Formal Statement of Responsibilities

The Conference Constitution and Bylaws state:

"The Treasurer shall work under the direction of the Executive Committee. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all funds, to disburse them in harmony with the actions of the Executive Committee, to remit all required funds to the Union and the North American Division in harmony with the North American Division policy, and to render such financial statements at regular intervals as may be desired by the President of the Conference or by the Executive Committee. Copies of these financial statements shall be furnished to the officers of the Lake Union Conference. Bank accounts approved by the Executive Committee shall be operated by the Treasurer and/or such other individuals as may be authorized by the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall perform such other duties as usually pertain to the office."

The responsibilities of the Treasurer of the Illinois Conference of Seventh-day Adventists include:

  • Receiving and distributing all funds in harmony with the actions of the Conference Executive Committee and denominational policy.
  • Overseeing the auditing process of churches, schools, and other organizations associated with the Conference.
  • Preparing and presenting financial statements.
  • Serving as chairman and member of various boards and committees within the Conference, and promoting continuity with the total denominational organizations and institutions.
  • Directing and counseling in the financial planning and operating of the Conference.
  • Developing and monitoring the Conference operating and capital improvement budgets.

The Conference Treasurer works closely with the Conference President and Conference Secretary in the management of the Conference, and reports to the Conference Executive Committee and the Constituency. The Treasurer also counsels and cooperates with the Lake Union Conference, North American Division, and General Conference leadership (these are different administrative levels in the Seventh-day Adventist Church).