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Checkoff Accountabilty. Checkoff Accountability. Beef Board accountable for:. Funds at Beef Board Checkoff funds at State Beef Councils Checkoff funds used by contracting organizations. CBB Assures Accountability …. …Through: Annual audit of CBB’s financial statements.

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Checkoff Accountability

Beef Board accountable for:

  • Funds at Beef Board

  • Checkoff funds at State Beef Councils

  • Checkoff funds used by contracting organizations

CBB Assures Accountability …

  • …Through:

  • Annual audit of CBB’s financial statements

  • CPA review of CBB’s expenditures to ensure compliance

  • CPA review of investment activities to ensure compliance with the AMS Investment Policy

  • Review of State Beef Council marketing plans and audited financial statements

  • Financial and procedural reviews of SBCs

  • Presentation of results to Beef Board Executive Committee

  • Monitoring of procedures, participation in discussions and receipt of results by USDA representative

Financial & Procedural Reviews contractors

Beef Board Guideline

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board will perform at least 10 QSBC reviews annually

Summary of Review Procedures contractors

1. Gain an overall understanding of QSBCs’ operations

2. Review areas of concern to the QSBC board and/or executive director

3. Review cash balances and investments for compliance

4. Test expenditures for compliance with Beef Act and Order and Beef Board Guidelines

5. Review internal controls to ensure that proper safeguards are in place

6. Review collections procedures to see that assessments and late fees are collected by the QSBC and remitted to the Beef Board in a timely manner

7. Review contractual relationships with industry organizations to ensure that billed expenses comply with the Act and Order and with Beef Board Guidelines

8. Meet with the QSBC’s auditor to review the audit work papers

Summary of Findings are in place

1. Cash & investment balances

2. Cash receipts and disbursements procedures

3. Contracts with universities

4. Written policies and procedures

5. Contractual relationships with state industry organizations

6. Collections policies and procedures

7. CPA audit procedures

8. Other issues