Report of the Audit Committee to the Synod Assembly 2021
The report of the independent auditor, Hollifield & Associates, CPAs, was delivered to the Audit Committee on 6 August 2021. It was subsequently reviewed by the Audit Committee which in turn delivered the report of the independent auditor to the Synod Council with recommendation to accept the report, there being no material deficiencies discovered. The Synod Council, at its 15 September 2021 meeting, accepted the report of the audit committee by action (SA21.9.11).
An explanation is helpful to understand why this audit is from several years back. When our auditor was performing this FY 2015 audit, he got sick and was out of commission for more than 6 months. When he got back to work, he delayed as he was not fully recovered from his medical issue. Then we lost contact with him. He essentially abandoned us and would not return and emails or phone calls. After another year we attempted to work with another auditor, but that auditor indicated that, as we had a contract with this previous auditor, we needed to get out of that legal contract. We were finally able to determine this auditor lost his license, thus allowing us to go ahead. Our new auditor indicated audits of previous years needed to be done. We are now in the process of catching up, completing audits as quickly as possible.
Audit for fiscal year ending 31 January 2016
The independent auditor’s report may be reviewed by downloading the PDF here.