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Treasurer

Job Title: Treasurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England
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Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: HoG-0721
Contact Name: Lindsey West
Contact Email: recruitment@heartofglass.org.uk
Job Published: July 20, 2021 11:08

Job Description

Heart of Glass is a registered charity based in St Helens. We work with the local community here and across Merseyside to make what we believe is meaningful art. We bring artists and communities together to make art that can create connections, tell stories and generate change.

Our organisation has rapidly grown in reach and size since we were established in 2014 and became a charity in 2018 and we are seeking new Trustees to help lead our organisation through the next stages of our strategic development. We are very keen to hear from applicants who have a lived experience of being marginalised and we value experiences that can help us remove barriers to engagement with our organisation and the wider arts sector.

Are you passionate about working with local communities to support meaningful art?Do you want to put your understanding of strategic development or your experience in finance at the service of bringing artists and communities together to make art that can create connections, tell stories and generate change? If that sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

The role of Treasurer brings guidance and support to the wider board of trustees, playing a pivotal role in the financial health and viability of the organisation.

While it is every Trustees responsibility to ensure that we operate effectively and have sound financial practices in place the role of Treasurer supports the wider board of trustees in doing so. The role monitors the financial administration of the charity and reports to the board of trustees at regular intervals on the state of our financial health. They do this in line with best practice, and in compliance with the governing document and legal requirements; providing the board of trustees with the confidence and knowledge to make better strategic decisions.

The main responsibilities and duties of the Treasurer include:

  • leading in the board’s duty to ensure that proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are properly controlled, invested and economically spent, in line with good governance, legal and regulatory requirements
  • leading in the development and implementation of financial reserves, cost-management and investment policies
  • liaising, where applicable, with the appropriate member of staff responsible for the financial activities of the organisation
  • chairing the finance and audit sub-committee in line with the terms of reference, and reporting back to the board of trustees
  • monitoring and advising on the financial viability of the charity
  • overseeing the implementation of and monitoring specific financial controls and adherence to systems
  • advising on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plan
  • overseeing the charity’s financial risk-management process
  • board-level liaison with the external auditors on specific issues such as the Auditors’ Management Letter and the related board representations, and
  • acting as a counter signatory on the charity’s bank account.