handled?

Someone in your office will simply upload these to us by taking a pic of them as they come in using our AP app that installs on their phone. If bills are retrieved online, then we’ll pull ourselves. Once a week SBS will go through the uploaded bills, code them to the proper categories, and then add the designated approver(s). We’ll then send out a financial status report to the final approver asking them to approve the bills they want us to pay. Vendors are paid either by check or ACH. With our AP app, we do not have to become signers on your bank account and we do not pay anything that you do not approve.

How is designated giving (DG) tracked and paid out?

As offerings come in, anything that is designated is posted to the appropriate DG account. DG accounts are monitored on a regular basis and paid outs are made to the designee as directed.

How are year-end giving (contribution) reports handled?

We can ether teach someone on your team how to print or email these or we can handle for you.

What about expense reimbursements?

We have an awesome app that we use that automates this whole process making it easy for staff to upload their receipts and get reimbursed electronically. For one-off reimbursements, a form containing the backup receipts can be uploaded to our AP app.

Do you guys also do payroll?

Yes, we do! Not only can we help pay your employees via direct deposit or check, but handle all the payroll tax deposits and form filing. In addition, we can manage benefit deductions and remittances as well as provide an easy way for your hourly employees to track and submit their time.

What kind of reports can we expect to receive on a monthly basis?

Our standard report package includes the following reports: Statement of Financial Activities, Statement of Financial Position, Designated Giving, and Budget Versus Actual. We can also provide custom reports as needed.

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Testimonials

Theo Gilbert-Jamison, Chief Executive Officer of Performance Solutions by Design

“Your team is so incredible! You are very professional, very accurate in your work, and always proactive in helping your clients be better.”

Mike Lauter, operations director of First Presbyterian Church of Douglasville

“Having SBS help us transition to the cloud has been tremendous. It has also been a savings in cost. They have also helped us significantly reduce our paper usage.”

Kevin Caiaccio, owner of The Caiaccio Law Firm, LLC

“We handle a lot of client’s money – sometimes tens of millions of dollars. Knowing that you are accounting for it on a weekly basis helps me sleep at night.”

Roy Smith, owner of RA Asphalt

“When you guys first came, I was overwhelmed administratively. Things were chaotic. You guys came in with a game plan. It was a breath of fresh air.”

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