Guidance for treasurers

Training and information sessions are run regularly for treasurers, including induction sessions for new treasurers. Please contact us to find out more.

Resources for Treasurers

Parish Resources: Record keeping and cash management
Different types of funds
Accounting for different types of funds
Annual Report and Accounts

You may also find that the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance newsletter has some good information. 


2021 Annual Treasurers' Mailing

Click to view the 2021 Treasurers Mailing sent December 2021

Includes: 2022 fees table


Q. What software do you recommend for keeping parish financial records?

A. In some respects, this might come down to how much the PCC is willing to spend and what level of functionality you need. While the diocese is not recommending any in particular, four varied options that you might want to consider are:
Data Developments – Finance Coordinator
This is used by a number of our parishes and helps with the Return of Parish Finance

Cash book – developed by colleagues in the Diocese of Gloucester
This is a free, spreadsheet-based , basic accounting system.
Download here and more advice here 

Liberty Accounts
This is a charity specific package, with some specific features for Church of England PCCs. 

This seems to be one of the most popular, general accounts packages for small organisations including charities.


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