2015 APNA Treasurer's Report
I am pleased to provide the APNA Treasurer’s Report for the most recent fiscal year, 2014. The audited financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2014 can be found in the Appendix. These reports are consolidated to show the complete APNA financial position to include the American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation. During the year APNA and the Foundation’s funds are accounted for separately. The former are under the supervision of the APNA Board of Directors and the latter are under the supervision of the Foundation Board of Trustees. The results show a total positive return from operations of $220,297. Of this amount, $(56,852) is attributed to APNA and $277,149 is attributed to Foundation. APNA made a pledge to donate $250,000 over the next 5 years to support the goals and objectives of the Foundation. The donation will be made in installments of $50,000 per year over the next 5 years. In compliance with General Accepted Accounting Principles the full amount of the pledge must be accounted for in the year it was made. Therefore APNA must show an expense of $250,000 in 2014 and the Foundation a revenue of $250,000 in 2014.
In an effort to oversee the integrity of its financial statements and maintain a system of internal control, APNA established an Audit Committee including Jeanne Clement, Elizabeth Poster, Larry Plant, Ben Evans and Avni Cirpili. The committee’s responsibilities include reviewing the results of the audited financial statements with the independent auditing firm annually. Last year’s audit resulted in a “clean” opinion with no material misstatements.
In addition to the statements discussed above, we have prepared the following charts reflecting the revenues and expenses and the net operating results from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2014.
The Board of Directors functions as the investment committee for APNA funds. It utilizes the services of an investment manager who invests the funds in accordance with the APNA investment policy. The investment policy calls for a diversification of funds with moneys invested in cash, equities, bonds and precious metals. The following charts show the results of APNA investments from July 2003 through June 2015. APNA investments have returned a total of $638,982 over that period.
It is my honor to serve as APNA Treasurer and I appreciate the support of staff, the Board and the members who make these positive results possible.
Susan Dawson, EdD, PMHCNS/NP-BC
American Psychiatric Nurses Association