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Job description

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Knowledge and experience of current finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations, preferably with regard to fundraising.

  • Knowledge and experience of financial management

  • Good financial analysis skills

  • Ability to communicate clearly

Overall Purpose

The Finance Trustee will also be the Chair of the Board’s Finance Committee, and oversee the financial matters of the charity in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing document and legal requirements and report to the board of trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation. The finance trustee plays a lead role for the Board of Trustees in ensuring that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are in place, and are appropriate for the charity.

Although the Finance Trustee leads for the Board of Trustees in overseeing the financial matters of the charity, all trustees continue to be jointly and severally responsible, and therefore accountable, for the administration of the charity.

Main Responsibilities

· To oversee, and present budgets, accounts, management accounts and financial statements to the Board of Trustees after discussion with the finance officer, where applicable.

· To ensure that proper accounts and records are kept, ensuring financial resources are spent and invested in line with the charity’s policies, good governance, legal and regulatory requirements.

· To be instrumental in the development and implementation of financial, reserves and investment policies.

Main Duties

· Liaising, where applicable, with the finance officer or other appropriate member of staff responsible for the financial activities of the organisation.

· Chairing the finance committee in line with the governance policy and terms of reference, and reporting back to the Board of Trustees.

· Liaising with the charity’s auditors or independent examiner, where appropriate.

· Monitoring and advising on the financial viability of the charity after liaising with the charity’s independent examiner/auditors.

· Creating, in liaison with the finance officer, sound financial instruments for the control of charity assets.

· Implementing and monitoring that specific financial controls and systems are in place and adhered to.

· Advising on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plan.

· Liaising with the charity secretary and finance officer, where applicable, to ensure that the charity’s annual accounts are compliant with the current Charities SORP.

· Acting as a counter-signatory where appropriate and for certain applications for funds.

· Maintaining sound financial management of the charity’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with the charity’s objects.

· Contributing to the fundraising strategy of the organisation.

Why join the charity?

·Play an integral part in the way the charity is run, ensuring it remains sustainable and financially viable

·Use your skills and expertise

·Helping a local charity to deliver its strategic objectives and give something back to the community

·Meet new people from different backgrounds 

The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 26 January 2024.

The role is voluntary and not remunerated, however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

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Refreshed on: 23 February 2024
Closing date: 08 April 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Advice, Information,Finance,Fundraising,Advocacy

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