by Steve Saddlemire, Chair, Finance Committee
One of the Finance Committee’s primary initiatives from last fiscal year (2021/22) was to formalize several of the processes we follow when conducting business for the church. This included developing policies and procedures for:
• the Endowment Committee
• addressing budget overruns
• determining available cash in the operating reserve
• operating the Raise Right and Amazon Smile programs
• a facility reserve fund.
In addition, we developed a Finance Task Responsibility List and responded to the 2021 Financial Audit Report.
Through the hard work of your Finance Committee members, all these tasks have been completed and the representative documents uploaded to the newly created UUCWC Finance Google Drive. These tasks were issues the Finance Committee struggled with and now we have clear instructions on how to address them. If anyone is interested in reviewing the documents we developed, reach out to Steve Saddlemire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the past year, several Finance Committee members have moved on to other volunteer opportunities within the church. This has created several openings which need to be filled by members who are interested in not only understanding how the church operates financially but in becoming part of that process. No financial background is necessary and your fellow committee members are a bunch of fun people to work with!! Contact Steve if you’re interested. The Finance Chairperson position is also opening up for next fiscal year- enter that contest early and often!!