Hi Just sitting here as I am trying to work out the band budget for the year ahead, I wonder what sort of requirements bands generally place on their treasurers? As amateur organisations there is an immense amount of faith given to the holders of the purse strings and sometimes I find it a bit scary that the rest of my band leaves me completely to get on with it, although the vote of trust which is implied is great too! My own band rules require that the accounts are audited by an independent, qualified accountant prior to presentation at the AGM. I am also required to produce the funding request that we submit annually to our sponsors and to attend a meeting of some 20 non-banders and be in a position to answer any question on our financial activities. Then, once the cheque comes in, I have the fun job of saying "no" on principle any time anyone wants to spend any money. In fact at one AGM I was referred to as the ducks ar*e treasurer - I took that as a compliment! There is a fair bit of money which goes through a band in a year, and I suspect my own band is nowhere near the top of the turnover league - what do others do?