Service Description for Church Treasurer

Bylaws Description of Church Treasurer
The Church Treasurer is responsible for the proper receipt, accounting and disbursement of church funds within policies established by the church for adequate financial control.

Policy and Procedures Description of Church Treasurer

Service Title: Church Treasurer (official Church Officer)

Ministry Purpose: To be responsible for the safe and efficient management of the church funds and accounts.

Serving Relationship: The Church Treasurer is accountable to the Congregation to disburse all funds received into the church treasury in accordance with the current church approved budget and the Policy and Procedures established by the church. The Church Treasurer is an ex-officio member of the Finance Committee and an active member of the Administrative Business Council.

Primary Functions:

  • Represents the church as a Corporate Officer.
  • Makes monthly and annual financial reports to the church regarding the budget expenditures and receipts.
  • Keeps accurate records in appropriate financial journals of all monies received and disbursed.
  • Needs to be knowledgeable about collecting, counting and recording procedures.
  • Needs to participate in and report regularly to the appropriate committee (teams, offices, staff and congregational meetings).
  • Needs to assure there are adequate records documenting the assets of the church for insurance and other purposes.
  • Can make recommendations through the Finance Committee and Trustees concerning the investment of funds.
  • Needs to insure that all governmental taxes, reporting forms and regulations are met on a timely basis.
  • Needs to coordinate issuing monitoring and collection of church credit cards, limits, uses and payments.
  • Keeps church staff and appropriate committees informed of any trends or changes in fiscal matters.
  • Instills and preserves a high financial confidence throughout the congregation.
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of the Finance Committee.

Disclaimer: All job descriptions/service descriptions are intended as a guide and may or may not fit the vision, purpose and practice of every church.

Robert Grant

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