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Can the President also be the Treasurer?  Our treasurer is not good with books, but we are OK with him writing checks, the president said he would act @ treasurer, until we could find a suitable bookkeeper, etc.  Is this allowed.  We think it is conflict of interest.

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Nothing in RONR would prohibit the President serving as Treasurer as well.  However, check your rules to make sure  they don't have something to say on the subject.  As for it being a conflict of interest it would be up to you all to determine if such a conflict (if you determine one exists) should prevent him from pulling double duty.

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24 minutes ago, Guest Curious Jane said:

Can the President also be the Treasurer?  Our treasurer is not good with books, but we are OK with him writing checks, the president said he would act @ treasurer, until we could find a suitable bookkeeper, etc.  Is this allowed.  We think it is conflict of interest.

No rule in RONR prohibits it.  However, I doubt that your bylaws provide for an "acting" treasurer (or for any other officer to serve in an "acting" capacity".  A person either is or is not an officer.  However, if your president is elected as treasurer in addition  to being president, he can always submit a resignation as treasurer once a suitable candidate is found.  However, that person must be appointed or elected to fill the newly created vacancy in the treasurer's position according to the procedures set out in your bylaws.

The same thing goes for the president "serving as" treasurer.  The elected treasurer remains the treasurer until his term expires or he submits a resignation which is accepted or he is removed form office.  There is nothing wrong, however, with someone else... even the president... assisting the treasurer in the performance of his duties.

I can't tell from your post exactly what it is your organization has in mind doing. I don't know if you want to know if it is possible  form someone to assist the treasurer or if you are asking if the president can actually be elected to both positions (he can unless your bylaws or some other superior rule prohibits it)

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1 hour ago, Guest Curious Jane said:

Can the President also be the Treasurer?  Our treasurer is not good with books, but we are OK with him writing checks, the president said he would act @ treasurer, until we could find a suitable bookkeeper, etc.  Is this allowed.  We think it is conflict of interest.

There is no rule in RONR against the President also being the Treasurer. It seems that your organization already has a Treasurer, however, so unless and until that changes, it will not be possible for the President to be the Treasurer.

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