Finance Fridays from the LCMS International Center

Please join Dr. Alan Freeman, Associate Director of LCMS School Ministry, and Grant Manor, Accountant at the LCMS International Center, for Finance Fridays Zoom Events!

Finance Fridays will be offered at 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Central Time and again at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Central Time. The same material will be presented during each time slot. Sessions will be recorded for on-demand access.

Finance Friday Dates and Topics:

September 16 – Financial Primer Learning the Forms and the Basics! Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Aging of Accounts, terms (profit, loss, revenue, expense, etc.), Fiscal Year

October 14 – Monitoring the Budget – Budget Forecast, Actual Budget, Current Fiscal Year, Last Fiscal Year, etc.

November 18 – Preparing the Budget – historical budgets, departments requests (including request forms), hard income, soft income, etc.

December 16 – Developing Next Fiscal Year’s Budget discuss next year’s budget

January 20 – teacher salaries and benefits that are in line with the CPS compensation tool and/or District salary guidelines

Each session will provide a 20-25 presentation on the topic by Grant Manor, and then there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion for the remaining time. Documents utilized during the presentation, including budgeting spreadsheets with built-in formulas, will be made available for download and use.

Grant Manor holds a BA in accounting from Concordia University Chicago and serves as an Accountant at the LCMS International Center. Previously, Grant served as a Staff Accountant for ChurchShield LLC., located in Indianaoplis, IN.  While working ChurchShield, Grant provided accounting and financial services to churches and schools across the country.

Zoom Link: Finance Fridays Zoom Link (The same Zoom link will be utilized for all Finance Friday meetings)