Hi, my name is Ruben Tober. I am the Treasurer of the 57th EFR Board. I am 22 years old and grew up in Dordrecht. I am currently finishing my bachelor Economics & Business Economics at the Erasmus school of Economics. Next to that, I try to finish my bachelor Fiscal Law next year at the Erasmus School of Law. In the past, I was involved two committees, namely the Activities committee and the Eurekaweek committee. I enjoyed being in a committee a lot and for that reason I applied for a full-time board year.
As Treasurer, I am in charge of the financial part of EFR. I started this academic year with making the budget for the forthcoming 12 months. This budget had to be in line with the long-term strategic policy of the association. In addition, the consequences of the covid-19 pandemic have to be taken into account. During the year, I adjust this budget to new expectations of costs and revenues in order to make the right decisions for all projects.
In the end, it is my goal to make sure that every euro spent delivers the maximum benefit to the organization as a whole. After all you can’t spend money twice. This requires me to have a lot of contact with all the different committees and, of course, my board in order to get the most up-to-date information.
Furthermore, I take care of the financial administration and make sure that it is done according to legislation. I am also responsible for timely payment of invoices, taxes and debtors and I sign for every single outgoing penny. As Treasurer, I have affinity with financial figures and I am able to keep a good overview of EFR. I can make strategic decisions and have to stand my ground when needed. This also means I have to be able to say “no” to my fellow board and committee members. I also identify and manage risks when they appear.
If you have any questions or want to know more about my position or about EFR, don’t hesitate to contact me or come by our office for a cup of coffee.
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