Unpaid role, expenses paid
Job description

About the Role 

The Honorary Treasurer Trustee will join a highly committed and dynamic Board of Trustees and will play a central role in providing financial oversight for this Charity. They will be responsible for monitoring and advising on financial viability and stability, and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. 

Because of our small size, the right person will find themselves ‘rolling up their sleeves’ and acting as part of a team that really punches above its weight. In exchange for regular time commitment, the Honorary Treasurer will gain huge satisfaction from seeing the positive impact they are having on animal welfare across the UK and Ireland for cats and dogs.  

Time commitment 

As a Board member and member of the Governance Committee, you will be expected to attend 4 Board meetings and 4 Committee meetings per year. Meetings usually take place on Zoom for a duration of 2 – 3 hours, with 2 meetings held hybrid. 

In-between meetings you will spend around 1-3 hours per month providing advice and financial reports (with support from the Honorary BookKeeper). Hours may vary throughout the year, depending on activity.  

Key activities of the role 

  • Oversight of all financial aspects of the Charity to ensure both short and long-term viability. 

  • Act as a key contributor to the Finance, Governance and Risk Committee. 

  • Ensure that the Charity operates within the financial guidelines set out by current legislation, the Charity Commission, the Association’s Constitution and the Board. 

  • Ensure the Charity has adequate systems in place for financial and internal controls and that these are monitored and reviewed regularly. 

  • Lead on financial risk management and bring to the attention of the board any financial or other risks. 

  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation. 

  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns and accounts. 

Key Skills and Attributes for the Role 

As Treasurer, you will have a commitment to the organisation’s mission and values. We are seeking a person with sound financial knowledge, skills and qualifications, who ideally has a good understanding of charity finances and accounting for charitable funds. 

  • Financial management/accounting background, ideally with knowledge of charity accounting. 

  • Strong understanding of and commitment to upholding financial and corporate governance best practice 

  • Possesses strategic vision, good independent judgement, and the ability to think creatively. 

  • A team player and people person who is willing to get stuck in to make a difference 

  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort 

  • An understanding of membership-based organisations would be beneficial, but not essential. 

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Posted on: 08 August 2023
Closed date: 06 November 2023 at 23:59
Tags: Finance, Governance

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