Job Title: Treasurer
Location: Sheffield
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: Treasurer
Contact Name: Eva Juusola
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 29, 2020 10:38

Job Description

We are a charity that supports families with disabled children and young people in Sheffield. We are looking for a new Treasurer to oversee the financial affairs of our organisation and help us with bookkeeping activities.


  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation
  • Monitor the financial stability of the organisation
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place
  • Assist with bookkeeping activities
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports, budgets, accounts and audits.
  • Liaise with relevant staff, committee members and/or volunteers to ensure the financial viability of the organisation
  • Make fellow committee members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data for them
  • Regularly (quarterly) report the financial position at Management Committee meetings
  • Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place in relation to cheque signatories, purchasing limits, purchasing systems, petty cash/float, salary payments, pensions, PAYE and NI payments (via Voluntary Action Sheffield), and others as appropriate
  • Appraise the financial viability of plans, proposals and grant applications
  • Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/independent examiner (currently Voluntary Action Sheffield)
  • Undertake bookkeeping duties and/or oversee the finance volunteer ensuring posting and bookkeeping is kept up to date
  • Maintain the petty cash system and regularly process petty cash claims
  • Regularly (monthly) carry out bank reconciliations
  • Arrange payments to creditors as appropriate and arrange appropriate signatures on payments (online)


  • Financial awareness
  • Experience of charity finance and fundraising
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management
  • Good financial analysis skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement


  • Volunteer induction
  • Handover period with current Treasurer
  • Other training provided as required


  • Attend at least four Management Committee meetings and one AGM per year (two-hour meetings, held on Friday mornings)
  • Attend monthly meetings of our subcommittee for Staffing, Governance and Finance (two-hour meetings, held on Wednesday afternoons)
  • Spend around four hours per month in the office on tasks such as preparing reports, reconciling bank statements, undertaking bookkeeping duties and arranging payments