What are my responsibilities? I am “The person who looks after the church money and accounts” is the short answer – but, of course, there is a lot more that administrative stuff that happens behind the scenes.
The Treasurer will have responsibility for the payment of bills, banking, gifts and donations and keeping proper financial records. The Treasurer is part of the church leadership group and, of course, the church membership. The Church Treasurer is a financial ‘servant’ and should not act without authority.
Treasurers are not ‘financial directors’ who control the purse strings only allowing money to be spent on their favourite projects. The Treasurer must be able to manage the church’s financial resources ensuring that they are spent effectively, whilst preventing the extremes of either overspending or the accumulation of huge reserves.
It is the duty of the Treasurer to inform the Minister, Deacons and church members about the church’s financial situation on a regular basis. Sometimes it may be necessary to warn the church that a project must be reconsidered because there is not enough money to cover the costs. At other times the church can be encouraged to spend resources it has received on its primary objects through new activities and projects.
How long have I been a SHBC member? I have been a member of SHBC for almost 25 years now
What I love about SHBC? I love the people, unity and love
Education and Certifications
BSc with Honours in Quantity Surveying achieved at University of Central England
Chartered Quantify Surveyor, PMI, CCNA