Applying for a Home Mission Grant
Changes to CRB disclosure process August 2012
First Aid Update October 2009
Five Year (Quinquennial) Inspections
Health and Safety Posters
How to get CRB forms
Important Information about metal theft
Landfill Communities Fund
Making sense of your Trust Status
Meeting and interviewing prospective ministers
New Pensions Note for 2012
Notes from the 2012 Treasurers Day
Planning your induction service
Preparing for a pastoral vacancy
Support of Individual Christian Workers
Looking after the finances of a church, whatever its size, can be a daunting task.
It doesn't have to be the remit of just one person - it may be helpful to see a church treasurer as the co-ordinator of a number of teams, who take responsibility for different aspects of the job such as counting money, banking, budgeting, and working with independent examiners or auditors.
Church treasurers should always be mindful of the fact that it is the managing trustees (usually the deacons) who are legally responsible for the financial management of the church, and not the church treasurer alone.
Independent examiners and auditors are very often pleased to be asked advice, and involved in the process, rather than finding about problems later on.
WEBA can offer help in the following ways:
There is also a wide range of finance guidelines available on the BUGB website, www.baptist.org.uk. Many of these are in the form of BUC Guidelines, and they can be accessed via the Resources tab on the home page.
- We run an annual Treasurers' Day, which is a good place to find out about changes in regulations, and also to meet others and share experiences and fellowship. Look out for this on the website news and events page.
- As a church treasurer you will receive WEBA's fortnightly email update: this will include any important news for treasurers.
- Our Payroll Officer can give help and advice on all matters of employment and pay.
The easiest way to find the guideline you want might be to download this index of BUC Guidelines, which contains links that should take you straight to the one you want. Finance guidelines are listed under 'F':
BUC Guidelines Index
Another great resource from BUGB is Transform magazine. Two copies are sent to church secretaries free of charge three times a year - one of them is for you!
To read the latest edition online click here.
Here are some notes and powerpoint slides which provide useful summaries of some topics covered at our 2010 Treasurers' Day:
Powerpoint Presentation by Ed Marsh of Burton Sweet Auditors
Notes and Powerpoint slides from the 2009 Treasurers' Day:
Accounting and Reporting Update powerpoint slides by Ed Marsh of Burton Sweet
Powerpoint Slides from a presentation by the Baptist Insurance Company
Payroll notes from Pauline Sysum: 1. Statutory sick pay and maternity pay
Payroll notes from Pauline Sysum: 2. Paternity pay, adoption pay, minimum wage
Payroll notes from Pauline Sysum 3: Holiday entitlement and online returns
Payroll notes from Pauline Sysum 4: Expenses and benefits in kind