I am wondering why many churches do not consider the treasurer a staff position.
Treasurers are accountable for money, reports, tax payroll, paying bills, and filling out reports to the church board or council (among many other things that come into play).
The finances of any business, whether non profit or for profit, are the backbone of ANY company. There is financial accountability with a skill required.
I saw my dad fill this role for 50 years with nothing more than a thank you (and a lot of stress). All good businesses acknowledge the importance of this job and it seems strange the church does not.
To me, not acknowledging the role of treasurer as a staff position leaves the church vulnerable to many things.