Treasurer

Treasurer

Trustee/Governor
J95802
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management

Where

Cromarty, IV11 8XA
Mainly at home, or mainly at the office.
Travel limit? 25 miles limit for incurred travel expenses

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week
We are committed to being flexible and accommodating to our team's individual needs.

The Treasurer is expected to take a “hands on” role in the day-to-day finances of the organisation,  the maintenance of a positive cashflow and the preparation of the annual accounts.

What will you be doing?

In particular, the Treasurer is responsible for:  

  1. Liaising with the Manager, other senior team members and Chair(s) of the Trustees to prepare the annual budget and presenting it  to the Board of Trustees for approval  
  2. Advising on the financial implications of the Trust’s strategic plans  
  3. Preparing the annual accounts, liaising with the Trust’s auditors during the audit and presenting  them to the Trust’s Annual General Meeting.  
  4. Providing the financial contents to the Annual Report   
  5. Preparing all the statutory returns in connection with the annual accounts  
  6. Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR)
  7. Ensuring that the accounts are audited and any recommendations are implemented  
  8. Monitoring the Trust’s investments, liaising with the Trust’s Fund Managers and reporting to      the Board of Trustees on a quarterly basis  
  9. Ensuring that the Trust has appropriate liquidity  
  10. Monitoring reserves to ensure that they are appropriate for the Trust’s needs and reporting to  the Board of Trustees on a quarterly basis  
  11. Preparing and presenting general financial reports to the Board of Trustees
  12. Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place  
  13. Liaising with staff and volunteers about financial matters  
  14. Ensuring the Trust’s compliance with current relevant legislation  
  15. Contributing to the fundraising strategy of the Trust.  

What are we looking for?

The skills, experience and qualities that are expected from the Treasurer.  All Trustees should be able to demonstrate basic qualities of commitment and integrity; the Treasurer  should demonstrate additional skills, including experience of financial management appropriate to the size  and complexity of the finances of the Trust:  

  • Recognised book-keeping/accounting qualifications and/or similar experience  
  • Experience of charity finance  
  • The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences  
  • A preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the Board of Trustees 
  • A willingness to be available to all staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis.

What difference will you make?

We have a team of voluntary Trustees who provide the strategic direction for the charity and have oversight of the governance. This could be a skills development role for you or part of a change of career, or even part of your retirement!

Before you apply

To have an informal chat please contact us via Reach. 

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