Recently the European Commission audited a small asbl (association sans but lucrative - not-for-profit organisation). The audit uncovered massive incompetence and mismanagement by the Director.

The completed audit outlined this. One copy was sent to the Director of the organisation concerned.

He did what we'd all do: sat on it and didn't show it to anybody.

The story has a happy ending. Nothing happened. The Director got off scot-free whilst the Board, Governors and Trustees remain completely in the dark.

Can anyone spot the flaw in this procedure?


  1. The Lobster // 11:32 PM  

    Without any name dropping, it is not funny...

  2. MKWM // 9:15 AM  

    1/ Why would the Commission waste time auditioning a small ASBL?

    2/ The ASBL's General Assembly had previously approved the so-called massive incompetence and mismanagement... perhaps they knew, perhaps they didn't.... anyway, they 'discharged' the board.

    3/ The Director might not necessarily have been in charge or have been responsible of the 'gestion financière' or whatever it's called in English.

  3. Miffy // 11:39 AM  

    MK, the Commission just loves wasting time and in this instance has only told one person, it appears.

    I'd hate to be working for the Director.

  4. MKWM // 3:48 PM  

    Apparently, finding the solution needs much more reflection...


  5. MKWM // 12:00 PM  

    The flaw must probably be that the audit report is invalid because it was not published as it is supposed to be. The Board must have been aware of the audit going on, so how can they remain 'in the dark', unless they want to? Anyway, you're not giving away many facts here so we can't possibly express a judgement on what exactly happened and how. "I'd like to help but I'm afraid I've got no idea what you're talking about".

  6. Anonymous // 10:13 PM  

    Only one copy?