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  • Each Parent Organization is required to have an organizational committee conduct an annual review of the organization's Financial Report and the related financial activity for the school year. The review committee may be two types: internal or external. An internal review committee includes officers and club members; however, the committee should have at least one non-officer member review the information. A CPA or other outside party may perform an external review at the Club's expense. The organizational review committee, whether internal or external, must prepare a written Review Report that communicates the results of the review to the organization.

    IMPORTANT

    • The Treasurer(s) [and Assistant Treasurer(s), if applicable] should not be on the Review Committee. Since they are reviewees, they can not also be the reviewers. However, they may meet with the committee or external reviewer to explain their records or answer questions.
    • The Sponsor, Sponsor's spouse, or Officer's spouse can not be the designated "non-officer" member of the Review Committee. They may be part of the Review Committee; however, they would not be considered non-officers for the purpose of the review.

    The Parent Organization Review Report examples include:

    • Review was performed with no exceptions noted; therefore, the Financial Report appears proper and correct.
    • Review was performed with immaterial exception(s) being noted. The Financial Report was either corrected or exceptions did not have a material effect. Except for these minor exceptions, the Financial Report appears proper and correct.
    • Review was performed with material exception(s) being noted. Because of the material exception(s), the Financial Report is not proper and correct.

      In some instances, due to material exception(s), the committee may not be able to determine whether the Financial Report is proper and correct. When this situation occurs, the committee may state that the status of the Financial Report could not be determined because of material exception(s).

    The Review Report along with the Financial Report should be submitted to the Sponsor, the School Principal, and the Internal Audit Department by September 15th of each year.

    Suggested Review Committee Guidelines

    The following suggested guidelines are designed to assist the Parent Organization Review Committee in conducting a thorough review of the Parent Organization's Financial Report and the financial activity for the applicable school year.

    • Have the Treasurer prepare the written report of revenues and expenditures (Financial Report) for your Parent Organization. The report should include information for the twelve months after the ending date of the previous year's Financial Report.
    • The review must cover the period beginning with the reconciled cash balance from the previous written Financial Report and ending with the reconciled cash balance from the last day of the time period reported by the Parent Organization. If the Club is using an accrual basis financial report, then the beginning retained earnings should equal the prior year's ending retained earnings balance plus/(minus) net income/(loss) for the current year.
    • Foot all column totals of the Financial Report for accuracy.
    • Review the reconciled bank statements and canceled checks to determine that:
      1. Disbursements have been properly documented with an invoice or receipt,
      2. Disbursements have been properly approved,
      3. Checks have been properly signed by two authorized signatories,
      4. Checks have been deposited or cashed by the payee indicated and that no information on the face of the check has been altered, and
      5. Checks have been accounted for in the proper sequence (no missing checks).
    • Check addition and subtraction on cash receipts and deposits.
    • Compare cash receipts and deposits to the bank statement.
    • Verify that receipts and disbursements were recorded to the correct account category.
    • Review the Treasurer's monthly reports and check them for accuracy. Review the beginning and ending balances on reports to verify that correct ending balances were carried forward as beginning balances on subsequent reports.
    • Determine that only applicable Parent Organization officers are authorized signers on the bank account(s). Former officers should not remain on the account(s) as authorized signers. In addition, a District employee can not be the Treasurer or an authorized signer on the Parent Organization's bank account(s). A District substitute or temporary worker may be a Treasurer or an authorized signer on the Parent Organization's bank account(s) with proper written approval. (See Authorization for Signer on PTO & Parent Organization Bank Accounts in the Appendix.)
    • Determine that the coaches and directors of UIL academics, athletics, and fine arts were not given more than $500 in money, product(s), or service(s) in recognition for coaching, directing, or sponsoring UIL activities during a calendar year.
    • Obtain proof that all applicable sales tax reports were submitted to the Texas Comptroller's Office and that the related taxes were paid.
    • Determine which two fund-raisers were chosen to be the "one-day, tax-free" sales/auctions, if applicable. Only Parent Organizations that have received an exemption from the Texas Comptroller's Office are allowed two (2) "one-day, tax-free" sales/auctions per calendar year.
    • Review the tax-exempt status of the Parent Organization to determine that the Club has received and maintained its federal tax-exempt status as a public 501(c)(3) charitable organization or other tax-exempt status by contacting the IRS.
    • Determine that:
      1. Form 990 has been filed properly with the IRS for the prior school year if the Club had $200,000 or more in gross revenues, or
      2. Form 990-EZ has been filed properly with the IRS for the prior school year if the Parent Organization had more than $50,000 but less than $200,000 in gross revenues, or
      3. Form 990-N (e-Postcard) has been filed properly with the IRS for the prior school year if the Club had $50,000 or less in gross revenues.
    • Determine that the Parent Organization has not used individual accounts, which credit funds raised to individual students or parents.
    • Verify that Copy B and Copy 2 of 1099s were issued to recipients by January 31st. The due date is extended to February 15th if you are reporting payments in boxes 8 or 14. In general, you have to issue a 1099-MISC (Miscellaneous Income) for each person to whom you have paid at least $600 in rents, services, prizes & awards, attorney fees, and other similar situations within a calendar year.
    • File Copy A of the 1099-MISC form with the IRS by February 28th. If you file electronically, the due date is April 1st.
    • Verify that Form 1096 was filed by February 28th if paper Forms 1099s were issued or that Form 1096 was electronically filed by April 1st if Forms 1099s were electronically filed. For more information, please refer to the following link from the IRS website- http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1099gi.pdf.

    Example: High-Kick Drill Team Parent Organization hires a consultant during the Spring of the 2019-20 school year for a $300 fee. The consultant is hired again in the Fall of 2020-21 school year for a $300 fee. The Parent Organization should issue a 1099-MISC form to this person since the total paid within the 2020 calendar year is $600.

    After the review is complete, prepare the applicable Review Report (only one report type may be used per review:

    • If exceptions are noted during the review, consult with the organization's Treasurer and President (if necessary) to resolve the exception(s). The Treasurer is responsible for making any corrections to the records, checkbook, and Financial Report.
    • If material exceptions have been noted, prepare recommendations to prevent the future occurrence of these exceptions.
    • The organization's Treasurer and President are responsible for acting upon the recommendations made by the Parent Organization Review Committee.
    • The Review Report includes reviewer's name, title, and signature and the period stated in the report, agrees with the period covered in the Financial Report.
    • Retain the original Financial Report and the original Review Report on file with the Treasurer of the Parent Organization.
    • Submit a copy of your Financial Report along with the Review Report to the Sponsor, the School Principal, and the Department of Internal Audit.

    The Financial Report and the Review Report must be presented at the Parent Organization's meeting that includes its general membership by October 31st of each year.


Last Modified on March 3, 2021