Definition of treasurer in English:

treasurer

noun

  • 1A person appointed to administer or manage the financial assets and liabilities of a society, company, local authority, or other body.

    • ‘And corporate treasurers cheered because their borrowing costs are linked to Treasury yields.’
    • ‘Develop specific positions for your team, including president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary.’
    • ‘It will be for individual treasurers to manage, but advice and training will be provided in regional meetings shortly to be announced from Church House.’
    • ‘Once again, the church board should prescribe the financial reporting it will receive from the church treasurer or business administrator.’
    • ‘Church treasurers and financial secretaries should serve for limited terms, such as two or three years.’
    • ‘The treasurer gave the financial account of the past year and the secretary gave an account of the yearly work undertaken and all officers were re-elected.’
    • ‘There will be a report from the treasurer about the financial situation, which is expected to be good.’
    • ‘The treasurer presented her financial report and it proved very satisfactory.’
    • ‘The Financial Services Modernization Act, passed in the waning days of last year's session of Congress, couldn't have come at a better time for corporate treasurers.’
    • ‘It was Jim, the company's vice president and treasurer, who discovered that something was amiss.’
    • ‘They offer a valuable training in democratic politics and many cabinet ministers have begun their careers as local chairmen, treasurers, and councillors.’
    • ‘He was also the treasurer of the Society for Italic Handwriting, his affiliation being reflected in his own exquisite copper-plate handwriting.’
    • ‘Some of the recommendations were specific - say, creating Web portals for certain client groups, like corporate treasurers.’
    • ‘Corporate-level treasurers earned an average of $245,700 in the form of options and other long-term incentives.’
    • ‘Even when he was the company's treasurer and chief financial officer in Europe, he went about his work quietly.’
    • ‘And to their credit, corporate treasurers have been heeding Greenspan's repeated hand signals that rates will go up.’
    • ‘Male financial managers and treasurers were found to be earning 40% more than women in the same role.’
    • ‘Soon after a brokerage house picked up coverage on the company, the broker's bankers approached the treasurer with a new financing vehicle.’
    • ‘The fact is, many finance chiefs and corporate treasurers are already familiar with the deal structure - it's similar to the way the U.S. government auctions treasury bills and notes to institutional investors.’
    • ‘The state treasurer also appoints a technical advisory board to provide information and advice to the board.’
    clerk, bank clerk, teller, bank teller, banker, bursar, purser
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    1. 1.1Australian The minister of finance.
      • ‘Flat taxes have been enthusiastically embraced in the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and have spread like wild fire, much to the delight of their treasurers.’
      • ‘A treasurer resigned - and resigned from Parliament - because of promises trashed after an election just over a decade ago.’
      • ‘Prime ministers and treasurers don't have godly powers.’
      • ‘I tell you what, as things are at present, I cannot possibly speak to Lord Treasurer for anybody.’
      • ‘In the 1973-74 crises, monetary policy lay in the hands of the treasurer.’
    2. 1.2British historical The head of the Exchequer.
      • ‘After the accession of George I of Great Britain in September, 1714, no more Lord Treasurers were appointed.’
      • ‘On the death of Burleigh he became Lord High Treasurer of England.’
      • ‘The white staff laid down by the Duke of Somerset was given to the new earl who contrived to remain Lord Treasurer until his death, twenty-two years later.’
      • ‘There pile it in a heap, and the King shall be so well-pleased that he will make you Lord Treasurer.’
      • ‘It is difficult to explain why there should be another extended biography prepared of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, who was Lord High Treasurer of England in the reign of Elizabeth.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French tresorier, from tresor (see treasure), influenced by late Latin thesaurarius.

Pronunciation

treasurer

/ˈtrɛʒ(ə)rə/