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Treasurer *

Ministry Description

Position Risk Assessment: High
Term of Office: 1 year, renewable – appointed by the Incumbent
Supervision and Support: Reports to: Churchwardens, Advisory Board
Staff Liaison (if different from above): Diocesan Financial Department Committee/Board responsible for this ministry: Administration Committee
Purpose: To look after the financial areas of the church, under the direction of the Churchwardens
Population(s) served: The Churchwardens
The congregation

Skills / Qualifications:

  • basic bookkeeping as a minimum requirement
  • access to a computer
  • position requires a Police Records Check

Spiritual Gifts Recommended:

  • organization
  • service

Training Provided:

  • on-the-job training
  • annual Diocesan Treasurer training
  • Diocesan Sexual Misconduct training every 3 years

Meeting Date & Time:

  • occasional meetings with the Wardens
  • monthly Advisory Board meetings

Time Commitment Involved:

  • 4 to 5 hours per week
  • more time needed at year-end when assisting with the new Budget

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • issue cheques as per the Churchwarden’s instructions
  • input all deposit and expense data into the computer program
  • reconcile with the bank statement monthly
  • reconcile with the Envelope Secretary monthly
  • provide monthly financial statements for the Advisory Board Members
  • provide the annual financial statement (in consultation with the Churchwardens) for the annual Vestry Report
  • complete and submit the appropriate forms for the GST rebate
  • file invoices and maintain all records for future reference

Limits of the Position:

  • as set out by the Canons
  • comply with all policies governing confidentiality

Benefits & Opportunities:

  • work with great people
  • have a profound effect on the overall financial well-being of the parish

* a more detailed ministry description is available

Office Instructions: Provide a copy of this position description to the applicant. Place a copy in the applicant’s file in a locked filing cabinet. Record the completion of this step on the applicant’s Screening Checklist.

Rev: November 27, 2003