Role Title: Treasurer (Trustee - voluntary)
The South West International Development Network connects NGOs, civil society, think tanks, academics, consultants and private sector organisations to work together collaboratively on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The South West International Development Network (SWIDN) (Registered Charity. 1173320) was established in 2012 by volunteers to link the considerable number of organisations based in the region and help them to be more effective in tackling poverty and reducing inequality. Paid membership has reached over 40 organisations. In 2017, thanks to external funding from the Joffe Trust, the network appointed a part-time Coordinator who plays an integral role in building the network and its reach.
The overall responsibilities of the Treasurer (who sits on the Board of Trustees) are to monitor the financial administration of the network and report to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals on the state of its financial health, in line with best practice, and in compliance with the governing document and legal requirements.
Responsibilities and duties:
Overseeing and presenting budgets, internal management accounts and annual financial statements to the Board of Trustees
Leading in the Board’s duty to ensure that proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are properly controlled, invested and economically spent, in line with good governance, legal and regulatory requirements
Producing financial reports for donor reporting
Leading in the development and implementation of financial reserves, cost‐management and investment policies
Monitoring and advising on the financial viability of the charity
Overseeing the implementation of and monitoring specific financial controls and adherence to systems
Advising on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plan
Overseeing the charity’s financial risk‐management process
Acting as a counter signatory on charity cheques and important applications to funders
Attending quarterly Board meetings
Financial and business planning experience, including the skills to analyse funding proposals and interpret financial information including budgets and management reports
Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management (as necessary)
Good financial analysis skills
Ability to communicate clearly
Financial qualifications desirable
Experience in budget setting and monitoring
Experience of the not for profit sector either in a paid or voluntary capacity
Knowledge of the sector’s reporting regimes
Ability to present financial information clearly and make it understandable for non-finance people
What we offer:
Opportunities to access reduced rate training
Opportunities to network with global development organisations, staff and volunteers
Out of pocket expenses (travel costs)
References for future employment
How to Apply:
If you feel you have the skills and time to commit to this important role, please apply through CharityJob by sending a brief covering letter (1 page maximum) outlining why you are suitable and a copy of your up to date CV.
We will be in touch with successful applicants to arrange a brief meeting to discuss the role further. We will respond to all applicants.