Treasurer

Treasurer

Trustee/Governor
J97432
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management

Where

Leeds, LS166BS
Mainly at the office

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

Treasurer role in a small faith-based youth charity.

What will you be doing?

  • Overseeing the presentation of budgets, internal management accounts and annual financial statements to the Board of Trustees. 
  • Ensuring that proper accounting records are kept, and that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place. 
  • Ensuring that robust and comprehensive financial policies are in place and being implemented, and supporting the development of policies covering financial reserves, and cost management. 
  • Monitoring and advising on the financial viability of the charity. 
  • Overseeing financial controls and adherence to systems, regularly liaising with the Team Leader. 
  • Advising on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plan, including overseeing the charity’s financial risk-management process 
  • Ensuring investments and assets are maximised.
  • Lead on the appointment of and liaison with external auditors. 
  • Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by relevant statutory bodies, for example, the Charity Commission and/or the Registrar of Companies.
  • Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities and liaising with the Chief Executive to develop the financial understanding of the Board of Trustee

In addition to the above, the Treasurer will also have the responsibilities and qualities of all trustees

What are we looking for?

  • A finance professional. A knowledge of charity finance is an advantage. Otherwise an enthusiasm to learn, drawing from sound commercial experience and an understanding of SMEs.
  • A strategic thinker with an ability to balance risk and opportunity.
  • Clear communicator with the ability to bring the financial information alive to non-finance specialists. 
  • Willing to play an active role in areas such as forecasting, setting budgets, liaising with auditors

What difference will you make?

Our trustees play a vital role in making sure that LFIS achieves its core purpose. They oversee the overall management and administration of the charity. They also ensure that LFIS has a clear strategy and that our work and goals are in line with our vision. Just as importantly, they support and challenge the Team Leader and Staff to enable LFIS to grow and thrive, and through this, to be good news to the high schools of Leeds.

Before you apply

A brief current CV and Covering Letter

Two references

For more information please contact us via Reach

Causes
  • Faith and ethics
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Nearly 30 years ago the churches in Leeds came together in response to the Faith in Leeds report to establish Leeds Faith in Schools to share the Good News with teenagers across the city. From...