A Treasurer is elected at the APCM and the role includes implementing the financial policy of the PCC so that the PCC raises and spends money to meet its responsibilities. The Treasurer prepares an annual budget and assists the PCC in planning for income and expenditure across the year. The Treasurer keeps an accurate record of transactions and ensures the church meets its financial obligations such as insuring against theft and fire and paying clergy expenses. As well as preparing annual accounts, the Treasurer ensures the parish meets the requirements of the Charity Commission. The Treasurer must have financial acumen, but need not be a trained accountant. Understanding the mission and ministry of the church and the Christian concept of stewardship, plus an ability to contribute to discussions is important.
- Parochial Fees
- Clergy fees in vacancy
- Clergy fees in vacancy (Excel)
- Return for Parish Finance
- PCCs as Employers
- Annual Accounts template
- Parish Buying guide – buy smarter
- Parish Resources – supporting stewardship in the local church
- Gift aid
- 2016 Finance Conference slides
- The Bigger Picture of Church of England Finance
Training opportunities for PCC Treasurers in 2017
Training for new PCC Treasurers takes place annually in July and August in each archdeaconry. Dates for training in 2017 are as follows:
There is one session in each archdeaconry but Treasurers are welcome to attend whichever session is most convenient for them. These are delivered by the Diocesan Management Accountant, Jeff Green.
- Thursday 20th July (please note, this date has changed since originally advertised) – Archbishop’s Courtenay School, Maidstone – 6.30pm-9.30pm – Book here
- Saturday 22nd July – Diocesan House, Canterbury – 9.30am-1.00pm – Book here
- Wednesday 26th July – St Radigund’s Church, Capel Le Ferne nr. Dover – 9.30am-1.00pm – Book here
For any further information regarding training please contact: Holly Adams on email@example.com / 01227 459401.