ICANN Resolutions » Appointment of the Independent Auditor for the Fiscal Year Ending 30 June 2018
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Whereas, Article 22, Section 22.2 of the ICANN Bylaws (http://www.icann.org/general/bylaws.htm) requires that after the end of the fiscal year, the books of ICANN must be audited by certified public accountants, which shall be appointed by the Board.
Whereas, the Board Audit Committee has discussed the engagement of the independent auditor for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2018, and has recommended that the Board authorize the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to take all steps necessary to engage BDO LLP and BDO member firms.
Resolved (2018.03.15.18), the Board authorizes the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to take all steps necessary to engage BDO LLP and BDO member firms as the auditors for the financial statements for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2018.
The audit firm BDO LLP and BDO member firms were engaged for the annual independent audits of the fiscal year end 30 June 2016 and the fiscal year 30 June 2017. Based on the report from ICANN organization and the Audit Committee's evaluation of the work performed, the committee has unanimously recommended that the Board authorize the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to take all steps necessary to engage BDO LLP and BDO member firms as ICANN's annual independent auditor for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2018 for any annual independent audit requirements in any jurisdiction.
The Board's action furthers ICANN's accountability to its Bylaws and processes, and the results of the independent auditors' work will be publicly available.
Taking this decision is both consistent with ICANN's Mission and in the public interest as the engagement of an independent auditor is in fulfilment of ICANN's obligations to undertake an audit of ICANN's financial statements, and helps serve ICANN's stakeholders in a more accountable manner.
This decision will have no direct impact on the security or the stability of the domain name system. There is a fiscal impact to the engagement that has already been budgeted. There is no impact on the security or the stability of the DNS as a result of this appointment.
This is an Organizational Administrative Function not requiring public comment.