Job Title: Treasurer
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: AD19
Contact Name: Mark Silverman
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 03, 2019 19:31

Job Description

Formed in 2001, we were the first national charity dedicated to supporting those living with Duchenne. Established by families, our work to date has seen over £10m invested in ground-breaking research, educational programmes and campaigns and we have made some incredible achievements.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy affects around 2,500 people in the UK, with the vast majority being male. Mutations, or changes, in the dystrophin gene stop the body making a vital muscle protein and over time this causes muscles to weaken and waste away.

Due to our current postholder relocating abroad, we are looking for a Treasurer to:

  • Oversee accounting and financial reporting, producing routine management accounts for the CEO and Board.

  • Advise the board on the management of its financial resources.

  • Join the Board, chair the Finance sub-committee and guide the Board on financial matters, governance, risk management etc.

  • To liaise with the charity’s auditors on financial matters and ensure that the annual report and accounts and other financial returns are prepared and submitted on time.

  • Assist and advise senior staff on strategy development, fund-raising and other matters where practicable. 

    Basic book keeping is undertaken by a Finance Assistance and we will be shortly switching from Sage to Xero.  The Treasurer will however oversee the preparation of routine management accounts with the support of the Finance Assistance. 

    Time commitment:

  • Time commitment is expected to be around 1 day per month, spread over the month, which can largely be undertaken remotely.

  • The Treasurer will be required to attend occasional meetings, either via conference call or at our office in Old Street, London.The Board meets at least four times a year with committee meetings held in between.

    Person specification


  • Financial qualifications and experience, including of accounting software packages.

  • Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.

  • Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement.

  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.

  • Good communication and leadership skills

  • Understanding and commitment to the organisation’s cause and objectives.

  • Willing to act as an ambassador to external bodies, charities and companies.

  • A team-oriented approach to problem solving and management


  • Qualified accountant.

  • Knowledge and experience of charity finance best practice.

  • Knowledge of accounting software

  • Understanding of charity SORP.

  • Skills and experience in one or more areas of non-executive governance and management

    Selected candidates will be asked to attend an interview with senior staff and trustees.   

    Please submit your CV to