Introducing accounting and trading

In this significant update, Cameo now offers accounting and trading. Accounting means book-keeping: the ability to record and attribute transactions to different account categories and report on them. Trading means preparing paperwork for invoices, purchase orders and quotations, receipts and expenses, sending them, paying for them and accounting for them afterwards. A new form for merchandise sales will also follow soon. There are lots of new articles about these, summarised here with links:


∙ Book-keeping and reconciliation
∙ Trading documents
∙ New form: invoice
∙ Payment form update
∙ Reporting on fundraising campaigns
∙ Bank statement updates
∙ Inventory and stock
∙ Receipts and expenses claims Read More…

Book-keeping and reconciliation

Reconciliation (attributing bank statement transactions to the appropriate membership, event booking etc) in accounting tasks → reconciliation has a new way of working. This is mainly because of the introduction of broader accounting functions. A new “chart of accounts” provides book-keeping account categories to which you can attribute transactions. That lets you keep track of the purpose of items of income and expenditure, and report on them. At the same time, Cameo also introduces Invoices, quotations and purchase orders that you can attribute to if you choose to use the accounting functions. You can also attribute payments more finely. For example, recording not just donations, but by separate fundraising campaigns. Read More…

Bank statement updates

resents bank statements a little differently in accounting info → statements and transactions. Manual import of bank statements also works a little differently, in accounting tasks → import statements. Also in that section, you can now add single transactions to bank accounts directly (no need to construct a CSV for occasional transactions). Financial year is no longer necessarily aligned with calendar month. Read More…

New form: invoice

Complementing the introduction of trading documents (invoices, purchase orders and quotations), Cameo now includes a form type, invoice, for customer’s to access those documents using a personalised link. The link is typically emailed as part of sending an invoice quotation or purchase order. The new form type can be used for any or all of these: * See a summary of the document *
Download a PDF of the document for the customer’s records * Pay an invoice (e.g. by credit card) * Mark an invoice as paid, add an interim transaction to account for the payment, and send a notification to that effect * Accept a quotation (and send a notification to let you know) Read More…

Reporting on fundraising campaigns

Cameo can now automatically attribute payments made through its payment form to different categories from its hierarchical chart of accounts. This means that you can reconcile income from different fundraising campaigns, for example, to different accounts. That in turn means you can produce a financial report breaking down donations from different campaigns. This article gives an example of how this works for fundraising campaigns. Read More…

Bank statement improvements

Two small changes to the Statements and transactions section in Accounting Info: (a) you can now display all the membership records mentioned in transaction references using a new link next to the download buttons underneath the statement; and (b) the text search filter now works like other filters: it displays just the matching results (within the original list of transactions), as you type. Read More…