[Owasp-board] Treasurer / shadow treasurer for 2018

Owen Pendlebury owen.pendlebury at owasp.org
Thu Nov 23 19:56:01 UTC 2017

Hi Andrew,

I'd have very limited experience in this side of things but happy to help/
shadow to learn.

Given the audit in the second year, sounds like it would be a good idea to
put some time in next year to prepare for it

Owen Pendlebury @pendo19
OWASP Ireland-Dublin https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Ireland-Dublin
OWASP AppSec EU Committee/ Training Committee Chair https://2017.appsec.eu
OWASP Women in AppSec (WiA) Committee

On 22 November 2017 at 21:02, Sherif Mansour <sherif.mansour at owasp.org>

> Thank Andrew,
> Happy to discuss further with you and the other board members. As
> discussed before I would like to learn more about what your experience was
> like, what it entails. I do have some finance experience and I am
> interested in expanding that.
> Kind regards,
> Sherif Mansour
> On Wed, 22 Nov 2017 at 8:52 pm, Andrew van der Stock <vanderaj at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> The treasurer position is critically important to the function of OWASP.
>> As next year is my last year on the Board, one of the new Board members
>> either needs to become the treasurer and I will help you, or one of you can
>> become the shadow treasurer for 2018. It's not an official role, but I wish
>> I'd had that experience before becoming treasurer.
>> The treasurer role requires around 5-20 hours per month, 5 hours or so
>> most months, but a lot more like around now during budget time. You need to
>> work closely with the Board to help fund strategic initiatives, set
>> budgets, help create or review monthly Board finance reports, and work out
>> what we can afford; work with our community to help fund projects,
>> chapters, and local and regional events; the ED and staff to fund BAU
>> activities, global events, and internal projects; work with Tom Pappas and
>> the finance team at Virtual to approve large payments and payroll; and to
>> sign our tax papers and approve the external audit, which is next due in
>> 2020 covering the 2019 FY, which means OWASP will be audited in your first
>> full year as treasurer, which might feel a bit daunting. You will need to
>> become a co-signatory on our bank accounts and gain read only access to the
>> books.
>> You don't need to decide this today, and so you have time to discuss this
>> among yourselves as well as reach out to Matt Konda, myself or Martin to
>> discuss the role in more detail. Obviously, I don't want to presuppose if
>> the 2018 Board re-elects me to the role, and therefore someone shadows me,
>> or if one of the new 2018 Board decides to be treasurer and I shadow you
>> until you've got it. I'm happy to work in either way as it's up to the 2018
>> Board to decide who has the role when we vote on roles soon.
>> Learning how to run a small to medium business, accrual based accounting,
>> running international accounts and transactions, and being responsible for
>> the checks and balances, and reporting to the Board has been ultra helpful
>> to me personally as a technical person, rounding out my business skills. It
>> is a fair amount of work, but you'll gain experience too.
>> Please have a think about it if you want to become Treasurer in 2019,
>> because one of you has to do so, and it would be best to learn during 2018
>> so there's a clean transition once my term finishes next year.
>> thanks,
>> Andrew
> --
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