Member Since: 10th Dec 2008
12th Mar 2021
Complete waste of time! Went down the 'money claim online' route a few years ago for an unpaid bill of approx. £400, which then cost another £75 or so in fees, etc. Got to the Small Claims Court where the 'judge' told the defendant and myself to 'stop behaving like a pair of silly schoolboys, to go away and sort things out yourselves'. And I lost a day's earnings on top! Never again!!
31st Jan 2019
I have previously used Paxton Charities Accounting Software (https://www.paxtoncharities.co.uk/), and found it to be extermely good. Handles multi-fund accounting, and will do the Charities Commission reporting too.
10th Aug 2018
Without doubt, Blackberry Smoke's 'Freedom Song' - just listen to the lyrics and you'll understand why!
9th Aug 2018
I use QuickFile for a number of my smaller clients - the Bank Feed facility costs an additional £15+VAT p.a., on top of the basic subscription of £45+VAT.
2nd Aug 2018
I would recommend Paxton Charities Accounting (see http://www.paxtoncharities.co.uk/). It covers pretty much everything you may require: multiple funds, Gift Aid, Charity Commission reporting, etc., etc. There are both PC-based & online versions.
6th Feb 2015
It's not all negative...
I was appointed Treasurer to my son's football club almost six years ago, mostly because nobody else was willing to step into the fray! I also serve on the club's Management Committee.
Although I agree that there can be more than my fair share of hassle involved (especially when the annual subs are up for renewal!), on the positive side, it still gives me a great deal of pleasure, knowing that I'm helping provide a facility where the local young people can come, not only to play football, but also to socialise and meet up with friends, etc.
As ours is quite a sizeable club (over 300 members, 23 teams, ranging from tots right through to an U18's side, and Ladies too!), I use QuickFile for bookkeeping, and PaySubsOnline for membership administration, etc. I also have some involvement with arranging the club insurance, and various other admin-type tasks. All told, I probably spend about 2-3 hours per week on club matters.
Hope this gives you some idea of what can be involved tracey2412 - if I can offer any further help, please do not hesitate to ask.