The truth about KPFA’s financial records, from the station’s treasurer

KPFA-radio-dialThis is a statement released on 4/2/14 by KPFA’s elected Local Station Board treasurer, Barbara Whipperman.

“The business manager at KPFA is working on a complicated reconciliation of the KPFA financial records. The complications center around the records of income from credit card donations, many thousands of records. There are statements from credit card processing companies involved, as well as the monthly bank statements.

“The temporary controller from the national office wanted to take all records out of the KPFA office, saying she would complete the reconciliation in the national office. Neither the business manager nor I (KPFA LSB treasurer) agreed to this. In other words, we refused to turn over this function to the national office.

“There has been no refusal to prepare for the necessary audit, the preparations are under way. As treasurer, with many years experience in this kind of work, I have been assisting the business manager where possible. Any claim that all the other stations are completely ready for the auditors is completely false, and those in the national office who are
saying so, know that it is not true.

“I have personally examined the records in the KPFA business office. All records are complete and in order, in preparation for and up to the reconciliation to the bank statements, which, as I have said is well under way.”

Barbara Whipperman
KPFA LSB listener representative and Treasurer

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