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.

Check here for the latest WSO Treasurer and accounting reports to the WSO Board.

Treasurer's Report & Finance Committee - April 2017

Treasurer's Report

Hello Fellow ACA members,

It is my honor to serve you as Treasurer of WSO for the 2017-2018 term. Linked below are the financial statements for the month of April, 2017. The statements have been reviewed by the Finance Committee for accuracy.

The 7th Tradition Contributions are listed under that tab in the left menu. 

Please feel free to contact me at with any questions or comments.

The Profit and Loss Statement shows a Net Income of -$7,485.

The Balance Sheet shows little change.

Finance Committee Report

Committee members: Bill D. Chair, David M. Vice Chair, Jeffrey F., Charllie H., and Mary Jo L. ex-officio as Board Chair

The Finance Committee met and reviewed the April financial statements in detail. The committee also discussed Amazon online sales and were updated on the ongoing Amazon UK verification process. We hope we are in the final days of this process having responded to all of the verification team's requests.

Treasurer's Report & Finance Committee - March 2017


Click here for the Balance Sheet

Click here for the Profit and Loss Statement


Committee members: Jeffrey F., Bill D., David M.-Vice Chair, and Mary Jo L.-Chair

We focused on selling through Amazon and the financial statements.  For year-end 2016 our Accountant was instructed to change accounting methods by the Auditors, from a cash basis to an accrual basis.  We will continue to discuss the merits of each to determine which method will be used on an ongoing basis.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Jo L.

ACA WSO Treasurer

Treasurer's Report and Finance Committee - January 2017

Treasurer's Report

7th Tradition Contributions are listed under that tab in the left menu.  There will be an adjustment of $539.35 that was supposed to be attributed to Intergroup Sales on the P&L Statement.  There is an anomaly with PayPal that shows several contributions and no indication of where they came from.  We usually attribute anonymous contributions to the City and State, or City and Country of origin, or list them as completely anonymous if requested. But we have always had basic information. We will be researching this with PayPal. 

As always, if there is incorrect information in the list, please send me an email at 

The financial statements are as follows:

Balance Sheet - click here ..... No significant changes

Profit and Loss Statement - click here ..... The net income for January was $23,904.  Some adjustments will have to be made because a payment for merchandise that was done outside of the shopping cart was incorrectly attributed as a contribution.  Also, over $9,000 in charges for our 3rd party fulfillment center should have been paid in December and January but were delayed until this past week due to internal miscommunication. 

Finance Committee

Members: Jeffrey F., Charlie H., David M. and Mary Jo L.  At Mary Jo's request, Bill D. has re-joined the Committee as the incoming Treasurer.

We had 2 meetings since the last TC.  Have been working on: meal per diem policy, budget, David/Amazon accounts.  We will wait for Audit results before making changes to the Chart of Accounts. 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Jo L.

ACA WSO Treasurer

Treasurer's Report and Finance Committee - February 2017


Due to the needs of the Auditors and having to get the Tax Return done, the monthly financials for February were not available earlier.  

See Balance Sheet

See Profit and Loss Statement 

Applied for Corporate Credit Card as previously approved.


Members: Jeffrey F., David McB., Charlie H., Bill D., and Mary Jo L - Chair

Topics Discussed/Completed:

  • Selling on Amazon US:  Discussed quantities to ship and recommended prices to the Board.
  • Amazon UK:  Close to resolution to be able to sell the books that are already in their warehouse.
  • Per diem policy rough draft created
  • Suggested to the Board that a Contribution Button be added to the free literature download page.  This now includes all tri-folds in English at the bottom of the screen. 
  • Helped the Board refine a job description for the General Manager position.
  • WSO and the Finance Committee need a Cost Accountant and we are asking if there‚Äôs a volunteer from the fellowship who may be willing to help us
  • Finished the draft of the 2017 Budget and submitted to the Board for comment.

Respectfully Submitted,

Mary Jo L., ACA WSO Treasurer

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

Read more: Treasurer's Report and Finance Committee Report - December 2016