Contract Type: Contract
Location: Birmingham
Contact Name: Dr Ellen McAdam, President
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 11, 2019 09:44

Job Description

Purpose of the role

  • To ensure the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted within legal requirements, accounting conventions and good practice
  • In partnership with the President and/or Secretary, ensure the financial viability and development of the organisation.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to your main trustee duties and responsibilities you will;

  • Chair the Finance Sub Committee
  • Ensure there is effective and appropriate financial management in all areas of the charity.
  • Ensure there are robust controls, policies and procedures in operation throughout.
  • Ensure adequate budgets, accounts, management accounts and financial statements are produced accurately and in a timely manner and are made available for and understood by the Trustee Board.
  • Ensure that the agreed Reserves Policy is adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure that the Annual Accounts and Report are prepared, agreed and submitted in accordance with our governing document and legal requirements.
  • Advise on the development and implementation of financial, reserves and investment policies.
  • Advise on the financial implications of strategic and annual operation plans.
  • Provide on-going support and mentoring to the organisation


Skills and Knowledge


  • Knowledge and understanding of current charity finance and fundraising practice.
  • Knowledge and understanding of SOFA, VAT and statutory accounting requirements.
  • Senior Financial Management experience
  • Qualified member of a recognised professional body.
  • Excellent financial analysis skills.
  • Good communication skills
  • Personable with good team skills



  • Interest in Archaeology
  • Experience of being a charity trustee or company director
  • Experience of strategic or business planning
  • Knowledge of the implications of charity or company law 

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