Operating Code for the Business Office/Business Office Manager



Executive Committee

  1. The Manager serves as an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee, providing information as needed to Committee Members. 
  2. The Manager attends Executive Committee meetings if necessary and is kept abreast of decisions relevant to the responsibilities of running the business office.
  3. Discuss and coordinate changes in the Academy Web Site presented by the President to the Academy Executive Committee.

Treasury Responsibilities

  1. The Office handles all financial matters for the Academy, including, but not limited to dues, contributions, royalties, disbursements, investments, and financial statements. The Office is authorized to sign for the Academy in all financial situations, with all records being subject to scrutiny by the Secretary-Treasurer, who is also authorized to sign financial documents.
  2. The Manager insures that with each new election of the Secretary-Treasurer that said individual is eligible for signing all accounts on the Academy’s behalf.
  3. At the end of the fiscal year, the Office provides financial reports concerning the preceding fiscal year to the Secretary-Treasurer so s/he can prepare a budget analysis of the year and a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
  4. The Business Office is to inform the President of any donations given to the Academy.

Membership Functions

  1. The Office is responsible for sending out all membership renewal notices to members. Two notices are sent out by the Business Office.
  2. The Office provides the Secretary-Treasurer with quarterly membership renewal information.
  3. The Office maintains a current membership list and prepares a membership directory each year that is distributed to members attending the annual meeting and sends it to all other members following the Annual Meeting.
  4. The Office prepares a mailing of committee reports to send to all members who were not in attendance at the Annual Meeting.
  5. As requested, the Office assists all Committees in sending out mailings to members.
  6. The Office maintains the Academy’s Home Page on the Internet and updates it as requested by the Academy’s Webmaster or designated individuals.
  7. The Office maintains the current file of all Operating Codes as provided by the Secretary-Treasurer.
  8. Inform Fellows that the NAK Newsletter has been published on the World Wide Web.

Conference Management

  1. The Office handles all aspects of the Annual Meeting, including, but not limited to the following:
    Site selection recommendation
    Contractual negotiations
    Determination of recommended fee structure
    Preparation of all program and award materials
    Meal selections
    On-site event management
  2. The Manager works with the President and President-elect to ensure that all plans for the conference are coordinated efforts and all details are covered.

Proposed Timetable for AAKPE Business Office

  1. Following Annual Meeting – Bring resolution to bills and activities surrounding the Annual Meeting.
  2. Quarterly – Provide Secretary/Treasurer with update of membership.
  3. January – First mailing for membership renewal.
  4. February-March – Follow-up mailing for membership renewal.
  5. Spring – conduct mailings for election of new Fellows and Officers once ballots have been created by the respective Committees.
  6. Summer – Initiate site selection and recommendation for subsequent Annual Meeting.
  7. Prior to Annual Meeting – provide Secretary/Treasurer with update of annual budget.
  8. Early Fall – Prepare materials for Annual Meeting (e.g., mailings, Awards, Conference Center contact, etc.).
  9. Provide copies of Committee Reports for Fellows attending the Annual Meeting.