Counting Committee

Purpose:
To ensure the efficient, secure and accurate handling of church contributions.

Duties:
1.  Coordinate with the ushers to ensure the security of contributions as they are collected during worship services, concerts, revivals, and other church events where offerings are received.

2.  Make accurate counts of contributions after they are received using procedures which are set by the Church Budget and Finance Committee and the Church Treasurer.

3.  Make weekly bank deposits of counted contributions using procedures which are set by the Church Budget and Finance Committee and the Church Treasurer.
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The church’s Bylaws specify the following for the Counting Committee:

This committee shall be composed of at least eight members, including a Chairman and Secretary.

The shall be elected by the church annually upon recommendation of the Nominating Committee.

This committee shall count all receipts before leaving the church building.

At least two members of this committee are to be present during all counting and verification functions.

The members shall sign a counting sheet attesting to the accuracy of the figures, showing all receipts by denomination of money, listing all checks, all designations, and make-up of the bank deposit slip.

The counting sheet shall be given to the Treasurer.

This committee shall prepare a bank deposit slip, leaving the original in the banking bag and the duplicate in the deposit slip bag.

The receipts, along with the original deposit slip, shall be locked in a banking bag in the presence of the committee and carried to the bank by the Chairman or designated representative.

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