We are seeking a Finance Trustee or Treasurer with the knowledge and understanding to maintain an oversight on the charity’s finance activities at a strategic level.
About the Role
As either a Finance Trustee or Treasurer you will provide financial support to the organisation ensuring the charity operates on a sound and sustainable financial basis and in accordance with charity and companies’ legislation and financial policies.
You will provide advice and assistance to the Board of Trustees, the Chair and the Chief Executive in all matters relating to the financial running of the organisation, ensuring the charity operates on a sound and sustainable financial basis and in accordance with charity and companies’ legislation, and financial policies.
You will be a qualified accountant with demonstrable commercial awareness. You must have a good working knowledge of financial legislation relating to the running of a registered charity to fulfil both financial and governance duties
The Treasurer is elected at the first meeting of the financial year with all other key Board Office Holders and is expected to serve an initial two-year term and is eligible for reappointment for two further one-year terms.
The average time commitment of a Trustee is one day per month. This includes 5 full board meetings per year, and subcommittees, most of which meet quarterly. In the first couple of months, induction will require some additional time. All successful candidates are expected to sit on at least one relevant sub-committee.
You must have a sound knowledge of financial procedures together with a good working knowledge of financial legislation relating to the running of a registered charity to fulfil both financial and governance duties.
You will have knowledge and understanding to maintain an oversight on the charity’s financial activities at a strategic level. You will be able to offer well-informed views, constructive challenge and a commitment to best practice in relation to finance matters and their application in the charity sector.
This role relies on experience in a finance-related position, involving:
- Developing financial strategies
- Explaining financial matters to other Trustees
- Inputting on financial proposals
- Analysing and evaluating financial data and information
- Knowledge of the charity sector and charity SORP would be beneficial.
You will be asked to upload your current CV, setting out relevant experience and whether you would like to be considered for a Treasurer or Financial Trustee role.
Please supply a Cover Letter answering the following questions:
- What motivated you to apply for the position?
- What other experience or skills do you feel you could offer?
- Are there any areas of the organisation’s work you have a particular interest in and/or would like to become more involved in?
Closing Date: 30th April
Location: Wiltshire and Dorset
You may have experience in areas such as Treasurer, Accountant, Trustee, Finance Trustee, Finance Treasurer, Finance Manager, Business Accountant, Board, Volunteer, Governance, Manager, Strategic Planning, Accountancy, Trusts, Grant, Volunteer, Board Member, Chair.