Audit and Financial Services

Churches must decide what type of accounting method they will use to prepare annual financial statements. Churches should also decide whether financial reports will be audited, or reviewed.

These recommended accounting methods are applicable to Basic Religious Entities only. Incorporated churches are not Basic Religious Entities and must prepare financial statements in accordance with requirements of their particular regulator.

Cash flow accounting (Annual Review)

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Accrual accounting (Annual Review or Audit)

Special purpose

Accrual accounting (Annual Audit)

Special purpose, but as close as possible to General purpose – Reduced Disclosure Regime

Baptist Financial Services

Baptist Financial Services provides a Charitable Investment Scheme for the raising of capital by offering Debenture Products which are available to any person, Church or organisation to support and expand Baptist denominational ministry throughout Australia.

Loans are made available to Churches to purchase property & manses, upgrade & repair buildings and to develop ministries including schools, aged care and community services. Personal loans are also provided to Accredited Baptist Ministers for a ministry purpose.


Jeremy Peet
State Manager – Victoria
Baptist Financial Services
Level 1, 1193 Toorak Road
Camberwell Victoria 3124
Phone: 1300 650 542
Fax: 1300 784 699