CCSC Regional Treasurer Instructions
Instructions for Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) regional treasurers
You can find contact information for current officers at http://www.ccsc.org/board/.
- Prepare conference budget
- Approve expenditures, placing them in the appropriate budget
- Monitor expenditures, making sure expenditures are covered
by the budgeted amount. If an item exceeds a budgeted item,
you must explain to the CCSC Treasurer how the item is to be
covered, either by using another budgeted amount or by
additional income received than budgeted. You do not need
to explain additional expenses due to increases in
registrations for those items tied to registration, such as
the head tax and meals (or other items you have listed as a
cost per registrant.) Also, any amount over your budget for
extra meals and proceedings will automatically cover any
additional expenses for meals or for proceedings.
- Submit next year’s conference budget to CCSC Comptroller the week
following your regional conference.
Before the Conference
- If you receive any invoices, forward them to CCSC Treasurer explaining the purpose of the invoice and the budget line item they should be charged against.
- Conference registrations via PayPal are preferred; all information is handled automatically.
- Conference registrations by check should be logged in a shared workbook with check date, payer, check number, date deposited, and the invoice or registration that is being covered by this check.
Then, go into ConfTool, find their registration, and check the box to mark them paid. Put check info in the comment field.
- Endorse checks for deposit only, sign as regional treasurer, and deposit. Send CCSC Treasurer a scan of the deposit receipt, the current spreadsheet, and a cover email so it’s clear what is included in the deposit.
- Conference registrations by cash are strongly discouraged. Wells Fargo won’t take cash deposits from anyone without signature authority on the account. If you have cash, either: 1) Use Bank of America; 2) write a check to CCSC to cover the cash and deposit the check; or 3) get a money order or similar (associated fees are a reimbursable conference expense).
Day of the Conference
- Log people in at registrations and record payments.
- Students receiving prizes must fill out the appropriate form (http://www.ccsc.org/regions/documents/). If we’re sending checks we MUST have their name, address, and phone number, legibly. If we’re giving Amazon gift cards, they must fill out a form which serves as a receipt to verify distribution of the gift cards. If you give multiple cards bundled as a single prize (e.g. a $40 prize consisting of 2 $20 gift cards), we only need a form for the amount ($40 in this example), not for each separate card. (We must be able to document that if, say, $500 in gift cards were purchased as prizes, then $500 in gift cards were distributed.)
After The Conference
- Reconcile payments received against registration system records (e.g., ConfTool).
- Reconcile total expenses and income for final regional board report.
- Gather any invoices to be paid and forward them to the CCSC Treasurer.
- All reimbursement requests must be accompanied by receipts and a note explaining the line item and application of each expense.
Required Classification of Expenses
The IRS is requiring additional information in our annual return.
The CCSC Treasurer must be able to place all expenditures into one of three
categories (tax exempt expenditures, fund-raising, or
administration.) For regional conferences, any expenses directly
related to the conference would fall under the tax exempt
category. This includes all expenses for conducting the
conference, soliciting speakers and papers for the conference,
and preparing the proceedings. Fund-raising or publicity would
include all expenses related to getting people to attend the
conference. (All expenses that result after anyone has
registered would fall under the tax exempt category.)
Administrative expenses are those related to running the
organization, such as committee meetings and communication
expenses among the committee and with any national officer. (Web
expenses will be divided equally between the exempt and fundraising categories.)
If you are not sure where to classify a
particular item, just tell the CCSC Treasurer as much about the expense as
possible and they will classify it.
The procedure for the CCSC Treasurer to disburse funds is as follows:
- The CCSC Treasurer can only disburse funds (except for advances to a college
or university or a deposit to a supplier) on the receipt of
an invoice (for which they can only pay the company issuing the
invoice), a travel reimbursement form, or a personal
reimbursement form. (Current versions of these are
available at http://www.ccsc.org/regions/documents/.)
- Payments to individuals will be made only to reimburse for
expenses for which receipts are submitted (except as allowed
on the forms.) The only two exceptions to this are
honoraria to speakers and paper/poster/programming contest
awards; however these persons will need to submit an
appropriate form (a request for payment or receipt for cash,
check, or gift card.) The IRS requires that we
report any funds that we disburse to any person who is not a
US citizen or resident.
- Any reimbursement for travel must be submitted on a travel
reimbursement form with the person receiving the
reimbursement completing the second tab and the conference
chair completing the third tab.
- The CCSC Treasurer will need your approval of each amount before they can
disburse the funds. Let all persons who may need to be
reimbursed know about the appropriate forms and the need for
your approval. They can e-mail the CCSC Treasurer a pdf of the appropriate
form and should copy you. Your approval needs to state
the name of the person/organization, the amount, and the
budget categories into which it fits.
- The CCSC Treasurer will need the address, phone number (if a check is
requested), and e-mail address of the payee to be on the
- The CCSC Treasurer would prefer to receive electronic copies of the form.
Forms can either be submitted to you and you can forward
them on to the CCSC Treasurer with your approval, or they can be submitted
to both you and the CCSC Treasurer by e-mail where you will follow up with
an e-mailed approval. Forms can also be mailed or faxed to
the CCSC Treasurer.
- We are not registered as an employer; thus we cannot
disburse funds to individuals (except invoiced amounts from
independent contractors) for services rendered. The CCSC Treasurer cannot
reimburse any person for such payments that they make.
Services must be invoiced directly to the CCSC Treasurer.
Make sure those associated with your region are aware of these
The CCSC Treasurer will not provide gift cards for use as prizes.
If your conference chooses to award gift cards,
this reimbursement is accomplished (as for other purcheses) via
the usual expense reimbursement forms. For each disbursement at
the conference (whether by cash, check, or gift card), a receipt
signed by the recipient must be submitted to The CCSC Treasurer.
The Consortium has several credit cards which can be used to pay
for expenses. You will need to authorize such uses. Provide
contact information for the CCSC Treasurer to call the company with the numbers
and the authorization to use the card.
Proof of Non-Profit
If someone needs a W-9 form or the EIN from the Consortium,
forward the request to the CCSC Treasurer. If you handle it, you may end up with
a 1099 form which may result in an IRS audit. The CCSC Treasurer needs to be
informed of all deposits made, along with a report that explains
the source of the funds.
Paying for conference registrations with cash is discouraged; we
recommend you do not allow cash payments.
If you choose to allow cash, cash received at the conference can be used for prizes or any
small reimbursements, but receipts must be submitted and a report
of the source and disbursements of the cash must be submitted to
the CCSC Treasurer and to the Membership Secretary.
Cash received must either be deposited in a Consortium account or converted into a
check and sent to the Associate Treasurer with the notation that
the amount was cash received.
All checks should be made payable to CCSC and deposited
in a Consortium account. We are subject to strict fines for not
fully reporting all our income and expenses.
Funds received should be deposited or sent to the Associate
Treasurer (contact the CCSC Treasurer for address if needed) within thirty days
If you receive a purchase order for payment, you can submit it to
the CCSC Treasurer for invoicing; the CCSC Treasurer will inform you and the Registrar when
payment is received. (Do not submit POs that are accompanied by
a check; inform the CCSC Treasurer if you receive payment before the conference.)
For each deposit you make, the CCSC Treasurer needs a PDF of the deposit slip and a
spreadsheet similar to the PayPal confirmed deposit spreadsheets
that the CCSC Treasurer will send you and the Registrar in any months in which
your conference receives a PayPal payment.
If your deposit contains any registration funds, a copy of the spreadsheet needs
to be sent to the Membership Secretary. (This information must also
be given to your Regional Registrar. You can add
whatever data you or the conference needs to the spreadsheet;
the CCSC Treasurer will ignore the extra information.)
Contact the CCSC Treasurer if you have any questions or need additional
- Based on September 2014 version by Susan Dean, Consortium Treasurer
- Updated 2020 by Denise Case, CCSC-CP Regional Treasurer; Brian Hare, Consortium Treasurer
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