Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
Management is responsible for the preparation, integrity, and fair presentation of the accompanying financial statements. The accompanying statements were prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles applied on a consistent basis and are not affected by material fraud or error. The financial statements include amounts that are based on management’s best estimates and judgments.
Management also prepared the supplemental information in the annual report and is responsible for its accuracy and consistency with the financial statements. The financial statements have been audited by Batts, Morrison, Wales & Lee, P.A., independent certified public accountants, elected by the Board of Directors. Management has made available to Batts, Morrison, Wales & Lee, P.A. all financial records and related data as well as the minutes of the Board of Directors meetings. Management believes that all representations made to Batts, Morrison, Wales & Lee, P.A. during its audit were valid and appropriate.
Management maintains a system of internal control, which is designed to provide reasonable assurance as to: the preparation and publication of reliable and accurate financial statements; safeguarding of assets against unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition; and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The system includes a documented organizational structure and division of responsibility, established policies and procedures that are communicated throughout the organization, an internal audit function reporting to the audit committee of the Board of Directors, and the careful selection, training, and development of our people.
Management has voluntarily elected to evaluate its system of internal control in accordance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the COSO framework and has documented and tested the key processes used to record activities and prepare the appropriate financial statements.
For the annual report as of, and for the year ending, December 31, 2015, we certify that to the best of our knowledge:
- This annual report does not contain any untrue statements of a material nature or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements not misleading with respect to the period covered by the annual statement;
- The financial information included in this annual report fairly presents in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows as of and for the periods presented in the annual report;
- An adequate system for disclosing controls and procedures exists to ensure that material information is made known to us by others within the organization; Management has concluded that the system of internal control over financial reporting was effective as of December 31, 2015.
- Disclosures of any change in the internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the most recent fiscal quarter and has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the internal control over financial reporting are included in this report.
Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA President and Chief Executive Officer
Ann S. Cohen, CPA, CGMA Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer