[Noisebridge-discuss] Pat Smith, accountant, to come 28-Oct

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Wed Oct 15 19:19:52 UTC 2014


I think there must have been some miscommunication here.  The notes say
"There's no more checks, and we don't know the bank website password, and
nobody knows where the bank ATM card is."

Naomi has our current checks, all of the login details for our bank
accounts, and we passed all the info that is needed for the taxes to be
finished to our current accountant several weeks ago.  It's not that we
don't know who has the ATM cards -- we don't have any bank cards because
the last batch expired. We could re-order some more, but there's not much
point them going to me or other people on the account while whoever is the
next treasurer is in flux.

You should probably talk to Naomi when she gets back from her vacation
about the rest of the details. We spent several hours working out the best
transition procedure, and the info that the new treasurer would need, and
that would be substantially different were we to bring in an external
bookkeeper who was familiar with accounting software but not Noisebridge.


On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 1:32 PM, Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> tl;dr:
> Pat Smith is a non-profit accountant, and friend of Mitch.  She is coming
> to our Tuesday meeting 28-Oct.  We can talk to her and consider if we would
> like to pay her to be Treasurer of Noisebridge for awhile.
> Long version:
> At last night's member meeting I brought up the possibility, considering
> how far behind we are on accounting, and considering that no one has
> stepped up enthusiastically to become Treasurer of Noisebridge -- to
> consider paying someone to head our Treasurer duties.  I brought up my
> friend Pat Smith as a possibility.  With the exception of helping me set up
> my books for Cornfield Electronics , she has worked only with non-profit
> orgs.  She is well versed in consensus orgs, and loves them.  She has been
> to Noisebridge, and likes us, and would like to help us.
> I was asked to invite her to the next Tuesday meeting.  I  just spoke with
> her.
> Pat has been mostly retired for awhile, and has a degenerative eye
> problem, so, if we would like her to help, she can only do so for
> awhile.  She can help us, though get our books in order, including our
> Membership roll, and help coordinate us to implement software that will
> automate the Treasurer's job as much as possible.
> After all this is set up, the Treaurer's job should be much more
> automated, and take way less time.  And it should be easier to fill the
> roll with an enthusiastic person in the Noisebridge community.
> Pat will be out of town next Tuesday, but will be coming to the following
> Tuesday Member Meeting, 28-Oct.
> Best,
> Mitch.
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