I am setting up an NGO dealing with mental health issues and we have almost completed our registration with the gov. We are a teeny tiny set up and I need to run the organisation properly so it is 'transparent and accountable'. Is there a basic accounting software I can use and if so is it free? It needs to be OS based.
Use excel if you really are that small, or Open office equivalent if it needs to be free.
Microsoft accounting express is also free but is only PC compatible and you need to know how to set it up for the correct nominal codes.
How much do you think your turnover is likely to be? because under £100k you don't even need to be using the accruals concepts in your accounts. A simple income against expenditure is sufficient which is easy enough to do in excel.