Money, it always comes down to money. The one thing we hear time and time again in the UREC office is, "We need more money." While it is not necessarily up to you as the Treasurer to build an investment portfolio or secure a large donation from a corporate sponsor, it is your responsibilities to responsibly handle the team's money. Your team needs money to compete and you need to have a good handle on your finances. Work with the other officers to make sure that your team has enough money to meet the goals of your club. This might mean simply managing the budget allocated to you, or organizing fundraisers to meet your financial goals.
As Treasurer you should always keep accurate records of checks paid and deposits made. This way your officers always know how much money you have. This is not hard. If you can balance a checkbook, you can balance the team's account. All it takes it keeping up with transactions and saving receipts. If sticking with a system isn't your best skill then perhaps you might want to consider taking another leadership position. (Don't let this position intimidate you though, see the section on keeping a budget to help you develop a system.) Every management position in any business or any supervisory position has to keep track of a budget, so consider this futher job training.
Your duties can include (but not exclusively):
- Keeping budget and account records up-to-date.
- Collect dues.
- Maintaining documentation of expenditures and receipts.
- Working with officers in budget preparation and submittal.
- Overseeing fund-raising activities.
- All of the president's responsibilties