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Quetzal Treasurer Role Description

The Quetzal Project is looking for a new Treasurer to join their friendly Board.

About Quetzal

Quetzal works to provide free, and inclusive, counselling, support services and outreach to empower women and girls who have experienced childhood sexual abuse to begin recovery from trauma. We are available to all women over the age of 16 in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and provide the longer-term support necessary to work with the multiple and complex trauma caused by childhood sexual abuse.  

Role summary

Being a Quetzal trustee is a central role within the charity. The role of a charity trustee is to oversee the management and direction of a charity. Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the charity stays true to its mission and objectives while following all legal and regulatory requirements.

Trustees have a large and responsible role in safeguarding the Charity through strategic governance and responsible decision making.

Quetzal Trustees are both Trustees of the Charity and Directors of the company.

The role of a Treasurer is to:

  • Monitor the financial standing of the charity and reports to the Board and senior employees regarding cash-flow forecasting, income streams, out-going expenses, and the overarching strategic management of the charity’s financial resources.
  • Oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process and report financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals.
  • Acts as a counter signatory on cheques and applications to funders and ensure that annual accounts are submitted to all relevant regulators in a timely fashion.
  • Liaising with external auditors on financial issues and ensuring that the charity’s finances are responsibly managed/invested for the betterment of the charity’s work and for the beneficiaries it serves.
  • Ensure all strategic plans are financially appraised and budgets are aligned to both short-term and long-term objectives each year.
  • Liaise with Finance Director and trustees to prepare and produce management accounts regularly.

Person specification


  • Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
  • Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Good communication and leadership skills


  • Knowledge of charity finance or willingness to learn.
  • Dedicated to the organisation's cause and objectives and willing to act as the charity’s ambassador to external bodies, charities, and companies.

Time commitment

  • The Board currently meet for 2 hours every other month on a Thursday evening. This takes place remotely. The meeting may move to face-to-face in the future.
  • An annual AGM that takes place in November




Posted on: 19 April 2023
Closed date: 18 July 2023 at 23:59
Tags: Finance, Governance