The Board is fully aware that a modern NGO has to follow the rules of the game as specified by several authorities on various topics such as accounting standards (Directive 660 of the Dutch Accounting Standards Board), fundraising and governance. Standards issued by the Central Bureau for Fundraising (CBF) and the Dutch Fundraising Institutions Association (VFI) are of particular importance. We subscribe to these rules and strive to be a role model in how a reliable NGO should function in today’s society. War Child’s Board of Trustees supports the guidelines described in the Code Wijffels, and emphasises the importance of clarity and transparency in management, supervision, and accountability.
The organisation’s functioning, internal administration and accounts are audited annually by PwC Accountants. PwC Accountants has been War Child’s accountant for the past eleven years, albeit by different partners. PwC performs no other non-auditing tasks for War Child. The findings of the annual audit are discussed in the audit committee of the Board of Trustees, together with the head of finance and the executive director. With the Annual Account for 2012 War Child received a qualified audit opinion of PwC. This declaration is included in the Annual Account of War Child.
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