So, you have been elected or designated as the Treasurer of your non-profit organization.  What does that mean?  The Treasure is more than "keeper of the checkbook".  Responsibilities can be broken down into three functional areas:

  1. Financial Management
  2. Accountability
  3. Compliance.

Depending on the size of the organization, some of the activities within each functional area can be delegated or out-sourced.  It remains the Treasurer's responsibility to coordinate all activities.  You can delegate authority, but you can not delegate responsibility.