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by chriswoodut
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: End of year best practices?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: End of year best practices?

Another task: Before Dec 31, review missionary balances. For any returned missionaries, occasionally a family/person may have donated one too many payments into a missionary account and there's a positive balance at the end of the year. The handbook says excess funds should go to the ward/general mi...
by chriswoodut
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Clerk Discussions
Topic: Ordinance Certificate Print Outs - Which Paper?
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Ordinance Certificate Print Outs - Which Paper?

I think we use that same paper linked to at staples. As an aside, since it wasn't obvious to me as a clerk when I started, the church has a contract with Staples with discounted prices (assuming you're in the USA, I guess). The login info can be found when you, as a ward clerk, go to https://store.c...
by chriswoodut
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Expense Approval Limits?
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Expense Approval Limits?

To follow up, it looks like we just needed another person to approve the expense to move it from Approve Expenses to the Bishop's Review tab. And, that other person (Bishopric counselor) was able to approve it in spite of the warning. How is that different than a regular approval other than the war...
by chriswoodut
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: End of year best practices?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

End of year best practices?

I've noticed there are a few things that are really good to do before the end of the year that aren't necessarily spelled out in handbooks, etc. I'd like to build a list -- what do you make sure you've done at the end of each year to get ready for the next? In December: - I've learned to make sure t...
by chriswoodut
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Scout Fundraiser Remaining Balances
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Scout Fundraiser Remaining Balances

Our fund was named "Scout Camp" but our stake audit committee thought that name was too generic. I renamed it, but I fear the new name is also too generic for the committee's taste. I really wish they had just told us what to call it. Even better, they should have given us some guidance a...
by chriswoodut
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Expense Approval Limits?
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Expense Approval Limits?

So, I failed to mention that I am the stake clerk... Anyway, the Stake President was unable to click through the warning. However, when we were together for a meeting, we were able to approve it together as I suspected. Has there been some limit imposed? How do we find out about these changes to th...
by chriswoodut
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Members without callings list in LDS tools
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Re: Members without callings list in LDS tools

Rather than running as far away from tech out of fear, I want to embrace it with prudence. ... In reality, those of us on here are way ahead of the curve in understanding the tech and its implications. Most clerks/leaders never even give any of this any thought. It's not a question of fear of techn...
by chriswoodut
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Budget Incease for New Youth Program?
Replies: 16
Views: 563

Re: Budget Incease for New Youth Program?

I've had to explain to quite a few leaders and clerks lately just how the allocations are derived from the quarterly reports. Even though they get a report sent through LCR and MLS quarterly for the sole purpose of explaining the allocation, few in our stake have taken the time to understand the de...
by chriswoodut
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Budget Incease for New Youth Program?
Replies: 16
Views: 563

Re: Budget Incease for New Youth Program?

The additional component for FSY is we're planning on running a 4 year cycle of FSY, Stake Youth Conf, FSY, Stake Trek. Previously we were able to budget Stake youth conferences on a 2 year cycle (we were not doing a stake level youth conference annually), but now its as if we're doing a youth conf...
by chriswoodut
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Budget Incease for New Youth Program?
Replies: 16
Views: 563

Re: Budget Incease for New Youth Program?

As a Stake Finance Clerk, we've been grappling with how to fund the new youth programs. From our perspective the big new element is the FSY funding. We've been relying on the: FSY Planning Guide https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/youth/fsy/bc/PDFS/2017/PD60000952_PlnGd_eng.pdf?lang=eng&downloa...

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