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APNA Treasurer Position Description

The Treasurer has charge and custody of and is responsible for all funds and securities of the association. The Treasurer reviews financial statements and the fiscal status of the association on a regular basis, ensures the board (who serves as the finance committee) receives appropriate financial reports and are kept informed. Other duties may be assigned by the President or by the board.


The Treasurer serves for one three-year term.


In addition to the responsibilities of all members of the Board, the Treasurer:

  • Assumes responsibility for and ensures the maintenance of appropriate records of all funds and securities of APNA
  • Serves as chair of the finance committee
  • Reviews financial statements and the financial status of the association on a regular basis
  • Works in partnership with the executive director on developing and presenting a budget aligned with the strategic plan for board approval and reviewing financial forecasts
  • Supports achievement of the strategic plan
  • Develops finance report agenda for board meetings in collaboration with the executive director and works to ensure meeting objectives are met.In collaboration with the executive director, models the partnership philosophy between board and staff
  • Reviews annual audit and ensures follow up to and compliance with auditor recommendations
  • Directs the board in creating policies that ensure the financial integrity, transparency and accountability of the association
  • In collaboration with the executive director, recommends policies and guidelines and practices that broaden and diversify sources of revenue, maximize efficient use of resources, and provide for long term financial stability and growth
  • Oversees association’s investment policy and guidelines
  • Travels to APNA board meetings, annual conference and other meetings as may be required
  • Prepares and presents the finance report to the membership and other key stakeholders on the fiscal state of the association
  • Maintains a current knowledge of global trends and developments influencing APNA and all APNA programs, products, and services
  • Represents association as assigned
  • Avoids conflicts of interest and promptly notifies the executive director if a potential conflict arises


  • Must be a voting member in good standing for at least one year immediately prior to assuming office.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and previous APNA volunteer leadership service are preferred.
  • Willingness to commit the time and skills necessary to fulfill the expectations of the role.
  • Ability to set and maintain high standards for personal performance
  • Knowledge about global trends and issues influencing the association and the association’s programs, projects and services
  • Experience with strategic planning and budgeting
  • Ability to examine, interpret, and explain financial statements, sources and uses of revenue and expense, risks and opportunities
  • Understanding of applicable operating ratios and ability to evaluate the association’s performance relative to association standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Informal and formal leadership experience
  • Participative leadership style
  • Demonstrated problem solving and ethical decision-making experience
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work with diverse styles and personalities and facilitate teamwork and consensus
  • Works well under pressure and is good on his/her feet
  • Experience mentoring future leaders