Honorary Treasurer (Voluntary role)

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  • Sector:

    Education, Environment, Regulatory

  • Contact:

    Miriam Deacon

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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  • Client:

    Cremation Society of Great Britain


The Honorary Treasurer's specific responsibilities are to:

  • guide and advise the Council in the approval of budgets, accounts and financial statements;
  • keep the Council informed about its financial duties and responsibilities;
  • advise the Council and the Chief Executive on the financial implications of the charity?s strategic plans and key assumptions included in the annual budget;
  • confirm that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs, including pensions? investments, and that there is an adequate reserves and investments policy;
  • understand the accounting procedures and key internal controls to be able to assure the Council that the charity's financial integrity is sound;
  • ensure that the accounts are properly audited, that accepted recommendations of the auditors are implemented;
  • meet the auditor independently from the Society's Chief Executive, at least once a year;
  • formally present the accounts at the annual general meeting, drawing attention to important points, either in a written report or orally;
  • monitor the charity's investment activities and ensure its investment policy is consistent with the charity's policies, aims, objectives and legal responsibilities;
  • advise on the financial aspects of the society's annual conference, publications and research

This is a home-based working role with the requirement to attend four Board meetings throughout the year (ordinarily in London but currently held 'virtually').  Estimated time required to spend on the role is less than 5 hours per month.