Role of Treasurer in Member networks committees


  • Must be a member of the RSC
  • To maintain up to date accounts of the Group’s activities
  • To consult and make use of the resources provided to Treasurers by the RSC Finance Team (Bank reconciliation form, Prepayments and accruals form etc); the resources are also available on the RSC Treasurers group on MyRSC and through the Networks and Finance Teams
  • To prepare a set of Annual Accounts and supporting documentation for inspection by the Group auditor(s)
  • To prepare audited Group accounts for the RSC Finance Department and for ratification by the Group AGM (if held)
  • To send a copy of the Group’s audited accounts to RSC Finance Department before 14th February deadline – a prerequisite before the grant will be released; ratification by the group AGM can take place later
  • To include a meaningful breakdown of Group activity costs in the annual report
  • To pay all bills as soon as possible and to ensure that officers’ expenses are paid promptly where applicable
  • Usually involved in signing cheques.
  • To ensure that reasons for large balances in the accounts at the end of the year are justified

Support for Treasurers is available from staff.


Contact and Further Information

Dr Fiona McMillan
Member Networks Team Leader
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF
Tel: + 44 (0) 1223 432269