Rapport financier

Dernière mise à jour: février 2008.

Dear all,

Although a bit later than we would have originally liked, I'm pleased to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees has approved the Foundation's 2006/2007 financial statements.

The financial statements are now posted on the WMF wiki at:

http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Finance_report. Direct link: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Image:Wikimedia_2007_fs.pdf

The financial statements were approved following the Audit Committee's careful consideration and review of the auditor's report and the Foundation's own records. We bring in auditors to do an analysis of the Foundation's financial health - which includes considerable scrutiny of our expenses and revenues, as well as the Foundation's overall administration and processes.

"Why the delay?" you might ask. We had originally hoped to post the statements a few months earlier, but more time was needed at the Foundation level to review finances and work with our Florida-based auditors.

And why did we need more time? It’s fairly normal for audits to take longer to complete than was initially predicted. The Foundation’s projects (and their popularity) grew significantly over the past year, which meant that spending (number of transactions) increased. That means there was more work to be done. Also, there had been some turnover in Foundation staff (e.g., the accountant), which resulted in some loss of institutional memory that made it harder to do the audit preparation. So it isn’t really all that surprising that the audit was fairly time-consuming. It's complete, and that's what matters.

To that end, the Board would like to recognize the hard work of both the Foundation staff who spent many hours supporting the campaign, and helping to concurrently move the offices and analyze our books, Oleta McHenry and Mona Venkateswaran. I'll would like to give a special thank you note to Oleta, for the endless hours spent on the books. Mona particularly helped strengthen (she would probably say set up...) our financial procedures and controls. I'd also like to personally thank our Audit Committee for their energies and efforts. This review overall was no small task - we want to thank everyone involved in getting us through to this stage.

With this audit under out belt, we have an exciting year ahead of us, and much to look forward to. There are new projects under discussion, new research is under way (the UNU-Merit study is a fine example), new staff have joined the Foundation, there is a new headquarters in the heart of the silicon valley, and of course the ever-expanding growth of all of the Foundation's projects and their respective readership.

On behalf of the Board I'd like to thank you for your patience in waiting for these results. I think you'll agree that it was worth the time to make sure we were in good shape.

Thanks for your time,

Florence Devouard, Chair Wikimedia Foundation

Historique

En juin 2007, le conseil d'administration a adopté une charte d'audit se traduisant par la création d'un comité d'audit, une recommandation des comptes-rendus de l'audit financier de 2006. En juillet 2007, Sue Gardner a rejoint ce comité sur invitation de Florence Devouard, présidente du conseil d'administration. Sue Gardner était alors consultante et conseiller spéciale auprès du conseil d'administration (en savoir plus).

L'année fiscale de la Wikimedia Foundation s'achève le 30 juin, date à laquelle débutent les audits annuels. L'année précédente (2006), la Wikimedia Foundation a fait appel aux services du cabinet Gregory, Sharer & Stuart pour conduire l'audit financier pour les années fiscales 2004, 2005 et 2006 (termes aux 30 juin de chaque année civile). À partir de 2007, le comité d'audit a engagé le même cabinet pour l'audit annuel. En plus du travail de planification de l'audit, la Wikimedia Foundation a également engagé un comptable et ancien auditeur, Mona Venkateswaran, pour faciliter le travail d'audit et la réalisation des recommandations du précédent audit financier. Le comité d'audit est également chargé de mettre à jour les résultats d'audit et de présenter son rapport au conseil d'administration. Le travail préparatoire s'est achevé fin septembre 2007.

Rapports financiers

2004-2005 et 2006

Vous pouvez consulter les rapports financiers audités par un cabinet indépendant de la Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (Gregory Sharer & Stuart) pour les années fiscales 2004, 2005 et 2006 (terme au 30 juin de l'année civile):

2007

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