Becoming an Honorary Treasurer
The Honorary Treasurer plays an important, but often unsung role in the life of any voluntary sector organisation. They help the trustee board to fulfil its obligation to provide financial oversight for the organisation.
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The Forum is open to all those who are currently or soon expect to be an Honorary Treasurer.
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The Forum was created to help Honorary Treasurers in the important work they carry out by providing a place where they can come together as a community, share expertise and promote best practice. We do this by:
- Organising regular meetings with
keynote speakers and networking opportunities
- Providing a source of helpful information through updates and briefings
- Carrying out research and producing relevant publications and
- Occasionally lobbying on behalf of Treasurers
Becoming an Honorary Treasurer is a rewarding experience
The role and responsibilities of an Honorary Treasurer and what valuable experience and skills finance professionals can gain from this position are discussed by Denise Fellows, Chief Executive of The Honorary Treasurers Forum.
Update on Audit and Risk
Monday 25 September 2017 15.00 for 15.30 at Cass
Sandra De Lord, a partner who specialises in governance and risk from Kingston Smith will be supporting James Cross to provide an introduction to the updated Charity Governance Code which was launched on 13 July 2017, with particular focus on section 4 of the code which concerns decision making, risk and control. The Code for the first time presents separate guidelines for large and small charities but urges all charities to include a line in their annual accounts explaining if they have followed the code. Sandra and James will specifically focus on the implications for smaller charities and provide some pointers as to how best to implement relevant aspects of the Code. In smaller charities the Treasurer is often also the Book-keeper with the risk of conflict caused by lack of clarity between the operations and governance roles.
September’s edition of Charity Finance includes an article on the results of a survey made by the Institute of Risk Management on the top risks perceived by charities. Kevin Thomas, Principal Risk Management Surveyor, Ecclesiastical Insurance is a member of the charities interest group at the IRM and will provide an overview of the findings.
Finally, you may be aware that the Charity Commission has just released an update to the framework for Independent Examinations. Alan Rawling from the Commission has helped develop CC32: Independent examination of charity accounts and will provide an update to this as well as requesting support for the upcoming update to CC31: the trustees’ guide to independent examination.
Summer Symposium and Forum Meeting
8 June 13.30 for 14.00 at UBS