Defining “Those In Charge”

The new auditing standards require certain communications to “those charged with governance”. These individuals are responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the church or ministry. These same individuals have accountability for and to the entity, including the financial reporting process.

Those charged with governance may include a board of directors, a supervisory board, or trustees. Subgroups (such as an audit committee) may be charged with specific tasks to assist a governing body in meeting its responsibilities.

Has the tone been appropriately defined and refined by those charged with governance? See our tone at the top post.