Audit Committee

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The Audit Committee of the Wikimedia Foundation represents the Board of Trustees in its oversight of financial and accounting issues, providing advice and counsel based on the experience of Committee members in business, financial and accounting matters. It also serves as Board-level oversight of the relationship with the independent auditor (currently KPMG). Audit Committee members serve one-year terms, typically beginning in June or July of each year. The Audit Committee is typically chaired by the Trustee who is serving as Board Treasurer and may include representatives from the community, advisory board, or other outside advisers.

The Audit Committee can be contacted at audit-l@lists.wikimedia.org.

The 2011–2012 Audit Committee consists of:

  • Stu West: Committee Chair (Trustee, Board Treasurer)
  • Matt Bisanz: Matt was founding treasurer of the Wikimedia New York chapter and is an administrator and bureaucrat on the English Wikipedia and an administrator on Wikimedia Commons (User:MBisanz). His past experience includes exempt organization tax compliance with a Big Four accounting firm and federal grants reporting compliance in an educational setting. He holds an MBA in accounting from Hofstra University and a graduate certificate in strategy and leadership from NYU.
  • Ad Huikeshoven: Ad Huikeshoven lives in the Hague, the Netherlands. He is an economist and a professional auditor, a long time trusted editor (User:Dedalus since 2005) and the longest serving member on the Audit Committee (since 2007).
  • Renata Stasaityte: Renata has been working as a tax accountant at a mid-size accounting firm in New York City since 2006. She has BBA in Accounting and MS in Taxation. She is an editor (since 2005) and an administrator (since 2006) on English Wikipedia (User:Renata3).
  • Michael Snow: Michael served as Chair of the Foundation from 2008 to 2010 and has served on the Audit Committee since 2008. He has been an editor since 2003 and created the Wikipedia Signpost. He is an attorney and lives in the Seattle area.
  • Ting Chen: Foundation Chair, ex officio, as an observer
  • Sue Gardner: Foundation Executive Director, ex officio, as an observer

See also

Previous audit committees

2010–2011 fiscal year

  • Stu West, Committee Chair (Trustee, Board Treasurer)
  • Matt Bisanz
  • Ad Huikeshoven
  • Michael Snow
  • Renata Stasaityte
  • Ting Chen (Foundation Chair, ex officio), as an observer
  • Sue Gardner (Foundation Executive Director, ex officio), as an observer

2009–2010 fiscal year

  • Stu West, Committee Chair (Trustee, Board Treasurer)
  • Matt Bisanz
  • Sandy Gallanter
  • Ad Huikeshoven
  • Renata Stasaityte
  • Anders Wennersten
  • Michael Snow (Foundation Chair, ex officio), as an observer
  • Sue Gardner (Foundation Executive Director, ex officio), as an observer

2008–2009 fiscal year

  • Stu West, Committee Chair (Trustee, Board Treasurer)
  • Ad Huikeshoven
  • Michael Snow (Trustee)
  • Sue Gardner (Foundation Executive Director, ex officio), as an observer

2006–2007, 2007–2008 fiscal years

  • Florence Devouard (Chair of the Board, ex officio)
  • Oscar van Dillen
  • Ad Huikeshoven
  • Sue Gardner (Foundation Executive Director, ex officio)
  • Frieda Brioschi (Trustee)

Previous years

  • Florence Devouard (Chair of the Board, ex officio)
  • Oscar van Dillen (Trustee)
  • Brad Patrick (Executive Director)
  • Michael Davis (Trustee, Treasurer)