The following organisations are seeking an Honorary Treasurer:
The Environment Trust
Added: 19 September 2018
The Environment Trust is an established buildings preservation and landscape trust caring for places and connecting to people of all ages and backgrounds across southwest London. Our purpose is to preserve and conserve the best of our built and natural heritage. Our aim is to inspire a love of local places and enhance people’s lives through raising awareness and encouraging involvement, inclusion, volunteering and learning.
We are keen to recruit a treasurer to further strengthen our organisation and help us meet our goals. You would be required to attend Trustee Board and Finance Board meetings 6 times a year, plus occasional meetings with the Finance Officer. Meetings are held at the Trust offices - ETNA, 13 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham, TW1 2AR
This post is voluntary and not remunerated.
Purpose of the role
To maintain an overview of the Trust's financial affairs; ensure its financial viability; make sure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained; support the Trustees and staff with Trust related financial queries.
The post holder will
- Be interested and supportive of the Trust’s aims and objectives
- Take ownership of the financial systems of the Trust
- Ensure good financial governance
- Keep the Trustees informed of the financial health of the Trust
- Deliver project and operational budgets each year
- Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
- Overseeing, approving and presenting to the Trustees, budgets, accounts and financial statements
- Ensuring that the financial resources of the Trust meet its present and future needs
- Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy
- Chairing the Finance Board
- Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
- Liaising with any paid staff and volunteers about financial matters
- Advising on the financial implications of the Trust's strategic plans
- Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate investment policy (if applicable)
- Ensuring buildings equipment and assets are adequately maintained and insured
- Liaise with external accountant, or examiner responsible for statutory examination of accounts
- Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies, e.g. The Charity Commission and/or the Registrar of Companies
- Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
- Contributing to the fundraising strategy of the Trust
- Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting and drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way
- Authorise payments when required
Person Specification, Training, experience & qualifications
- A financial training to Financial Controller level is desirable
- A financial qualification would be useful
- Knowledge & skills
- Proven capacity for strategic thinking
- Proven self-starter with evidence of achievement of objectives
- Attention to detail and meeting deadlines
- Able to develop and deliver advice, training and other kinds of support to Trustees and staff
- Good understanding of SSAPs as they affect charities
- Interpersonal skills
- Excellent team-working and leadership skills with people of diverse backgrounds and levels of knowledge
- Excellent negotiating and influencing skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability to adapt communication styles to a variety of circumstances
- Skilled at belonging to or working with business networks to enhance the work of the Trust
This job description is subject to change. Job descriptions are updated in consultation with the post-holder on a regular basis to ensure they continue to reflect the needs of the role.
For further information about this job please contact Berny Simcox, CEO
M: 07860 878 462
Environment Trust's website: Environment Trust
Added: 18 September 2018
Lightyear Foundation is a science education charity working to ensure that every child has access to good quality science education. Its flagship project, Sensory Science, breaks down the barriers for disabled children to participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) through play, exploration and creativity.
We are based in London and Bristol and are seeking a Treasurer to undertake the following:
- Act as a signatory on the bank account
- Occasional liaison with Lightyear’s firm of accountants
- Authorise payments
- Support the CEO with the annual budget or finance documents for trust/grant applications and Board updates
- Attend quarterly Board Meetings in Central London or via conference call.
For more information contact:
Katherine Sparkes: Katie@lightyearfoundation.org
Lightyear Foundation's website: Lightyear Foundation
Closing date: 30 November 2018
Claridge House was opened as a healing centre in 1954, by members of the Friends Fellowship of Healing, a Quaker interest group.
In 2016, it became an independent CIO, and now offers individual and group retreats, bed and breakfast and a range of courses, focusing on health and spirituality.
The objects of the CIO are: To advance physical and mental health by the provision and maintenance of a centre for healing, rest and renewal in accordance with the principles of the Society of Friends for persons, regardless of their religion or belief.
Your overall responsibilities will include:
- Oversee the financial affairs of Claridge House and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice, seeking advice from the Auditor/Independent Examiner as appropriate;
- Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place and adhered to.
- Monitor the financial health of the organisation
- Report on the financial position to other Trustees at Board Meetings (including historic accounts and cash flow forecasts);
- Ensure fellow trustees are aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them;
- Oversee the production of legally required financial reports/returns, accounts including liaising with the Independent Examiner regarding Annual Accounts and contributing to the Trustees’ Annual Report.
We’re looking for a qualified or part-qualified accountant or someone with equivalent experience. Some familiarity with charity financial management would be useful, but not essential. Additionally, you should be in sympathy with the Quaker aims and principles on which Claridge House is run. We estimate a time commitment that averages out at 2 days a month including trustee meetings every 2 months and occasional meetings with the finance team, as required. We hope to appoint by 1 January 2019.
Please see the Treasurer Role Description for more information or contact:
Jane Short ( Clerk to Trustees) at: email@example.com
To apply please complete the Claridge House application form and return to Jane at the above email address.
Claridge House's website: Claridge House