As a VPF, Teh Adri was required to have good communication and negotiation skills due to VPF’s role in persuading companies, United Nations’ Agencies (UNA), even Government Organizations (GO), or other sponsorships to achieve an agreement. Another important thing she learned after becoming a VPF was being a good leader meant you should empower and be helpful for your team members. Regulating all the financial activities of 23 locals, more than 10.000 medical students all over Indonesia, 600 activities, 6 standing committees, and 7 national meetings made Teh Adri get used to working under pressure, learning about time management, and coping mechanisms.
In addition, for becoming a good treasurer, especially in an organization, there are some criterias that you need. You need to be organized because as a treasurer you will be the key person in financial planning in the organization. Since money is a sensitive thing, honesty is really important, and since finance isn’t our major you have to be willing to learn. You can learn about finance from many sources like journals, case studies, and books.
According to Teh Adri, good financial management is a managerial activity when you can make a balance between income and outcome so every activity in an organization can go well. Managing money is a crucial thing because every execution costs money. If there is a deficit, the event will not run but if there is a surplus then the event will be considered as a successful event. So, how to manage the money of organization? Don’t worry, there are some tips from Teh Adri!
- Make your financial plan, because only we knew our personal financial needs!
- Be realistic! Don’t be too optimistic but don’t be too pessimistic too.
- Always prepare a reserve fund.
- Seek for all possible opportunities! Other than fundraising, you can get income from sponsorship and the dean.
- Keep your extra money!
Then lastly, Teh Adri leaves some messages for CIMSA FK Unpad members. First, know your potential. When you know what is your passion and you can be consistent with your passion, you will be a representation in the right place where you can make a greater impact on others. Second, as a medical student, having a good work-life balance is an important thing. Last but not least, CIMSA has a board realm, you can get everything from CIMSA. So, let’s develop yourself in CIMSA!