The thought of an audit puts the fear of God in many individuals and organizations, but most reputable nonprofits of any size will regularly request an audit, including United Way of Southeast Missouri. Having an objective, professional auditor review our cash flow and financial statements is just one of the many ways we work to demonstrate to donors they are investing in a reputable, trustworthy organization.

To add even more financial transparency and security of donor dollars we also:

·   Process every check request and payable/receivable through two internal staff members
·   Have a professional accounting firm manage our books (different from the auditor)
·   Ask a committee of community volunteers with accounting experience to review our
quarterly income statements
·   Post our 990 on our website
·   Share our financial statements with anyone who wants to come view them.