The Wikimedia Foundation has an Audit Committee that supports the Board in
overseeing financial, accounting, and risk reviews. This includes
reviewing the WMF's annual financials and tax return, its annual
independent audit, and its risks analysis.
We are forming the committee for 2015-16, and looking for volunteers from
the community. Members serve on the committee for one year, from July
through July. An audit of the past year's financials is carried out
August-September, the WMF files its U.S. tax return in April, and publishes
its annual plan in June.
Time commitment is roughly 20 hours over the course of the year. Reviews
are done through 3-4 conference calls. The primary requirement is
financial literacy: experience with finance, accounting or auditing.
If you are interested in joining the committee for the coming year, email
me at *sj* at *wikimedia.org <http://wikimedia.org>* with 'Audit Committee'
in the subject, your CV, and thoughts on how you could contribute.
@metasj +1 617 529 4266