Volunteer – Treasurer Trustee

Job Details


The role

  • to assist the Board to see the bigger picture
  • bring a fresh perspective to Financing plans and strategy
  • support the organisation?s finance manager
  • to ensure finance department is of the highest standard and priority

Main responsibilities and duties of the role

(In relation to Finance Budgeting and strategic financial planning)

  • Ensure all strategic plans are financially appraised and budgets are aligned to both short-term and long-term objectives each year.
  • Oversee planning/budgeting processes in participation with the Board and constructively challenge where required.
  • Suggest alternative scenarios while evaluating strategic plans as a part of the risk management process and as a part of performance and reporting scenarios.
  • Create greater transparency and accountability to improve resource allocation and charity’s image by adding specific measures as per SORP guidelines
  • Management Reporting
  • Ensure a high standard of management accounting is maintained in order to safeguard assets
  • Liaise with Finance Manager and trustees to prepare and produce management accounts regularly
  • Statutory Financial Reporting
  • Board level liaison with external auditors on specific issues in the auditing process and related board representations
  • Guide and advise fellow trustees to formally approve the annual report and audited accounts
  • Explain technicalities of accounts in plain language which is fully understood by the trustees. Reserves Policy
  • Develop reserves policy and safeguard the organisation’s finances.
  • Keep the board informed of free reserves position regularly and advise to cope with changing circumstances.
  • Monitor the financial standing of the charity and reports to the Board and CEO regarding cash-flow forecasting, income streams, out-going expenses and the overarching strategic management of the organisation’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 organisation?s finances are responsibly managed/invested for the betterment of the organisation’s work and for the beneficiaries it serves
  • All other responsibilities as defined in the role of trustee Time Commitment

You will be required to commit to around one to two days per month, including four Trustee Board meetings a year. You may also be a sub-committee member and attend specific meetings.

Essential Desirable Experience/ Qualifications/ Skills

  • Qualified accountant with demonstrated commercial awareness and knowledge
  • Knowledge of charity SORP and impending changes
  • Competent use of IT skills
  • Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakehold

Centre of Sign-Sight-Sound
Colwyn Bay, Conwy. North Wales
Start Date
Approx June 2017
Job type
Vacancy Reference
Contact Details
Kelsey Ree-Dykes on 01492 530013 or email: Kelsey.Rees-Dykes@deafassociation.co.uk
Added to site
Mar 12th, 2017

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