How does you manage your P&C bookkeeping and inventory? Handwritten books, Excel spreadsheets, pay a bookkeeper, accounting software – if so which software?
Here are some suggestions from our Facebook community on how to manage your P&C bookkeeping:
- If you are in Qld and a state school, check with P&C Qld as the Dept has rules especially if you’re looking for a cloud-based system. The data has to be stored in Australia and not overseas. Xero is definitely off the list, but MYOB is ok and Reckon’s cloud-based system has data in Australia. We use Reckon desktop based for inventory & accounts.
- Volunteer Treasurer is an accountant & we use QBO for that side. I voluntarily run the uniform shop (also an Accountant) and currently use MYOB retail (old desktop version) and excel spreadsheets for inventory/stocktake purposes.
- As treasurer at a school with 300 students, we jumped on midway last year to Quickbooks. I use MYOB for another role but found Quickbooks really easy to use and cheaper than the alternatives. It doesn’t make things any easier just more organised.
- I second Quickbooks. Really easy to use and I don’t have an accounting background. We too have a payroll for the canteen so it depends how complicated it is.
- 4 other readers also commented suggesting to use MYOB.
- 2 more readers also commented and suggested using Xero.
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