2021: Financial Review
The balance sheet, income statements and auditor’s report presented in this Financial Review are a summary of the 2021 Financial Report, which has been approved in its detailed form by the DAISY Consortium Board of Directors at its May 2022 meeting.
The Consortium finished the year with a deficit of 87 thousand dollars, which is just over 7% of revenue and broadly in line with expectations. The decision was taken to continue to deliver planned activity and fund the deficit from strategic reserves in order to achieve our objectives.
Our major source of income remains full member fees; however, a significant proportion comes from funded projects and, as with the previous year, 2021 has also been challenging. The continued uncertainties brought about by the pandemic significantly impacted funding opportunities. Whilst this is starting to abate, any financial awards will not materialise until 2022.
I am pleased to report that DAISY continues to be in a good financial position to handle challenges 2022 may bring and has maintained its capital reserve at the target level. I have no doubt the Consortium will continue to deliver its Strategic Plan whilst managing resources effectively and seeking opportunities to diversify income sources.
Independent Auditor’s Report
Report of the statutory auditors to the General Meeting of the DAISY Consortium
As statutory auditors, we have audited the accounting records and the financial statements (balance sheet and income statement) of the DAISY Consortium for the year ended December 31st, 2021.
These financial statements are the responsibility of the board of management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We confirm that we meet the legal requirements concerning professional qualification and independence.
Our audit was conducted in accordance with auditing standards promulgated by the Swiss profession, which require that an audit be planned and performed to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement. We have examined on a test basis evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. We have also assessed the accounting principles used, significant estimates made and the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the accounting records and financial statements comply with Swiss law and the company’s articles of association.
We recommend that the financial statements submitted to you be approved.
Zurich, April 8, 2022
BETSCHON TREUHAND AG
Auditor in Charge
BALANCE SHEET AS AT 31st DECEMBER 2021
OPERATING INCOME AND EXPENSE 2021 – SUMMARY
|Total membership Fees||629||599|
|Technical training and support||21||9|
|Communication, marketing, fundraising||30||24|
|Organization structure and administration||0||1|
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