Volunteer Charity Accountant/Trustee

London (Central), London (Greater)
15 Aug 2017
15 Nov 2017
Volunteer Charity Accountant/Trustee
Evenings, Weekends

About us: The GT Scholars programme is a not-for-profit social enterprise that tackles educational inequality by giving ambitious young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, the support, skills and strategies they need to achieve their academic and career ambitions.

What makes us different? There are a range of charitable organisations and social enterprises offering programmes to improve the life chances of young people. However, The GT Scholars programme has the capacity to work with all state school pupils, not just those on Free School Meals. This means that we are able to help a wide range of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and they do not need to be referred by their school in order to qualify for support.

Responsibilities: As a charity trustee, you will be working closely with the charity CEO, monitoring and reporting finances to the other trustees of the charity (CIO) and the advisory board for the Community Interest Company. Your role will involve:

  • Ensure that the charity and community interest company stay up to date with accounts and important information submitted to HMRC, charities commission and companies house.
  • Check that management accounts have been produced and the charity is in line with budget allocations for the year
  • Assist with the development and long term stability of the business finances
  • Preparing for, attending and actively participating in quarterly board meetings
  • Be committed to the organisation’s vision and aims

Person specification:

  • You’ll be a qualified finance professional (ACA/ACMA/ACCA) with experience in financial accounting for a not-for-profit organisation who seek to pro-actively keep up-to-date with accounting standards.
  • You will be familiar with charity accounts including gift aid and fundraising rules.
  • You will ensure the organisation follows best practices and response to changes in rules.
  • You need to be focused, take ownership, have great time management skills, effectively manage the business finances in an open manner.
  • Have a passion and enthusiasm for social mobility and educational equality
  • Be committed to the organisation’s vision and aims

Availability: Support with the growth of GT Scholars on an ad-hoc basis - Approximately 3-4 hours per month. Attend quarterly trustee meetings (April, July, October and January)

Additional information: Please note that this is a volunteering role. This role will suit a candidate that is looking for a volunteering opportunity that makes use of his or her professional skills.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in and you have a genuine passion for social mobility and educational equality, then get in touch with us by calling 0208 8168066 or filling in the online contact form www.gtscholars.org/contact-us