johnshaw wrote:bballrob - I don't currently have this issue. We fixed it in our stake also, the thread exists historically in case other stumble on it there are some helpful hints about what can be going on under the radar. I have to wonder... what if you're SP didn't have this review with you. Would you ever have discovered this as something that was helpful... and I say this for the world to read, 'you' in this case is ALL Bishops.
I'd like to think that I'd most likely catch it anyhow. Professionally I'm an accountant, so it's in my nature to pay pretty close attention to the financial side of things I'm involved in.
I think one thing that all Bishop's need to do when first called is become familiar with the various financial responsibilities they have. In the missionary funds, they need to be familiar with each missionary's financial support, especially if the ward happens to be helping with all or part of a particular missionary. That way they can followup and make sure the appropriate transfers are made.
One thing I have always done as well is let my clerks know that I APPRECIATE and RELY ON their expertise in their assigned callings. I let them know that if there's something they think I should be doing differently, to let me know. I'm open to suggestions, and unless there's a specific reason why I'm doing it the way I'm doing it, and what they suggest will make all of our lives easier, I'm willing to make the change if that's what's needed.