School Treasurer

Rachey
Rachey Experienced MentorRegistered Posts: 589
Hi everyone,

My sons school have approached me to be the treasurer. Is there anyone on here that can give me a basic understanding of what will be the main requirements before I bombard them with my questions? Also, as I work full time, is this really something I can do?

Thanks in advance

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  • safrica
    safrica Well-Known Registered Posts: 106
    I've been doing that for nearly 3 years..Great to gain experience in accounts..For my part, it involves:

    maintaining the cashbook, issuing cheques, banking monies, doing bank rec, counting the money after fundraising events (the least interesting part and most time consuming..unless you request for an electronic coin sorter machine, which i have just ordered, YES !!), preparing final accounts (the most interesting part), attending meetings...all I can think of so far...it tends to be quiet or quite busy depending on time of year but I would say it is do-able with a full time job, maybe not if you study on top though....?? How big is the school also ?
    Good luck in whatever you decide !
  • Rachey
    Rachey Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 589
    safrica wrote: »
    I've been doing that for nearly 3 years..Great to gain experience in accounts..For my part, it involves:

    maintaining the cashbook, issuing cheques, banking monies, doing bank rec, counting the money after fundraising events (the least interesting part and most time consuming..unless you request for an electronic coin sorter machine, which i have just ordered, YES !!), preparing final accounts (the most interesting part), attending meetings...all I can think of so far...it tends to be quiet or quite busy depending on time of year but I would say it is do-able with a full time job, maybe not if you study on top though....?? How big is the school also ?
    Good luck in whatever you decide !

    Fantastic reply thank you!

    The school is only an infant school so its just Reception, Year 1 & 2. The only thing I'm concerned about now is the time they'll require from me with working 9-5:30 I can't really get anywhere during weekdays! Looks like I may need to turn this one down, quite upsetting really :(
  • Rachey
    Rachey Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 589
    help4u wrote: »
    I would speak to teh school first. Some roles you do not need tp get your hands dirtythey may just require you to have an oversight and attend meetings, they could be in the eveinings. So do ask before you decline and they may even have a job description. If they don't you should recommend they have one. If they need help i can help www.charityfinancespecialist.co.uk

    Thank you, I definitely will be asking the school first, I just wanted a bit of insight beforehand.

    Thanks everyone for your help
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