ACCOUNTS Features

ACCOUNTS

Simple. Powerful. Affordable

4.71/5 (17 reviews)

ACCOUNTS Feature Summary

  • Track income and expenses
  • Track fund balances
  • Government Forms (e.g. T3010 or 990)
  • Automated fund accounting
  • Annual Budgeting
  • Accounts Payable

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ACCOUNTS Feature Reviews

16 reviewers had the following to say about ACCOUNTS's features:

Laird More

Excellent program - made with the "unprofessional" in mind - but does a "professional job."

2013-10-24

Pros - Chart of accounts is well organized from an accounting point of view.

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Source: Capterra
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Response from Software4Nonprofits


To be clear, the only normal import from other programs (like QuickBooks) is of the chart of accounts. It cannot import past transactions from them, and you really wouldn't want to. That's because the way ACCOUNTS "thinks" about fund accounting (which is much more natural than anything you can do in general-purpose programs like QuickBooks) would make many of the transactions from other programs incorrect to import.

Also, ACCOUNTS doesn't have "limited" payroll capabilities, it doesn't really have any! I.e. it does not do payroll calculations. Of course, you can create relevant accounts for payroll, and directly enter your payroll transactions, but you have to get the calculations done in some other way. (I do recommend a couple of online payroll programs, that can export the transactions to ACCOUNTS.)

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Robert Gray

Great Software

2013-10-26

I have used quickbooks and found it difficult at times, Accounts is by far an easier program to use and I would recommend this to anyone.

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Peter Smith

Calvin United Church Treasurer

2013-10-24

If HST is part of the payment clicking on that box automatically posts the correct tax .

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Response from Software4Nonprofits


In terms of entering account numbers, you can use the account names instead. Pressing the first letter of an account name re-sorts any account drop-down list into alphabetical order, showing the first one with that as the first letter of its name. That will usually be much faster than scrolling to find an account number.

You also can choose not to display account numbers in data entry windows at all, if you don't wish to see them.

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Edna Beam

Excellent Product!

2014-01-07

Reports are truly designed for non-profit.

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Cindy Peters

Accounts Software is Excellent!

2013-12-10

This software is a fabulous accounting program - very easy to use, easy to understand and simple to provide reports that are clear and concise.

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Joanne Green

Review of Accounts Program from Software4Nonprofits

2013-10-30

Cons: Program design assumes the user has an understanding of bookkeeping and debit-credit balance sheets; would like some simplified reports showing main category totals.

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Response from Software4Nonprofits


You do need a bit of accounting understanding to use ACCOUNTS. The Help topic "ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS" gives you some of that.

In the vast majority of the program, you don't see the words "debit" or "credit". For instance, the register-style transaction entry window for an asset account such as a bank account has columns for a Payment amount or a Deposit amount.

You do need to use debits and credits if you are entering journal entries (which should very rarely be needed). And the words debit and credit are also used on some transaction details reports, that include multiple types of account, because there is no other available terminology that works consistently. (You can't label headings "Payment" and "Deposit" if the transaction might be on a liability account, for instance!)

One final place debits and credits are used is when you are entering an initial opening balance transaction, for an already existing organization. (It's actually just a variation of a journal entry.)

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Robert Purdy

Nice Program

2013-10-24

It handles GST and HST very well. The interface is a little cumbersome where certain buttons are available but when you go to use them, you are told you have to access the information in another way ("Common Transactions" - "Use Register").

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Diane McCaskill

Great program for volunteers!

2013-11-07

As a volunteer treasurer for several charity groups, I had not previously used any accounting software - too intimidating.

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Sheldon Bell

Great Software

2013-11-04

I like the fact that if I allocate an expense to a wrong account I can go back months later and change the wrong account number.

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Cheryl Smith

Saves me so much time!!

2016-05-05

When I became the volunteer treasurer of our church we switched from Excel to a big name accounting software that cost several hundreds of dollars.

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Response from Software4Nonprofits


For those in the U.S.A., the CRA referred to is the Canada Revenue Agency, and the T3010 is the annual report all churches and charities have to submit to the CRA. ACCOUNTS can just as easily associate its accounts with lines on the IRS' form 990 or 990-EZ, for those charities that have to submit that one annually.

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Krista Kuehnbaum

A Simple Fund Accounting Solution for Non-Profits

2013-10-23

Pros: Easy to Use, 5 star Customer Support, Fantastic Price Cons: Limited Budget functionality Overall: ACCOUNTS is a powerful fund accounting solution, that is really ease to setup and use.

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Lynn Bird

Software4Nonprofits

2013-11-03

It could only be better if there was support for currency exchange.

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Phyllis Rhodes

User Friendly Software

2013-10-25

When I started my bookkeeping business I was very disappointed in the lack of accounting software that was tailored to the Nonprofit business.

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Nancy Evans

Made My Job Much Easier

2013-10-23

I especially like that it is easy to go back and correct errors, print a variety of reports and integrate the information from Donations (a sister software tool).

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Leonard (Somen) Goodman

For a small church

2013-10-23

We recommend it to anyone doing charity accounts.

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Charmaine Rhoden

Great Software

2013-10-23

I really like that it is easy to use.

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