2+2=You! We're looking for a Treasurer, can you do the math?

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Organisation: NIDAS - Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Services

Location Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 2AE
Where the role is based Mainly at home, or mainly at the office.
Travel limit No limit but local has the advantage
Opportunity type Trustee/Governor
Reference number J54791

Opportunity description

NIDAS is a registered charity whose core purpose is quite simply to keep people safe from abuse. We're looking for someone with financial acumen to help guide us through the numbers and make sense of the figures.

The role

The overall role of a Treasurer is to maintain an overview of the organisation's affairs. Ensuring its financial viability and that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

General responsibilities

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • To oversee the effective and efficient financial administration of the organisation.
  • To ensure the organisation applies its resources appropriately
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions.

Additional duties of the treasurer

  • Reviewing budgets, accounts and financial statements with any paid staff or Trustees as required, including advising on any financial implications.
  • Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy
  • Keeping the Executive Board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
  • 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

This role is subject to an advanced Disclosure & Baring Check (DBS).

This role is open to all genders.

Required skills

  • Accountancy
  • Accountancy (part qualified)
  • Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Business development
  • Business advice / analysis
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning

Person description

  • Financial qualifications and/or experience
  • The skills to analyse proposals and understand their financial impact
  • Commitment to the organisation
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Good, independent judgement
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team

What impact the opportunity will have

Finance is probably one of the most important parts of the charity. Having robust, transparent and effective systems in place to manage the finances is essential to the long term sustainability of the organisation.

You can play a huge part in ensuring we meet the needs of children, young people and families across Mansfield and Ashfield through your knowledge, skills and expertise.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

NIDAS will offer and provide all volunteers access to training and development, in particular, awareness of domestic violence and abuse.

Volunteering looks great on a CV, you may be wanting to develop your career and supporting a charity will give you that little bit extra that others don't have.

Time commitment

Either in or out of office hours

Board meetings are bi-monthly and take place at our base in Mansfield from 5.00 to 7.00pm. Trustees also take part in the AGM and team away day.

Other details

The areas that we have selected as 'key skills' for this position are negotiable. We don't expect anyone to have all the skills but essentially we are looking for someone with financial acumen who can support the organisation.

Additional application instructions

Prospective Trustees are invited to chat with other Board members to get a feel for what is involved and ask questions. We have an application form that we ask all volunteers to complete. If successful, you will then be invited to an informal chat. Following this, your application will be presented to the other Board members who will vote to elect the candidate. Upon successful completion of all stages, your details will be registered with the charity commission and companies house. You officially join the Board!