Treasurer for Group Scout Council - Sheet, near Petersfield

Treasurer for Group Scout Council - Sheet, near Petersfield

Trustee/Governor
J70059
At a glance

Skills

  • Database / CRM development
  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management

Where

Sheet, GU32 2AN
Mainly at home, or mainly at the office.
Travel limit? Within 10 miles

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 0-3 hours / week
Attendance will be required for the Group Executive meetings (held 6 times a year) and the Annual General Meeting.

We’re looking for someone with financial and accounting skills.This role will be responsible for the accounts of the Scout Group, enabling volunteers to deliver a great experience to young people. This is a Trustee position.

What will you be doing?

Role summary: To provide sound financial administration, support and information in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.

Term: 3 years (flexible)

Responsible to: Group Chairperson

Main contacts: Members of the Group Executive Committee, District Treasurer, Group Scout Leader, Section Leaders and parents of youth members.

Appointment requirements: Have a sound understanding of financial management and reporting. Understand and accept The Scout Association’s policies and have a satisfactory DBS clearance. Complete the relevant training for the role as a Trustee and undertake ongoing training as required.

Responsibilities of a Group Treasurer:

  • Manage and monitor the financial activities of the Group.
  • Prepare and present financial reports and accounts to the Executive Committee.
  • Leading the Executive Committee in the creation of budgets and financial planning and monitoring of these.
  • Ensuring that all financial reports, annual statements of account and supporting documents (including receipts, cheque books and bank statements) are maintained accurately and in accordance with legal regulations.
  • Ensuring that the Group is financially able to function, has appropriate reserves and accounting procedures and controls in place.
  • Prepare the Annual Statement of Accounts for independent examination and approval by the Executive Committee and presenting these at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Administering the process of Independent Examination of the Annual Statement of Accounts in accordance with Policy, Organisation and Rules.
  • Membership and attendance of any finance working groups or sub-Committees set by the Executive Committee where appropriate.

What are we looking for?

Essential:

  • Financial accounting experience
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to think creatively and solve problems
  • Able to analyse financial information effectively
  • Ability to summarise financial information for different audiences
  • Good IT skills
  • Able to maintain independent and objective judgement

 

Desirable:

  • Previous experience of financial management or the role of a Charity Treasurer
  • Willing to speak one’s mind and listen to the views of others.
  • Able to maintain independent and objective judgement

What difference will you make?

Every year we help young people in the UK develop into good citizens; to experience the outdoors, interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. The Scouting programme impact is huge - it gives young people resilience, improves mental wellbeing, leadership skills, teamwork and a sense of community.

What's in it for the volunteer?

Great treasurers go beyond annual budgets, audits, and financial reports to bring financial leadership to the organisation. Now more than ever, young people need our support for their wellbeing and future prospects. We provide the skills, and the sense of hope and belonging they so badly need in these incredibly challenging times.

We’re inspired every day by the work our brilliant volunteers are doing to help give our young people skills for life. We owe it to them to give them the future they deserve.  

Before you apply

An informal chat with the Group Scout Leader and Group Chair can be arranged if further information is required.
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  • Young people
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