Replacement of current Accounting/Finance team

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For any number of reasons

800,000 raised, apparently spent, and nothing to show for it
Months with no reports
Failure to file legally required audit
Closed working group, meeting in secret,
Refusal to honor GA requests, or to attend GA’s as mandated

It is time to have a new team formed, with more specific criterion, that will be open, and responsible for funds when the bail funds return. This new group should include advisors with degree and or professional experience in managing financial affairs.

All reciepts, bank accounts, trademarks, and assets, with dollar amounts, and locations should be put into a spreadsheet, and any paper documents shall be transferred to a location of group knowledge, and scanned in and available electronically.
reports shall be generated no less than once per month, and preferably once per week.

This shall be implemented, with a transfer of all accounts to 2 new parties, advised by one of the current members, preferably Diego on current methodologies, and a completely new team of at least 5 members by October 15th.

8 Responses to “Replacement of current Accounting/Finance team”

  1. Sean McKeown

    The GA did not “mandate” that Accounting show up – the GA can do many things, but tell people “you HAVE TO show up!” is not one of those. The GA works via consent, not dictation, and thus it cannot dictate that someone must take an action, it instead asks them to consent to do so.

    Please provide proof that there was a failure to file a legally required audit. “Just because we can’t see it” is not proof that it was not submitted to the legal body it was required to submit to, it just means we can’t see it because we are not that body.

    There are a lot of things wrong with this proposal, but the playing soft and loose with the facts is the most troubling aspect.

    • Patricia L

      @smckeown you’re being a bit pedantic here…

      @alg0rhythm While it is clear that the accounting group has not met its obligations, this proposal will not help. It simultaneously lacks clarity while also being overly prescriptive. All receipts, bank accounts, etc. will be scanned, recorded, etc? Starting from what time period? How is the group to be selected? Why is Diego (with no last name) specifically identified? Did he volunteer to be involved with this? Why would the data need to be in a spreadsheet (rather than say an accounting program)? The list goes on…

      Honestly, it seems unlikely that anyone who’d be accepted to be in the new accounting group (read: not you, Monica, Cynthia, etc) would be willing to do so. It’s a lot of work with very little reward.

      Finally, since the accounting group doesn’t recognize any existing GA, this proposal would have no bearing.

      P.S. To have future proposals taken more seriously, you might consider: not starting out a proposal with a rant; and using complete sentences and consistent punctuation.

  2. Darrell Prince

    aaah.. what a surprise… Patricia being negative Anyone who would be “accepted” proof positive of non-openess, the definition of a working group.
    Diego is on the bank account.

    It has legal bearing, because if a group just decides to change its designation, it has gone rogue.


    looks like this issue is DEAD….EITHER we start an ENTIRE new accounting system…or we allow accounting to be ONLY used for bail funds…not a huge fan of ‘Occu-Copy’ so i guess those of us who ((still)) do OUTREACH will have to find our own way…so be it…

  4. Darrell Prince

    elane spivak rodriguez(Alliance for Global Justice)

    Sep 19

    to me
    Dear Darrell,
    Our CPA filed for an extension on the 990. We’ll post it to our web page as soon as he files it. It should be sometime in the next couple of months.

    Take care,