Proper auditing and reporting is required in order for lay delegates to be seated and have voting privileges at Convention. Congregations with audit delinquencies for previous years should give this their immediate attention as report delinquencies will affect lay delegates' seating and voting rights at Convention.
The canonical deadline for submission of the annual audit is September 1.
Auditing of congregational accounts are permitted by either an independent Certified Public Accountant or by an audit committee of (at least) three qualified members of the congregation none of whom have acted as treasurer, bookkeeper, a member of the parish finance committee or any individual keeping the books of original entry and/or ledgers during the period being audited.
Should you have any questions concerning the guidelines, or audits in general, please do not hesitate to contact the finance administration office at (516) 248-4800 ext. 145 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Peter Robey at (516) 248-4800 ext. 113 or email@example.com.
For more information about working through the audit process, please consider registering for the Responsible Treasurer's Workshop held in January of each year. Registration info will be posted as it becomes available.AUDIT GUIDELINES FROM MANUAL OF BUSINESS METHODS Checklist of 2016 Audit Certificates received