Treasurer - Charityworks

Job Title: Treasurer - Charityworks
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: 5786
Contact Name: Ian Joseph
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 05, 2019 08:49

Job Description

The Organisation
Charityworks runs the UK's leading graduate programme for the non-profit sector. We are recognised for developing leadership talent and delivering social impact. Working with the sector, our mission is to create a network of leading non-profit organisations committed to building capacity through collaboration, and promoting them as employers of choice to attract, grow and retain future managers and leaders. Through this, we aim to increase the reach, quality and impact of non-profit services and improve the lives of the people we serve.

The Role
In addition to the general responsibilities of a trustee, the overall role of a treasurer is to maintain an overview of the organisation's affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. For example, by taking a lead role on behalf of the Board in:
  • Overseeing the preparation of budgets, accounts and financial statements, and recommending them to the Board for approval
  • Being assured that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs
  • Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy
  • Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
  • Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies, e.g. the Charity Commission
  • Ensuring that the accounts are scrutinised in the manner required by external audit and any recommendations are implemented
  • Keeping the Board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
  • Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting and drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way.
It is anticipated that there will be four half day Board meetings a year, four Financial Reporting Committee (FRC) meetings, usually lasting one hour each, and an all day away day. All meetings take place in a central London location. FRC meetings may be virtual.

The Person
We are looking for someone with the following experience and capability:
  • Financial and business experience at an appropriate level which would include being a qualified member of a recognised accountancy body.
  • An understanding of the charity sector, for example an appreciation of the operations, accounting (including SORP) and legal framework in the UK.
  • The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences.
All trustees need to have the following:
  • Understanding, or commitment to acquire an understanding, of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trustees. Acceptance of these duties, responsibilities and liabilities, and a commitment to operate within them.
  • Good, independent judgement and the ability to operate at a strategic level.
  • An ability and willingness to work as a member of a team and to support management.
  • Understanding of being part of a network and working in a network or a decentralised organisation.
  • Understanding of working within a member governed board.
Prior experience of working with or on a Board, whilst desirable, is not an essential requirement for elected trustees.

How to Apply

Please apply via the website and send:

  • A supporting statement illustrating your fit for this role against the criteria and experience sought, and crucially, your motivation for applying for the role (up to two sides of A4).
  • A current comprehensive CV, including details of two referees (who will not of course be contacted without your prior knowledge and consent).
Deadline for applications: Friday 15th March 2019