Congratulations on your leadership role in organizing an IEEE conference. As a Conference Treasurer or Finance Chair, the organization has entrusted you with a very important responsibility in the name of advancing IEEE’s mission.
As a Treasurer, you can think of yourself as the CFO of your conference. Like all good CFOs, you’ll want to ensure that you’re achieving two critical objectives above all:
Driving your conference to achieve its financial goals and
Ensuring alignment with relevant legal and financial regulations, IEEE policies and best business practices
In serving as Treasurer, you’ll be tasked with doing a number of different activities for the event. Those may include:
Developing a conference budget
Setting up a bank account
Collecting and reconciling registration
Review contracts and
Ensure tax compliance
Track transactions and collect supporting documents
Close your conference
Prepare for an audit
While this may seem like a long list, the MCE Business Operations team is here to assist you in making the process as efficient as possible. Each financially-sponsored conference is designated an analyst to help guide them through the conference financial process.
To get you started:
We Are Here to Help
If at any time you have a question related to the financial management of your conference, please contact the MCE Business Operations team.