Trustee with good financial experience to serve as Treasurer for Anglo-Austrian Society.

Trustee with good financial experience to serve as Treasurer for Anglo-Austrian Society.

Trustee/Governor
J97816
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management

Where

Hatfield Broad Oak, CM22 7JT
Mainly at home, or remote opportunity.
Travel limit? The Society has no premises. Most Board meetings are online. Location is not an issue.

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Normally not much more than an hour a week. Extra time required mainly for quarterly Board meetings (preparation, participation), investment matters.

Deadline

06 Dec 2024

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The Society awards grants for projects that help to strengthen Austro-British cooperation across a range of different fields. As Treasurer you will be key to determining how the Society's funds for these purposes are best deployed over time.

What will you be doing?

The Society is keen to ensure that its grant-giving programme becomes more widely known both in the UK and in Austria. The Trustee who takes on the role of Treasurer does not need to speak German or to have links with Austria, although either or both would be welcome. The Society celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2024. As Treasurer, the Board wants someone who is willing to play an active part in planning the strategy for the decades ahead and in determining how the resources available for this purpose are best deployed.  

What are we looking for?

In addition to the responsibilities and personal qualities relevant to all Trustees, the Treasurer will demonstrate:

  • Commitment to the Society’s mission and purpose
  • Experience in the preparation and presentation of budgets and financial forecasts
  • Good strategic thinking, with an ability to balance opportunity and risk
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to bring financial information alive to non-finance specialists on the Board of Trustees
  • Readiness to liaise with the Society’s Independent Examiner and with the Society’s Investment Managers
  • Some knowledge of the particularities of charity finance

What difference will you make?

The role of Treasurer is vital for the work of the Board. As Treasurer you will help to ensure that we maintain and expand our grant-giving, and that this remains central to the vision for the future of the Society. 

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance, including a short note indicating why you are interested in the role, and mentioning your relevant experience.

Causes
  • Education
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    The Impact of the Society is demonstrated in particular through publication and dissemination of the outcomes of the projects which the Society funds through its grants.

    Its services, which...