The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
The Costume Society
Added: 24 September 2018
We are the UK’s largest and longest-established fashion and dress history network for a variety of professionals and anyone interested in all aspects of clothing – past and present, around the globe. Our activities include an annual two-day conference plus other events and our academic journal, Costume, published by Edinburgh University Press.
The Costume Society is a national charity and Trustees are located across the UK. Committee meetings take place in London.
The Costume Society seeks a new Honorary Treasurer/Trustee (to replace our long-standing incumbent) to manage our financial affairs. We seek someone with financial experience to join our Executive Committee to handle the practical aspects of our finances and investment funds, and provide the financial vision that will enable us to expand our charitable activities. We have managed investment funds providing income for our five annual awards, which offer from £500 to £5,000 for research, conservation, curatorial and design-related activities. The Society has recently appointed an Accounts Keeper who makes weekly entries in the Society’s bespoke Excel accounts workbook and is responsible to and works with the Hon. Treasurer.
- Maintain the financial affairs of the organisation in accordance with the Costume Society constitution (as one of its trustees).
- Maintain records in accordance with current accounting standards and charities law.
- Notify the trustees of any concerns regarding cash flow or the financial health of the Society.
- Pay invoices authorized by members of the Executive Committee.
- Submit appropriate reports to the Executive Committee meetings and to the AGM
- Prepare annual balance sheet and statements of financial activities
- Submit accounts to independent examiners for audit
- Attend the meetings of the Executive Committee held three times a year (usually late Sept, mid Jan and early May) to report on and discuss financial issues.
- Make trustees and officers aware of their financial obligations and explain financial data to them.
- Advise the Committee on the financial viability of its plans and proposals, including any fundraising and development strategies.
- Monitor bank current cash flow projections & increase/decrease short term deposits.
- Oversee the activities of the Accounts Keeper.
- Submit three annual HMRC online income tax reclaims.
We also require:
- Membership of the Costume Society.
- Experience of financial management and fundraising.
- An ability to communicate financial information clearly.
- Sound financial analysis skills.
- Facility with Excel.
- A reputable security system on your computer.
For more information contact:
Shaun Cole (Acting) Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
The Costume Society's website: Costume Society
Closing date: 19 October 2018
DSAchieve is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation formed by parents of children with Down Syndrome. We empower the families of children and young people with Down Syndrome to enable them to fulfil their potential, whatever that may be - and it will be different for every child or young person.
Potential may be centred on education, social inclusion, sporting achievement, personal happiness, good health and wellbeing, or other personal family goals. All families' goals are different and our aim is to support those goals in whatever way we can, while having fun and making new friends along the way!
Treasurer and Finance Trustee - role profile
The Board of Trustees has ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of DS Achieve, ensuring it is solvent, well-run and it delivers its objectives, as detailed in the Constitution.
As a new charity, the day to day management of DS Achieve is currently carried out by the Board of Trustees, of which there are three members. DS Achieve also has an Education Advisor who is involved in strategic planning and advisory services for the charity. The Board of Trustees meets monthly with regular communication in between meetings, as needed.
DS Achieve is looking for an additional trustee who is a qualified accountant and, preferably, has experience in managing the finances of a charity. As DS Achieve is a young and small charity, the Finance Trustee/Treasurer will need to, at least initially, take a hands-on role in the day-to-day finances and other activities of the organisation.
- Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure DS Achieve complies with:
- its governing document
- charity law
- any other relevant legislation and regulations
- accepted accounting practice.
- Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
- Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
- Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.
- Adhere to Trustee Code of Conduct
- Attend monthly Trustee meetings
- Use financial knowledge and skills to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions, including providing guidance on new initiatives, leading discussions, scrutinising board papers
- Prepare and present the financial position at monthly Board meetings (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc)
- Liaise with relevant Board members and/or volunteers, where appropriate, to ensure the financial viability of the organisation
- Make fellow Board members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them
- Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year
- Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed, as needed, in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies (e.g. The Charity Commission)
- Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place, ie cheque signatories, purchasing limits, purchasing systems, petty cash/ float, online banking processes, others as appropriate
- Appraise the financial viability of plans and proposals
- Ensure the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs
- Ensure the charity has an appropriate reserves policy
- Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner and ensure that any recommendations are implemented
- Undertake bookkeeping duties ensuring posting and bookkeeping is kept up-to-date
- Maintain the petty cash system and regularly process petty cash claims, if required
- Regularly carry out reconciliations
- Arrange payments to creditors as appropriate and arrange appropriate signatures on payments.
- Make the necessary arrangements to collect payments from debtors and bank payments promptly
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of relevant financial practices, legislation and guidelines
- Ensure any charity equipment and assets are adequately maintained and insured
- Commitment to DS Achieve, and a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
- Financial qualifications, and knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations
- Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management (as necessary)
- Good financial analysis skills.
- Excellent communicator, both written and orally
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- Passion and/or interest in working with people with Down Syndrome and their families
For more information contact:
Kelly Harris, email@example.com
DSAchieve's website: DSAchieve
Gender and Development Network (GADN)
Closing date: 17 October 2018
The Gender and Development Network (GADN) brings together expert NGOs, consultants, academics and individuals committed to working on gender, development and women’s rights issues. Our vision is of a world where social justice and gender equality prevail and where all women and girls are able to realise their rights free from discrimination. Our goal is to ensure that international development policy and practice promotes gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights. Our role is to support our members by sharing information and expertise, to undertake and disseminate research, and to provide expert advice and comment on government policies and projects.
The role of the Treasurer includes maintaining oversight of the organisation’s financial affairs on behalf of the Board of Trustees, and providing guidance to the Board of Trustees, Secretariat and Advisory Group on financial stewardship of the organisation in line with the strategic aims. The Treasurer will have a demonstrable commitment to the vision, mission, aims and values of GADN, experience with budgets and financial systems, and an ability to think creatively and exercise judgement and integrity.
Please see the Treasurer Job Description for more information or contact:
Natasha Piette Basheer
Gender & Development Network
+44 (0) 203 122 0609
GADN's website: GADN