The Accounting Team is responsible for a mix of accounting, and management tasks:

  • Accounting:

    • Keeping an accounting of the money held by our fiscal sponsors.
    • Tell workers when they can get paid for their work.
    • Process reimbursements of contributors' expenses.
    • Interface with our fiscal sponsors.
  • Budgeting:

    • Build financial reports for both internal and public use.
    • Propose a budget each year to plan our expenses. This process also helps review the work of the different teams, adjust their mission, check the availability, needs, and desires of workers, etc.
    • Help tails@boum.org take decisions on how to spend our money. The Accounting Team is not the entity that decides how our money is spent and this is the responsability of a larger set of contributors, usually tails@boum.org, sometimes tails-summit@boum.org.
  • Management:

    • Help teams recruit and onboard new members, especially regarding the organizational and financial aspects.
    • Build documentation to make this recruiting and onboarding easier.
    • Move forward project-wide discussions dealing with money and paid work like reimbursement, sponsorship, and compensation policies, etc.
    • Help teams resolve internal conflicts or project management issues that they cannot solve by themselves.
    • Identify overloaded teams and contributors and help solve problems regarding workload and calendar.