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Financial Review 2020 Internal Controls

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Ferris Nontenure-Track Faculty Organization Financial Review Internal Controls

Fiscal Year 2018 (ends 12/31)

Members of the financial review committee present were:

Mary Bacon

Brian Milligan-Chair

Cynthia Milligan

The audit for the 2018 fiscal year (ends 12/31) were completed on February 9, 2020, in the Fairlane Center North Building, Dearborn, Michigan, from 10:00 am- 11:40pm.

The following procedures were performed as follows:

  • Review of canceled checks and bank statements. There were no irregularities found. All checks are accounted for.
  1. Alt checks have two signatures. All paperwork is kept with the treasurer.
  • Check endorsements match the person to whom they are written.

             Voided checks accounted for.

  • No blank checks with signatures, no checks made payable to “Cash”.
  • Financial reports are regularly presented to the executive board.
  • The last budget was the first quarter of 2016.

             No expenditures outside of the budget.

  1. Insurance policies are up to date.
  • We do not have a written accounting manual or procedure.
  • Reviewed cash receipts and deposits and all match.
  • Employer dues calculations are accurate.

             Per capita calculations were verified.

  • Review of cash disbursements. All expenditures are accurate and recorded.
  • Checkbook is balanced and reconciled each month.
  • We have no other accounts.
  • We do not have an investment policy but are exploring our investment options for future investing.

No discrepancies were found.

Concluding comments:

The committee reviewed all documents and found no discrepancies.

Based on this financial review, the Financial Committee makes the following recommendations:

  1. The treasurer needs to create an updated budget.
  2. The treasurer needs to create written accounting procedures.
  3. The executive board needs to examine investment options.
  4. We need the check copies from Jan. 2019-Aug. 2019.
  5. Need one receipt for number 1252.


Brian Milligan, Chair

Mary Bacon

Ratified Contract Extension

A contract extension was ratified, which eliminated the need to bargain for a new contract. The extension is for four years. In the fifth year, the parties will meet to discuss a fifth-year extension, and the proposed pay increases for the fifth year have already been determined as well. February 2020.

The proposed contract extension can be viewed here:

It was approved by the board with only one change – that the professional development funding will be $15,000 per year, which is higher than the $10,000 per year that is in this proposal.

Absent an agreement to extend for the fifth year, this contract extension expires at midnight, June 30, 2024.