Treasurer

Treasurer

Trustee/Governor
J91560
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management

Where

Redhill, RH1 6GF
Mainly at home
Travel limit? You will need to travel to the Gatwick area once a month for committee meetings

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week

Are you passionate about animal welfare? We are looking for an enthusiastic person who understands finance to support us in our mission to prevent cruelty, promote kindness and alleviate the suffering of animals.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for someone to volunteer as a Branch Treasurer. 

What we can offer you as a volunteer Branch Trustee 

  • Ongoing support is provided by regional and national RSPCA staff in addition to any additional training provided by the relevant branch.
  • The platform to utilise your skills and experience to oversee the charity and make decisions that have a direct impact on local animal welfare.
  • The opportunity to gain new skills and develop existing ones, whilst making a real difference to the lives of animals.
  • A way to expand your professional and personal network through working with like-minded people.

Practical considerations and commitments

  • Please also note that to become a Trustee, you will need to be aged 18 or over. 
  • You will be expected to attend a Branch Committee meeting every month
  • Trustees are elected for a 12-month term each year.
  • Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Trustees must sign a Trustee Declaration of Willingness to Act to clarify that they are not disqualified from being a trustee and read the Charity Commission’s guidance for individuals on who cannot be a trustee or senior manager of a charity.
  • References will also be required.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated person who has a solid background and understanding of finance and is willing to learn charity finance. Skills in the following areas of the role are desirable: 

  1. Implementing and maintaining sound financial systems.
  2. Taking a lead role in ensuring the committee set annual financial budgets and plan the branch income and expenditure.
  3. Providing written financial reports for every branch meeting.
  4. Liaising with auditors/independent examiners regarding the production of the annual branch accounts and treasurer’s report.
  5.  Maintaining control of all bank accounts as authorised by the committee.
  6.  Executing and operate branch committee financial decisions and act as branch co-signatory.
  7.  Maintaining control over all branch paying-in books and receipt books and to ensure their correct use.
  8.  Coordinating financial control of all branch fundraising activities.
  9.  When appropriate, make quarterly VAT returns to headquarters promptly.
  10.  Ensuring the production, monitoring and annual review of the branch’s financial risk management strategy following the charity commission’s requirements.
  11.  Liaising with branch trustees and Branch Partnership Managers on Financial affairs as necessary and alert them immediately to any possible difficulties or irregularities.
  12. Ensuring the retention and safekeeping of all branch financial documentation for the appropriate time as set by the charity commission.
  13. Liaising with our provider for payroll and pension to ensure timely payment of wages. Liaison with HMRC on all tax related payments.

What difference will you make?

This role would play a vital role in supporting the Branch’s affairs so that it is governed and managed effectively, whilst continually having animal welfare at the forefront of their mind. 

Your skills we support our mission of supporting the work of the Local Inspector(s) who investigate animal cruelty and rescue animals in need.

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to have an informal chat with our Chair and Branch Manager.

Causes
  • Animals / wildlife
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    We are a separately registered branch of the RSPCA and exist to help local animals in need. We cover the Surrey East regions primarily the Redhill, Reigate and Dorking area. We are responsible for...