The Treasurer’s jewel is a pair of Crossed Keys, signifying he is the Collector and Distributor of all Lodge Monies as he holds the keys to the cashbox.
The Treasurer of a Masonic Lodge is essentially the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Lodge. He sits to the right of the Master and behind the Senior Deacon.
The Treasurer is responsible for all financial transactions. He receives all money, pays all debts by order of the Worshipful Master with the consent of the Lodge and renders financial reports when requested.
While the Treasurer does not need to be in possession of an accounting degree, past experience with bookkeeping and accounting is a definite asset. Financial bookkeeping transactions may be performed either by hand or by the use of accounting software.