I was told only yesterday that the elder in charge of the accounts has lost a few £££ here and a few £££ there due to having absolutely zero experience in handling finances. A sister who has been a qualified accountant for 30 years and has many many companies as her clients offered to help... what do you think happened? She was told of course she cant help, she's a sister. Only men can do the accounts.
It boggles the mind.
It can be quite in order according to the WT - and it's interesting you say that an elder is doing it already, rather than a ministerial servant as would normally be expected.
And, if the guys continue do the public facing collection of monies from the contribution boxes, then the accounts is one of the easiest jobs to basically hand over to a sister to do.
A word of warning to those apparently used to doing accounts, the WT's way is weird, totally weird - so actually they're not always the best to choose
SIsters would often do the congregation's three-monthly audit anyway, no problem with that.
Organized to do Jehovah's Will, pages 52 to 53
Ministerial Servants Render Valuable Service
One ministerial servant may be assigned to care for the literature so that we can obtain it for personal use and for the field ministry. Another may care for the magazines. Others are assigned to keep congregation accounts or territory records.
If brothers are not available, an exemplary sister could be asked to assist with some things, even though she would not, of course, be appointed as a ministerial servant. An individual who is exemplary is someone whose conduct and worship are considered worthy of imitation. His or her meeting attendance, share in the ministry, family life, choices of entertainment, dress and grooming, and so forth are good examples for others.
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