Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer is responsible to the WSO for monitoring and reporting all the WSO income and expenses.  This includes liaison as needed with the WSO office staff and supporting accounting firm.

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Treasurer's Report and Finance Committee Report - December 2016

Treasurer's Report

December was a good month for sales, although it's traditionally a little slower than other months because of the holidays.  The P&L Statement shows that there was a net profit of $4,288.  There was also an increase in 7th Tradition Contributions as WSO received additional individual contributions before the year end.  Contributions are listed separately in the left menu.  The Balance Sheet is available here

Finance Committee

Committee members: Jeffrey F. - Prague, David M. - Florida, Charlie H. - Virginia, and Mary Jo L., Treasurer - Illinois

The Committee spent considerable time analyzing costs and overhead for the Chips and Medallions. Because these products are not currently profitable, we prepared two motions to raise prices.  We also prepared motions to implement a previous motion that was passed regarding pulling the least selling tri-folds from the shopping cart that are to be made available through download from the website and also in the tri-fold assortment.  All remaining tri-folds will now be packaged in multiples of 20 with a price increase. 

Additionally, we prepared a motion to present chips and medallions to attendees at a ceremony at the ABC/AWC in April. We also prepared a motion to implement a per diem reimbursement for meals that will save a great deal of time and effort for Board members and our Accountant. 

We are also working on the 2017 budget along with changing the Chart of Accounts to more accurately reflect additional channels of distribution and other structural financial changes.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Jo L., ACA WSO Treasurer

Treasurer's Report and Finance Committee Report - November 2016

Treasurer's Report

There was a net profit for November of $8,237 as shown on the bottom line of the Profit & Loss Statement.  Sales of literature increased because our distribution channels were fully stocked, except for the hard cover Meditation Book, which is projected to be available again at the end of December.  A list of the 7th Tradition contributions, totalling  $5,191, are shown in a separate tab in the Repository.  Additional expenses for the month included the Board's Strategic Planning Session.  An extensive plan was created that will be presented to the fellowship. 

The Balance Sheet shows an increase based on the net profit. 

Finance Committee

Committee members Jeffrey F., Melani M., and I welcomed two new members since the last Board teleconference meeting - Charlie H., our newest Board member, and David McB., a long-time member of the fellowship from Florida. 

We worked extensively on analyzing costs of the chips and medallions and have presented a motion to the Board to increase prices.  We determined that in the normal course of business of selling these products, the profit that has been realized is not large and in most cases barely been enough to support the overhead.  With the movement to outside fulfillment, there are losses almost across the board on these products.  We are also going to make a motion to suggest alternative ways of distributing these items to bring down the costs and offer discounts for purchases of multiple items. 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Jo L.

ACA WSO Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair

Treasurer's Report and Finance Committee - September 2016

TREASURER'S REPORT

The monthly financials for September 2016 are as follows:

  • Balance Sheet (click here) - remains largely unchanged. WSO total assets are $648,753, which include cash assets, inventory on hand and down payments to vendors, etc., and intangible assets such as the website. 
  • Profit and Loss Statement (click here)- there was a net income of $13,152, which is average for this year thusfar. The Distribution Center is out of some inventory again, which will be discussed in the Office Report. 
  • A specific breakdown of 7th Tradition Contributions under that tab in the Repository menu. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT

Members:  Jeffrey F., Melani M., Mary Jo L.

The WSO is in need of volunteers for the Finance committee who have a background in Accounting.  Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are able to provide service to the fellowship in this way.

The committee met twice within the past month and discussed the following:

  • The financial backup for recommending that all tri-folds be free downloads. 
  • The change in pricing for all 'for sale' tri-folds because of increased costs.  
  • Proposal for European Committee funding.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Jo L., ACA WSO Board Member and Treasurer

Treasurer's Report and Finance Committee Report - October 2016

The final financial documents for the month fo October were delayed because of the Board Strategic Planning meeting and all efforts surrounding it.  They are posted below. 

There was a net loss on the P&L because of the transition of some of the WSO fulfillment operation to another facility in Illinois.  Some of the materials were not available for several weeks. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or you can ask questions at the end of the next Board teleconference.

Click here for the October 2016 Balance Sheet

Click here for the October 2016 Profit and Loss Statement

 

There is no Finance Committee report for this month.

If you or anyone you know is interested in being on the Finance Committee, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Jo L.

ACA WSO Treasurer

Treasurer's Report and Finance Committee Report - August 2016

TREASURER'S REPORT

The monthly financials for August 2016 are as follows:

  • Balance Sheet (click here) - remains largely unchanged. WSO total assets are $634,677, which include cash assets, inventory on hand and down payments to vendors, furniture and equipment, and intangible assets such as the website. 
  • Profit and Loss Statement (click here)- there was a net income of $32,781, which was due to a number of factors, including a "catch up" in sales because the Distribution Center was out of some inventory in July.  A specific breakdown of 7th Tradition Contributions is included in the tab below the Treasurer's Report in the left margin of this Repository. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT

Members:  Jeffrey F., Melani M., Mary Jo L.

Bill D. has left the committee and we wish to thank him very much for his excellent input during his tenure with us.  

The committee met two times within the past month and discussed the following:

  • Consideration of changing pricing on the tri-folds because of increased distribution costs.   
  • Pricing of individual items that will be sold on Amazon UK
  • Establishment of an Audit Committee, which was approved by the Board in June.  This will not be a full audit of the organization but rather a preliminary audit to ensure that we have appropriate systems in place. 

Volunteers for this comittee are always welcome.  Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Jo L., ACA WSO Board Member and Treasurer