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We recently formed a neighborhood working group to address questionable follow-through of our HOA on several issues and concerns of financial malfeasance. The HOA has pulled '08 and '09 financials from a public website for our neighborhood and is stalling the release of '10 financials. What are accounting gimmicks and/or business law issues and questions we should be asking of our HOA in an attempt to make them more accountable to existing homeowners?
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Your question is too abstract to respond to in any meaningful way. Without knowing the specifics of the concerns, suggestions would be pure guesswork and not particularly useful for you. What you may find useful is to pool some money and speak to an accountant who can give you guidance on the specific concerns you have. You will be able to provide him with the financials you have and point out with specificity the concerns you have arising from those financials. With that information, you will be better able to pursue the concerns you have.

 

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