The Treasurer is charged with overseeing the management and reporting of EACD’s finances. Since EACD’s financial management is directly tied to the Treasurer’s responsibilities, the Treasurer’s execution of her responsibilities will have a strong impact on the public’s perception, trust, and assurance in the EACD as a whole. With this in mind, EACD seeks a Treasurer with desirable skills such as financial literacy, attention to detail, timeliness in completing tasks, clear and accurate record keeping, and a willingness to ask questions.
The Treasurer is elected by the EACD members during the Annual General Meeting for a term in office of three years, with the possibility of one renewal.
The Treasurer is part of the EACD General Management Committee (GMC) and has wide-ranging responsibilities, requiring much more than simply being present at all GMC meetings. The Treasurer participates in GMC Meetings as a voting member. The Treasurer reports to the GMC on the state of EACD’s finances, and provides input in regard to any matter from financial point of view as appropriate.
The Treasurer is also part of the EACD Executive Committee, together with the Chairperson and Secretary. As such, the Treasurer works closely together with the Chairperson and Treasurer regarding all strategic EACD issues.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Treasurer
The Treasurer’s duties include the following:
The Treasurer may be designated by the GMC and/or Executive Committee as one of the signing officers for certain documents. In this capacity, the Treasurer may be authorized or required to sign or countersign checks, correspondence, applications, reports, contracts or other documents on behalf of the EACD organisation.
The Treasurer is accountable for the stated duties and responsibilities in this document to the GMC, but it is not necessarily the Treasurer who carries out the activity. Ultimately, however, while financial management is the primary focus of the Treasurer, the entire GMC shares the responsibility of financial oversight and accountability to the members of the EACD (via the Annual General Meeting).