Beyond the Moon does consciously not rely on government support, but generates its yearly income by fundraising and the generosity of individuals and companies. It is crucial to us that our charity is fully transparent regarding its revenues and the use thereof.
We translate our ethos of openness in the implementation of strict procedures to guarantee the good governance of our organisation and by submitting our books to a yearly external audit.
During our annual General Assembly meeting, that took place on 18 June 2018, Moore Stephens, the audit firm that examines our financial reporting, reported to our members. Emiel De Smedt, partner | auditor, could conclude that, based on his review, nothing has come to its attention that causes to believe that the 2017 financial statements are not fairly presented, in all material respects.
“The free contribution and input from our accountant Condor and the external audit by Moore Stephens are very important. We are extremely grateful to them for their support, already for more than 13 years. Together, we closely look at making sure that the donations are properly spent by our charity. In addition, obtaining in-kind support (such as free designs and printing, free shipping, free website, free office equipment, free meeting room, etc.) is very important because we thereby save on expenses! It’s obvious that it takes extra time and efforts to also achieve this, but it does benefit our figures every year, which means we can offer more families with a seriously ill child an unforgettable family holiday,” said Pascale Somers, Manager & Co-Founder Beyond the Moon.