Job Title: Treasurer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: Volunteer
Reference: Trustee
Contact Name: Ann Gould
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 02, 2018 15:49

Job Description

The overall role of the Treasurer is to maintain an overview of Irish in Britain’s financial affairs, ensuring its viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. The role and person specification are summarised below.  

Closing date for applications 29/10/2018

Person specification

In addition to the Essential Qualities and Skills required of all trustees, nominees for the position of Treasurer will also require:


  • Experience of financial control at Director/ Senior Management level within a large or similar sized organisation

  • Experience of setting, implementing and monitoring budgets and devising strategic financial plans

  • Suitable accountancy or audit qualification

  • Experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes

  • Experience of managing and mitigating against financial risk

  • Experience of vetting, appointing and working with independent auditors

  • The skills to analyse proposals, contracts and tenders and examine their financial consequences

  • Experience of chairing a financial sub group or committee

  • A commitment to fulfilling the role of Trustee and meeting the person specification set out for all trustees


Role and Responsibilities


General financial oversight

  • To oversee and present budgets, accounts and financial statements

  • To liaise with Irish in Britain’s auditors or independent examiner where appropriate

  • To ensure that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place

  • To ensure that robust systems are in place for internal financial control and the protection of the charity’s funds and assets

  • To ensure compliance with relevant Legislation

  • To liaise with CEO to ensure that the annual accounts are compliant with the current Charities SORP

  • To advise the Board on the appointment of the Auditors

  • To ensure any recommendations of the auditors are implemented

  • To ensure accounts meet the conditions of contractual agreements with external agencies such as funders and statutory bodies


Financial planning and reporting

  • To present financial reports to the committee

  • To make a presentation of the accounts at the Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  • To advise on the organisation's reserves policy and investment policy

  • To advise on the financial implications of the organisation's strategic and operational plans

  • To advise on and contribute to the fundraising strategy of the organisation

  • To ensure that there is no conflict between any investment held and the aims and objects of the charity



  • To chair Finance Sub Committee meetings in line with standing orders and terms of reference, and reporting back to the Board of Trustees

    A commitment to attend board meetings and the AGM which is held on a Saturday, and where possible other events such as All-Party Parliamentary Group events in the House of Commons is required from Trustees.