aebrown wrote:I'm not sure where you may have gotten the impression in late 2010 (or any other time, for that matter) that there was any emphasis on quarterly budgeting. I've just reviewed the communications sent out with the CUBS transition that took place then, and nothing talked about quarterly budgeting. Yes, budget allocations would arrive quarterly, but that had been happening for years before that.
Obviously, my example was someone who was not a very experienced ward finance clerk who obviously misunderstood the communications sent out with the CUBS transition. The fact is, the instructions made it seem like switching to quarterly budget tracking was a big deal and, therefore, he passed that "big deal" on to the rest of the auxiliary leaders. But it really wasn't a big deal and it was only relevant to the financial clerk or (in case they really wanted to get into the nitty-gritty) members of the Bishopric. In the example I gave, this caused a lot of unnecessary complications.
(I can't speak for how it worked throughout the rest of the church, but I can observe what happened within my field of view... and this is one thing I was able to personally observe. It's easy to guess that, given the number of wards out there in the world, this wasn't the only ward that had a problem like this.)