Congregational Treasurers and Bookkeepers Workshop 2019

November 2, 2019 from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Faith Lutheran Church
14206 Flagg Road
Rochelle, IL  61068 

Guest Speakers:
Thomas Hammar, CPA
Molly Hammar-Shattuck, Staff Accountant
and by webcam, Richard Hammar, Attorney, CPA, & Author 

Registration will be available by October 1.

Past topics have included

Taxes

  • Moving Expenses – Personal or Business?
  • Tax Forms – Employee & Employer
  • Fringe Benefits Taxation
  • Tax Law Changes for 2018
  • Churches and Sales Tax
  • Unrelated Business Income

Donations

  • What Gifts are NOT tax-deductible?
  • Substantiating Donations

Accounting

  • Accountable Reimbursement Policy
  • Recordkeeping and Retention Rules
  • Budgeting Best Practices
  • Onboarding Employees
  • Using Technology Wisely
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Reporting

Church Property

  • Selling Church Property – How is it taxed?
  • Church Rentals – Building, Parsonage, etc – the Dos and Don’ts

Internal Controls

  • Best Practices Every Church Needs to Consider

Legal Developments

  • Update by Richard Hammar

If you have specific topics that you would like discussed; please email  June Cain, Synod Bookkeeper at jcain@nisynod.org

Proposed Schedule

  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. Opening Prayer, Rev. Gary Erickson
  • 9:10 – 12:00 p.m. Presentation, Molly Hammar-Shattuck, Staff Accountant, Thomas Hammar, CPA, and Richard Hammar, Attorney, CPA & Author
  • 12:00 p.m. Noon Meal (Sorry, no provision can be made for special dietary needs.)
  • 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Questions & Answers
  • 2:00 p.m. Adjournment

Registration will be available by October 1

Registration is not complete until payment is received.