CNA L&P - Due To/From: About the Due-To/From Feature (FAQ)

 

Frequently asked questions Due To/From

 

What is the advantage of turning on the Due-To-Due-From feature?

When turned on, ConnectNow Accounting will automatically create entries to a Due To/From account when transactions cross entities. When this feature is turned on, Statements of Financial Position will always be in balance for each entity.

 

What do we mean by cross entities?

Here is an example of a transaction that would cross entities (Parish=Entity 1, School=Entity 2).

The Parish wrote checks from their bank account, but the expenses are for the school. The journal entry WITHOUT the Due To/From feature on would look like this:

Dr.  School Expenses                  $100.00

Cr.  Parish Checking                                 $100.00

 

If you were to run Statement of Financial Position for each entity, they would each be out of balance by $100.

 

If you turn the Due To/From feature on, the transactions in the system would look like:

Dr.  School Expenses                  $100.00

Cr.  Due to Parish                                    $100.00

Dr.  Due From School               $100.00

Cr.  Parish Checking                                  $100.00

 

If you were to run Statement of Financial Position for each entity, they each would balance.

 

How do I turn this option on?

You must have Church Administrator Privileges to turn this feature on. If your organization does not have any Church Administrator designations, you must contact your managing organization such as your diocese to turn this feature on.

  • Go to Church Manager>Options

  • Check the box for the Due To/From feature

  • Go to Accounts and create a Due To/From account (either an asset or liability account type) for EACH entity. Once the accounts are created, you will need to assign the accounts to their entity in Setup, Due To/From Accounts.

Once you turn the option on, the system will look for any transactions that cross entities, as if the feature had always been turned on. Conversely, if you turn the feature off, all of the entries the system had made will no longer exist.

 

Can I change the Due To/From account for an entity after the feature is setup? 

Yes, you can simply edit the account in the SETUP screen (as long as the account has NO activity).

 

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