[Board] Re: [OSGeo Finance] Financial Statement for 2007
dmcilhagga at dmsolutions.ca
Fri Apr 25 12:13:48 PDT 2008
For the benefit of the board -- here's some exchange that took place
on the finance committee. I think we can come up with a decent
solution here. As Arnulf mentioned -- this really needs to happen,
and me being a bottleneck is not a good solution.
Please pipe in board if anyone has any comments on this.
Ken, Finance group,
I'm happy to act in the oversight role -- however, it's time for
detailed financial review, meeting organization, etc... that are
concerning me. i'll provide examples of things that I think this
committee needs to do, but I just haven't found time to get my hands
- Good quality content on the wiki concerning the Finance committee
- Organization of committee meetings
- Preliminary review of quarterly/annual financials vs. budget with
summaries provided to the committee for questions and acceptance
If you and/or others are able to take on some of these activities --
I'm more than happy to continue to be the liaison with the board as
treasurer. I just don't think I have the bandwidth to take on direct
responsibility for the above or similar activities.
Does this make any sense?
Thanks Ken btw for helping out.
On 25-Apr-08, at 2:26 PM, Ken Tamura wrote:
> Hello Finance Team,
> In the event that Dave is not able to take on these
> responsibilities, I may have bandwidth to take this on. However,
> I'm not a board member. And therefore, I give my two cents to this
> group only.
President & CEO
DM Solutions Group (DMSG)
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On 25-Apr-08, at 3:03 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Arnulf Christl wrote:
>> Hey Dave,
>> thanks for not just resigning and chucking it all in! Ha, need to
>> add some more exclamation marks here!!! It is really painful to
>> have to admit to run on reserve and still get ignored. I wish that
>> I could do something more useful than mumbling "go on".
>> you come to my mind as an option - would you be prepared to take
>> on this job? A simple No is perfectly fine by me, no need to
>> argument about it.
>> What other strategies do we have? This job very bluntly needs to
>> get done. If we cannot find another way we will have to hire
>> someone to do the job. I am the loudest opposition to growing
>> expenses for OSGeo but we cannot afford to let this go astray.
>> I'd rather invest some time in finding more sponsors than to let
>> this pass undone.
>> Tyler is not an option for me as he is way too much under pressure
>> already and I would also prefer to keep a very clear separation of
>> the ED's job and the treasurer.
> I'm fine with the ED doing much of the day to day bookkeeping, or even
> us hiring a bookkeeper to do some the routine work. But I don't
> see that
> we can "contract out" the oversight role of the treasurer. We could
> contemplate having an outside auditor though I'm not sure that lifts
> much of the work load. It just gives the board and members a greater
> assurance of oversight.
> I'd also be happy to have Ken as treasurer.
> One thing I did suggest to Dave is to try and hold on till the board
> elections are done. After that the new board should be reselecting
> our new President, Treasurer and Secretary so putting a different
> treasurer into place now might be premature.
> Best regards,
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