I am trying to help set PowerChurch up for our church. The treasurer does not understand accounting nor does my sweet husband the SP. They wanted this software to do fund accounting. However, we do not distribute monies into accounts when the contributions are taken. We put them in the checking account/general fund. I tried setting up the Savings and Investment accounts as funds and also the general account. However when I make an entry of the deposit to the Checking account (asset) account to the General Fund (income) it will balance and do well until I make a payment (expense) then it can come out of the income account, but will not take the money out of the checking account.
I really just don't think that we can use this software for what they want. We have only been at the church for a year and they were using Excel before this it was in a mess!
Any suggestions? Thanks