from the treasurer
Hello, All Saints ~
Please find the January financial reports below. The format looks different because I configured QuickBooks to generate the reports automatically so I do not have to retype them in excel. Also, this year the monthly budget allocation is adjusted for when known actual expenses for quarterly items will be paid, in order to provide a better view of monthly results. For example, the property insurance premium invoice is paid quarterly, so the whole expense would hit in the month in which it is paid.
Major financial related activities that occurred in January include the following:
Pledges for January are $24,013, versus the budgeted amount of $18,333.33. Pledges are, therefore, already $5,680 over budget for the new year. Thank you for your gifts from the heart! We appreciate you!
Ministry expenses, at $3,832, are close to the budgeted amount of $3699.
Minister expenses being at $19,818, versus the budgeted amount of $16,707, results in an over-budget variance of $3,111 due to payroll timing and a catch-up bill for three months (December 19 - February 20) of Rector Health Insurance premiums. Payroll is paid 26 times per year, and the budget is the total payroll amount divided by 12.
Facility costs came in at $4,012, compared to the budgeted amount of $3,298, due to costs associated with boiler maintenance and higher than average utilities costs from higher gas usage in the winter. The utility and boiler costs are typically seasonal and will even out in future months.
Operation costs came in at $2,340, compared to the budgeted amount of $1,917, causing a slight, unfavorable variance of $365, due to a bill for newspaper advertising costs for 2019 arriving in January.
Overall, we had a strong month and ended with a surplus (more incoming cash than outgoing cash for expenses) of +$3,710. You may be wondering how this is possible when the finance committee projected a (-$60,000) deficit for the year. Due to the timing of expenses, the deficit is not projected to start occurring until February. However, based on a sneak peek, February pledges are also already over budget, so we're already doing better than planned. We've got this! :)
Thank you for contributing to a strong financial start to the year!
All Saints Episcopal Church Treasurer
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