Job Description

Supporting adult and young carers living and caring in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Richmond Carers Centre is a registered charity and network partner of the Carers Trust. We provide year-round information, support, advice and a range of well-being services, and our much-valued carer phone line is also at the heart of our work. 

As the voice of carers in the borough, we empower carers to have a clear understanding of their own needs and rights, helping them to be better informed and more confident when they access services now and in the future. 

Working with third-sector organisations and healthcare professionals, we are committed to identifying the borough’s many ‘hidden’ carers.

The role - TREASURER

The Board of Trustees has a critical role to play in ensuring the good governance of Richmond Carers Centre, that our business plan is effectively delivered and that we continue to do our best for the unpaid carers we support. 

Richmond Carers Centre is looking for a Treasurer to maintain an overview of the organisation’s financial affairs, to ensure our financial viability and that proper financial records and procedures are actively maintained.

You will be someone who understands and appreciates the importance of providing a service to unpaid adult and young carers. Specifically, the Treasurer will be responsible for:

  • Preparing budgets
  • Reporting on income and expenditure to the Board
  • Advising the Board on investment possibilities
  • Periodically overviewing financial policies and performing financial risk assessments
  • Completing grant applications (financial part)
  • Payroll reviewing and authorization
  • Supervision of bookkeeping and accounts, preparing monthly journals for bookkeeping (deferred grants and prepayments, petty cash, payroll analysis, accruals). Please note that familiarity with QuickBooks is essential
  • Keeping list of projects and accounts updated
  • Preparing expense reports for the staff use
  • Gift Aid returns
  • Liaison with the auditors and HMRC

Time commitment: six-weekly Board meetings plus on-going financial management activity

Responsible to: Chair (primary day to day liaison with the Chief Executive)

If you feel you can make a contribution we would very much like to hear from you.

If you would like to apply please

  • Send a summary CV
  • Send a covering letter which includes a supporting statement (250 – 500 words) about why you want to be Treasurer to Richmond Carers Centre and what contribution you could make

Closing date: Friday, 8 February

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