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Job Description

Richmond Carers Centre (RCC) is looking for a new treasurer. The primary functions of this voluntary role are to advise the board on financial matters and to ensure that the accounting and financial functions of the organisation are in order. All detailed financial activity and data input are undertaken by a contractor, who liaises with the treasurer.

The mission of the RCC is to deliver and be the gateway to direct support, information and access to services, for unpaid carers in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It has an income of some £600,000 and 12 full- or part-time employees.

Duties

The duties of the treasurer are to:

– Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation including the preparation and presentation of budgets and financial statements.

– Liaise with the Chief Executive and staff on financial matters when necessary.

– Liaise with the individuals that input accounting transactions to the organisation’s accounting system to ensure that it is accurate and up to date.

– Present financial reports to the board and recommend action where appropriate.

– Ensure that appropriate accounting policies, procedures and control are in place.

– Ensure that the organisation is compliant with financial legislation.

– Ensure that the necessary documentation is submitted to the accountants for the preparation of the statutory accounts in a timely manner.

– Liaise with the organisation’s external auditors.

– Present accounts to the annual general meeting.

– Monitor the organisation’s investment activity and ensure that its investments are consistent with the organisation’s values, policies and legal requirements.

– Be the HMRC contact and oversee the maintenance of the payroll system.

– Be a member of the organisation’s board, regularly attend board meetings and participate in other board related activities as may be agreed.

Person Specification

– The successful candidate should:

– Have the relevant knowledge and experience to undertake the role. An accounting qualification and some knowledge of the charity sector would be desirable but not essential.

– Be reasonably accessible to provide financial advice to the Chief Executive.

– Have the ability to communicate and explain financial matters to the board.

– Be able to regularly attend RCC board meetings that are currently held in the morning about every six weeks at the RCC head office in Twickenham.