treasurer

A treasurer has the important job of tallying up funds received by an organization, handing out money for expenses, and keeping track of how much is left over.

Governments, businesses, clubs, and charities all have treasurers to manage their money. If you volunteer to be the treasurer of your school French club, you'll be responsible for keeping track of the money that comes in from your bake sale, as well as what's spent on your trip to Quebec. The noun treasurer comes from the Old French word for "treasure," tresor, which has its ultimate root in the Greek word thesauros, "store, treasure, or treasure house."

Definitions of treasurer
  1. noun
    an officer charged with receiving and disbursing funds
    synonyms: financial officer
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    types:
    bursar
    the treasurer at a college or university
    chamberlain
    the treasurer of a municipal corporation
    state treasurer
    the treasurer for a state government
    type of:
    money dealer, money handler
    a person who receives or invests or pays out money
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