Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » 2013-02-02 - Engagement of Independent Auditor

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2013-02-02 - Engagement of Independent Auditor

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Independent Auditor

Board authorizes engagement of independent auditor.

Administration and Budget
Meeting Date: 
Sat, 2 Feb 2013
Resolution Number: 
Implementation Actions: 
  • Engage auditor
    • Responsible entity: CEO
    • Due date: None provided
    • Completion date: February 2013
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, Article XVI of the ICANN Bylaws (http://www.icann.org/general/bylaws.htm) requires that after the end of the fiscal year, the books of ICANN must be audited by certified public accountants, which shall be appointed by the Board.

Whereas, the Board Audit Committee has discussed the engagement of the independent auditor for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2013, and has recommended that the Board engage Moss Adams LLP.

Whereas, the Board Audit Committee has recommended that the Board direct the President and CEO or his designees to negotiate and execute a professional services agreement with Moss Adams.

Resolved (2013.02.02.05), the Board authorizes the President and CEO to engage Moss Adams LLP as the auditors for the financial statements for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2013.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The engagement of an independent auditor is in fulfillment of ICANN's obligations to undertake an audit of ICANN's financial books. This furthers ICANN's accountability to its Bylaws and processes, and the results of the independent auditors work will be publicly available. There is a fiscal impact to the engagement that has already been budgeted. There is no impact on the security or the stability of the DNS as a result of this appointment.
This is an Organizational Administrative Function not requiring public comment.

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