My job is to work with numbers and details and improve fiscal processes to adhere to audit recommendations. I have worked at Eastern since 1993 in the Office of Fiscal Affairs performing budgeting and accounting tasks. This summer, the Trustees from Western, Southern, and Central and I were asked to perform an audit of the Local’s financial records. The audit involved verifying that all revenue and expense transactions were properly recorded with back up documentation and appropriate signatures for all accounts held by the Local.
Working in Fiscal Affairs, I have worked with state auditors, internal auditors, and independent auditors. I am very familiar with what auditors require and I have assisted departments in modifying their procedures to make sure they were in compliance with audit recommendations, generally accepted accounting principles, and the Office of the State Comptroller. As Eastern’s Chapter Trustee, I will use the experience I have accumulated over the years to make sure the finances of the chapter and local are in compliance according to AFSCME’s Trustees Audit Guide.
With turbulent financial times and contract negotiations ahead of us it is more important than ever to have an executive board and membership that is energized and working together toward common goals through monthly meetings, regular e-mails, social events, and direct contact with members both new and old. By creating and maintaining a high level of visibility we will:
Sustain positions, salaries, and benefits
Unify the membership
Openly communicate with the membership
Address issues proactively and promptly
Facilitate training and action group