Lisa London – Custom Courses in Nonprofit Accounting

Course Title: Nonprofit Accounting 101: You Can Do It!

Course Description: If you think you aren’t a numbers person or just the thought of accounting fills you with dread, this class is for you! The Accountant Beside You, Lisa London CPA, understands that you want to work towards your mission, not have to spend days working on the books. She helped her church reduce their accounting time from three days a week to less than one day a week and will teach you how to streamline the accounting process to save time and still have accurate records. To have accurate records, you need to understand the basics of nonprofit bookkeeping behind it. Let Lisa explain how the terminology is different from business accounting and step you through the process without a lot of jargon and unnecessary details. You’ll also learn what to consider when selecting an accounting program with comparisons of free and low-cost options to the more expensive systems. Finally, nonprofits lose billions of dollars annually to fraud and theft. Don’t think it can’t happen to you. Keeping the money safe and your volunteers above suspicion is crucial. Lisa will teach you three easy steps that any size nonprofit can implement to reduce the risk of fraud and theft dramatically. Course is appropriate for bookkeepers, treasurers, executive directors, and program directors or anyone who wants to learn the basics of and how to streamline nonprofit bookkeeping.

  • Course Hours: Half-Day (4 Hours)
  • Delivery Method: Online Live or In-Person Live
  • Includes: Expert content delivery, course customization, related materials provided in electronic format, live interaction with your audience.
  • Amount: $3,725 USD*
  • This course is also available in Extended In Depth and Express formats

*transportation and accommodations not included

 

Course Title: Intermediate Nonprofit Accounting Topics: Can I Use QuickBooks for a Nonprofit?

Course Description: QuickBooks is the industry leader for accounting programs, but it was designed for businesses, not nonprofits. This course will teach you how to make the system work for you. Learn the differences between QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks desktop products and which work best for different types of organizations. Next, the Accountant Beside You, Lisa London CPA, will take you through the Must-Do steps to make either of them work in a nonprofit environment. She’ll explain how to choose the correct Preferences and other set-up requirements. Finally, you will learn about the different apps available that could save your nonprofit time and money. This course is appropriate for anyone considering using QuickBooks for their organization or is currently using QuickBooks but feels like it is not running efficiently.

  • Course Hours: Half-Day (4 Hours)
  • Delivery Method: Online Live or In-Person Live
  • Includes: Expert content delivery, course customization, related materials provided in electronic format, live interaction with your audience.
  • Amount: $3,725 USD*
  • This course is also available in Extended In Depth and Express formats

*transportation and accommodations not included

 

Course Title: Advanced Topics-Using QuickBooks in a Nonprofit

Course Description: Using QuickBooks Pro, Premier, or Nonprofit version in your organization, but need a little help with some of the advanced features? Let the Accountant Beside You, Lisa London CPA, step you through the process of budgeting, customizing reports and donor communications, common reconciliation issues, and month-end and year-end requirements. This course is appropriate for anyone using QuickBooks for their organization.

  • Course Hours: Half-Day (4 Hours)
  • Delivery Method: Online Live or In-Person Live
  • Includes: Expert content delivery, course customization, related materials provided in electronic format, live interaction with your audience.
  • Amount: $3,725 USD*
  • This course is also available in Extended In Depth and Express formats

*transportation and accommodations not included

 

Lisa LondonLisa London, CPA is known worldwide as The Accountant Beside You. She has spent three decades working in public accounting as an auditor and small business consultant with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in corporate accounting as a director of finance for a division of Kodak, Inc., and as a consultant with venture capital and small businesses and nonprofits.

She began writing her books after helping her church with an accounting system conversion. Lisa found very limited resources to help the office staff and volunteers understand their basic accounting requirements. She realized that if her church needed guidance, other churches probably did too.

That aha moment led her to create The Accountant Beside You series of resources. Her first book, QuickBooks for Churches and Other Religious Organizations, is being used on six continents and has been translated into Spanish. From there, she expanded into writing books for small nonprofits and the self-employed as well as teaching online classes.

What people say about Lisa's courses:

  • "Financial accountability is critical for your organization's success! Make it simpler with The Accountant Beside You series by Lisa London." Jane l. McIntyre Retired Executive Director United Way Central Carolinas
  • “…the nicest, friendliest, easy-to-understand tax person we’ve ever had.” The Ed Tyll Show
  • Lisa's course gave me the "I can do this" confidence I needed to get started and walk me through every step of the way. Lisa's explanations make a sometimes difficult subject easy to understand, regardless of how much accounting experience you have. I especially like how the course is broken down into short segments, so I can easily go back to review a specific task as needed. Lisa's fun personality is an added bonus! Laura Williams Bookkeeper
  • This is well worth the money. I started it because I was asked to do some bookkeeping at a church. The lessons are clear and the presentation smooth. If you already use QuickBooks but are new to the nonprofit world it is also helpful as you get a different perspective of how to set things up. Victoria Shipmaker Church Volunteer
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