New Treasurers

Checklist for new Treasurers

Hand over the finances from the previous Treasurer

See our Change of PCC Treasurer or Incumbent checklist.

Treasurer Task Breakdown

We have produced a list of tasks to be done weekly, regularly or at certain times during the year.

Key Dates

31 December       Financial Year end

by 31 January      Statistics for Mission due

by 30 April           Annual Report & Accounts, including Independent Examiner’s Statement, to be approved by PCC & presented to APCM

by 31 May             Annual Report & Accounts to be filed and Finance Return due

Details of returns due and how to submit them may be found on our Accounting & Returns webpage.

Contact your Independent Examiner – obtain details from previous Treasurer.


Ensure a budget is prepared.

Understand how your PCC operates

Resources List

PCC Accountability: all charities which prepare accruals accounts are required to follow one of two charity Statements Of Recommended Practice (SORP).

Diocesan website Finance/Treasurers section

National church’s Parish Resources website for parish officers, which includes sections on Parish Finance, Gift Aid and Giving.

The Association of Church Accountants & Treasurers (ACAT) has produced a New Treasurers’ Guide (downloadable from the Parish Resources website).

Training available

New Treasurers’ Day (annual), in the early autumn at The Old Deanery, Wells.  Details and how to book are on our training web page.

Updates are sent as changes occur via the Luke 14:28 Treasurers’ Learning Network, to which you can sign up free of charge – see ‘Other ways we can support you’ below.

Diocesan Cashbook training is offered periodically.

ExternalThe Association of Church Accountants & Treasurers (ACAT) offers training.

Other ways we can support you

Luke 14:28 Treasurers’ Learning Network

This is an online forum through which we can contact members with information to support you in your role as Treasurer. It enables you to pose a question and receive replies from other Treasurers or members of the Finance or Parish Resources & Development teams who know the answer or have come across a similar situation. To join, sign up online.

Treasurers’ News

This is circulated about 3 times a year to all Treasurers, with information and updates to support you in your role.  Recent issues can also be downloaded from our Treasurers webpage.

Key Diocesan Contacts

Parochial Fees

Janine Lavery, Parochial Fees and Returns Officer

Fees and Returns Training

Yvonne Thompson, Finance Officer (Training and Support)

Parish Share

Jessica Cook, Parish Share & Stipends Officer


Janine Lavery, Parochial Fees and Returns Officer

Giving/grants support

Sue Whitehead, PA to the Giving and Funding Adviser

General enquiries about Parish Accounting

Matthew Pinnock, Head of Finance and Operations

Please get in touch

Members of the Finance and Parish Resources & Development teams are here to assist you, so please get in touch if we can help.


Who to contact

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