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Role

Treasurer / Trustee Role

  • Location

    West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Animals

  • Contact:

    Eleanor Urben

  • Contact email:

    trusteeworks@reachvolunteering.org.uk

  • Role ref:

    J61099

  • Published:

    1 day ago

  • Expiry date:

    23-04-2019

  • Client:

    Reach Volunteering

Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre

Our mission is to re-school and rehabilitate former racehorses that have been gifted to us so that they can have a real chance at a second career.

 

Treasurer / Trustee Role

 

It is hoped that the Treasurer will take a hands on role and will therefore play a pivotal part in the smooth running of the charity and the fulfilment of our mission to re-school and rehabilitate former racehorses and ensuring them a happy and progressive future.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a group of people who love horses and who are passionate about the work the organisation does with former racehorses.

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities of the Treasurer / Trustee

 

  • Preparation of the annual accounts for our Auditor.
  • Guide and advise fellow trustees to formally approve the annual report and audited accounts.
  • Explain technicalities of accounts in plain language which is fully understood by the trustees.
  • Prepare up to date financial statements for our Trustees meetings.
  • Preparation of cash flow forecasts and monthly management accounts which are needed for the smooth running of the Charity.
  • Ensure all strategic plans are financially appraised and budgets are aligned to both short and long-term objectives each year.
  • Oversee planning/budgeting processes in participation with the Board and constructively challenge when necessary.
  • Help to develop reserves policy and safeguard finances.
  • Lead the Board to ensure proper accounting records are kept; financial resources are controlled, invested and economically spent in line with governance, legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Advise on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plans and overseeing the charity’s financial risk-management process.
  • Jointly with our Chief Executive, oversee the work of our in-house bookkeeper.
  • Assist with the financial aspects of our fundraising events.  

 

Skills & Attributes of the Treasurer / Trustee

Essential

  • Financial qualifications and experience.
  • Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
  • Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Good communication and leadership skills
  • Understanding and commitment to the organisation’s cause and objectives.
  • Willing to act as an ambassador to external bodies, charities and companies.
  • A team-oriented approach to problem solving and management.

 

Desirable

 

  • Qualified accountant.
  • Knowledge of charity SORP and impending changes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of charity fundraising and finance practices.

 

Time Commitment

The Board meets at least 7 times a year. Meetings are usually held in the afternoon and last for approximately one to two hours.