Southern Staffordshire Community Energy and Chase Community Solar are community benefit societies based in Lichfield but carrying out projects across Staffordshire. Both organisations are innovative and leading organisations in sustainable energy in the area and we are seeking a volunteer to act, if possible, as treasurer to both societies as the current post holder is stepping down from both Boards at the AGM in July. This is an interesting opportunity for someone with experience of accounting/book keeping to make a contribution to both the day to day management and the strategic direction of the societies. An interest in and some knowledge of sustainable energy would be an advantage.
The person appointed should be capable of monitoring and reporting on income and expenditure and the overall bank balance to ensure each society is solvent and can meet any payments due. They will also be responsible for managing savings accounts as directed by the board, authorising on-line payments and expense claims, acting as signatory for cheques and acting as liaison point for our accountants (Sharenergy).
An additional skill would be advising on corporation tax although this is not essential.
If possible the person appointed should be available to work alongside the current treasurer until July and carry out some additional administrative tasks as requested by the Boards. Board meetings are held approximately monthly to six weekly.
The location is in South Staffordshire although most of the work can be done from home.
Please note that this position is for SSCE but any applicant prepared to cover it could also include Chase Community Solar.
Applications are particularly welcome from practicing or retired accountants or book keepers who can attend Board meetings but anyone who has a basic grasp of accounting procedures and has some experience of Board or committee work and can undertake the duties listed above is welcome to apply. We would be pleased to hear from suitably qualified people who want to contribute to a thriving third sector organisation in an increasingly important sector