Treasurer

Charity Comms

London, UK
Posted 1 week ago

About Charity Comms

CharityComms is the professional network for charity communicators. Our vision is for effective and inspiring communications to be at the heart of every charity’s work for a better world. Our purpose is to improve the standard of communications and champion its role in the sector. We represent, support, inspire, connect and inform our members and the wider charity communications community.

The Role

The role of the treasurer is to support the board to oversee all aspects of financial planning and management, and to make recommendations to the board in relation to CharityComms finances. It should be noted that having a treasurer role as part of the board structure does not absolve other board members from their financial responsibilities.

The treasurer is responsible for:
• Liaising with relevant staff about financial matters to ensure information to the board is comprehensive and clear, including regular management accounts, budget reports and cash flow forecasts
• Ensuring the development and presentation of budgets, accounts and financial statements to the required standards
• Providing assurance that appropriate financial systems and controls are in place
• Supporting the board to ensure compliance with relevant legislation
• Advising on the financial implications of strategic and operational plans
• Ensuring that proper financial records are kept
• Ensuring that board members are aware of their financial responsibilities and are capable of fulfilling them
• Taking the lead on the appointment and oversight of auditors
• To be instrumental in the development and implementation of financial, reserves and investment policies
• To contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets

Person Specification

Essential:
• Senior level general financial experience in either a commercial or not-for-profit setting.
• Direct experience of organisational governance, either as trustee, committee member or senior staff member directly engaged with trustee boards.
• Direct experience of strategic financial planning and future-modelling.
• Demonstrable ability to convey financial matters to non-financial experts and where necessary coach them, so that trustees and senior staff are able to make appropriately informed decisions.
• Demonstrable ability to actively scrutinise and make clear recommendations based on complex management accounts or longer-term budgets.
• Transparent, honest and diligent.
• Demonstrable ability to challenge constructively whilst respecting skills and experience of colleagues.
• Sufficient knowledge of investment markets and options to advise the board on appropriate investment of reserves.
• Willingness and ability to commit sufficient time to attend Quarterly finance committee and board meetings.

Desirable:
• Specific experience of membership organisations or professional or trade bodies, either as member, staff member or governor.
• Experience of both commercial and charitable organisations.

Job Features

Job CategoryBoard, Charity
LocationLondon, UK
SalaryThe position is not paid, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Closing date7th January

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Job Features

Job CategoryBoard, Charity
LocationLondon, UK
SalaryThe position is not paid, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Closing date7th January

Apply Online

Sarah Engerer - Principal Consultant UK