WMF Audit Committee update – Call for Volunteers
Élan Vital 2015-12-22
The Wikimedia Foundation has an Audit Committee that represents its Board in overseeing financial and accounting matters. This includes reviewing the foundation’s financials, its annual tax return, and an independent audit by KPMG. For details, and the current committee members, see the WMF’s Audit Committee page and the Audit Committee charter.
I currently serve as the Audit Committee chair. We are forming the committee for 2015-16, and are looking for volunteers from the community.
Members serve on the Committee for one year, from July through July. The Foundation files its annual tax return in the U.S. in April, and publishes its annual plan in June. Committee members include trustees from the Foundation’s board and contributors from across the Wikimedia movement.
Time commitment for the committee is modest: reviews are carried out via three or four conference calls over the course of the year. The primary requirement is financial literacy: some experience with finance, accounting or auditing.
If you are interested in joining the Committee for the coming year, please email me at sj at wikimedia.org with your CV, and your thoughts on how you could contribute. Thank you!