Honorary Treasurer

Job Title: Honorary Treasurer
Location: Leeds
Contact Name: David Asquith
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 01, 2019 22:41

Job Description

Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society

YAHS ( was established in the 1860s to promote the study of the county’s past and will continue to do so in future.  It is a company registered by guarantee and a registered charity, and is led by a Management Board who are its directors and trustees.  Three officers - the Honorary Treasurer, the Honorary Secretary and the President are responsible for its day to day operation.   


Main responsibilities of the Honorary Treasurer

  1. Ensure that the Society’s financial affairs are conducted in accordance with the law, and in particular with the requirements of the Companies Acts, Charities Acts and standards of best professional practice, and keep the Society’s financial policies and procedures under review.
  2. Manage all financial transactions, ensuring that expenditure has been duly authorised.
  3. Attend meetings of the Board, its Finance Committee and the Society’s AGM, reporting as necessary on the Society’s income, investments, expenditure and balances.
  4. Ensure that records for all signatories for financial transactions are registered at the Society’s banks and kept up to date.
  5. Provide guidance and supervision for any person appointed to assist with the Society’s financial record keeping.
  6. Prepare the Annual Accounts for the Board’s approval in time for their submission to the Annual General Meeting, the Charity Commission and the Registrar of Companies.  
  7. Prepare and submit to HMRC a ‘gift aid’ claim annually.
  8. Act as point of contact for the independent examiner each year to support the preparation of the independent examiner’s statement.



The Management Board meets four or five times a year, the Finance Committee twice or otherwise as necessary, and the Society has one Annual General Meeting.  


Person specification

  • Like other Trustees the Honorary Treasurer is expected to adhere to the standards of conduct applicable to companies and charitable bodies.
  • Sound and relevant experience of accountancy at practitioner and managerial levels
  • Good team-working and interpersonal skills
  • An interest in archaeology or history in general, and ideally that of Yorkshire in particular.


In the first instance please contact David Asquith by email: