Reluctantly took on the role
I reluctantly took on the role of Church Treasurer, for one year, when the then treasurer was extremely ill in hospital and, now almost nine years later, I am still in post!
Before deciding on what programme to use I contacted the Diocese Finance Department seeking their advice as to the best computerized programme to use. James South suggested I had a meeting with him and he would explain how the Parish Workbook could be tailored to suit the PCC’s needs and he also very kindly went through with me how church accounts need to be presented.
The Parish Workbook programme has worked extremely well for us, including recording fund raising for a replacement church floor project and more recently our Lottery funded Well, Well, Wells! The Restoration of St. Nicholas Church project which is currently underway. James has always been extremely helpful in tweaking the programme to accommodate our PCC’s accounting requirements, including the holding of restricted funds within our main account, and indeed any issues I have had in operating the Workbook, and I must say the programme works extremely well.
What initially encouraged me to use the Workbook was that it gives any PCC the comfort of knowing that if for any reason the treasurer is unable to operate the accounts, anyone taking over can contact the Norwich Diocesan Finance Department for guidance and support on how to continue using the computerized accounts already in operation.
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