crislapi wrote:You could transfer an amount equal to the annual budget amount to each category. This will cause your Budget:Budget Allocation subcategory to go extremely negative at the beginning of the year.
This is EXACTLY what I was thinking.
And after reading the rest of the thread, this is what I plan to do UNLESS I am told it is prohibitted.
Overall, the positive sum of the auxillary categories will offset the large negative in the Budget:Allocations category thereby having no effect on the overall "Budget" category.
This should keep CHQ at bay since I don't think they will be looking at each indvidual category and I don't think they differentiate b/n Budget:Allocations or Budget:Elders.
If the overall Budget does go negative, it will be the result of total overspending and not the transfers. And as has been stated already, this is common due to Scout camp, etc. and so long as it is not chronic, should not be a problem.
Overall, I just think it will be very easy to show the Aux's where they stand if I transfer their Annual projected budget amount now instead of doing it quarterly. This way the individual category balance will only go into the negative if they overspend their Total budget.
As a safety net, I have underestimated our projected Stake allotments and rounded up the spending from previous years. If by Q4 it looks like the overall budget will be in the negative, I can reduce the aux's budgets by transferring back into the Allocations category.