Our hope is that this will help you understand the role the MLA Treasurer plays in the organization:
The MLA Treasurer is responsible for reporting to the Executive Board and Administrative Board financial information on a regular basis. Working with the Executive Manager, at each board meeting a Treasurer’s report is distributed to keep the boards, committees and sections aware of the financial status of the organization.
Between January and March of each year the Treasurer asks each committee and board chair to submit a proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins the following July. The Treasurer and Executive Manager work together to tweak the budget and present it first to the Executive Board and then to the Administrative Board for a vote prior to presenting it at Annual Conference.
The Treasurer also works with the Investment Committee to make decisions about how to invest the organizations cash reserves and investment accounts.