Like the Chair, the Treasurer has certain responsibilities that require a unique set of experiences and gifts.
Responsibilities of the Treasurer:
- Walk faithfully with Christ
- Be confident in their call to the role
- Have talents with finances, budgeting and/or accounting
- Together with the Area Manager, assume administrative responsibility for funds involved in committee projects
- Communicate with the Area Manager to ensure all Young Life Australia financial policies are followed.
- Prepare and present financial reports received from the National Office at committee meetings
- Sign off on local area expenses as per the Young Life financial policy
- Review income and expenditures for the local area
- Communicate the monthly financial report to the committee
- Work in close contact with the Chief Financial Officer in National Office
- Initiate and drive preparation of the annual budget
Basic Strategies to Develop
- Understanding the impacts of reaching financial targets and how not doing so affects the area, region and national mission.
- Keep the cash flow realistic with projects by communication with Area Manager and Committee Chair monthly.
- Anticipate and communicate expenses and income before they occur.
- Understands the needs for financial health in the area.
- Maintains confidentiality.
- Desires to work with numbers.
- Is organized.
- Is talented with finances, budgeting and/or accounting.
- Committed to the position for a minimum of two years
Time Requirement: Eight hours per month
NOTE: Different areas will have different time requirements, and this should be used as a guide only. Different times of year as well will have different time pressures.