The Accounting Team is responsible for a mix of accounting, fundraising, 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 work outside of grants. This process also helps review the paid work of the different core teams, adjust their mission, check the availability and expectations 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.
  • Fundraising:

    • Be the point of contact with funders and sponsors. The Fundraising Team builds the funding proposals and budgets but the Accounting Team is the public point of contact for everything related to money.
  • 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.