Treasurer / Trustee required ideally to start September 2021

Email Vicky Chalmers MBE

Role Description of Treasurer

Note: The overall role of a Treasurer is to maintain an overview of our charity's financial viability and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. The role is a voluntary position and is ideally for 2 years. The Treasurer can expect to work approximately 6 hours per month and will be able to attend a monthly evening Trustee meeting.

Treasurer of Time 4 Children

In addition to the general responsibilities of a trustee, duties of the treasurer include the following.

  • Overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, accounts and financial reports / statements to Board of Trustees

  • Ensuring that our charity has an appropriate reserves policy

  • Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place

  • Staff Pay roll

  • Advising on the financial implications of our charity's strategic plans

  • Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies, for example the Charity Commission

  • Ensuring that the accounts are scrutinised in the manner required (independent examination / audit) and any recommendations are implemented

  • Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities

  • Contributing to the fundraising strategy of our charity

  • Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting and drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way

The treasurer should have the following skills

  • Financial qualifications and experience

  • Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes

  • The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences

  • Be prepared to make unpopular recommendations to the board

  • A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis

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