Trustee with Accountancy Expertise

Job Title: Trustee with Accountancy Expertise
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bordon
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J69354
Contact Name: Rachel Ord
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 16, 2020 15:33

Job Description

Kingsley Organisation are looking for a new trustee to join their friendly Board.

Kingsley Organisation began its life in 1987 and supports disabled adults and provides opportunities for personal development, education, training and independence. 

The new Trustee will help ensure the financial affairs of the organisation are within legal requirements, accounting conventions and good practice.

Role summary

This is a rewarding opportunity to bring your knowledge and expertise for the benefit of an organisation, which supports disabled people in the community to pursue their ambitions. 

Main responsibilities of the Trustee:

  • Provide accountancy expertise to the Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team.
  • To liaise with the CEO regarding the strategic management and performance of the Charities finances.
  • To liaise with the Senior Administrator and maintain a general overview of the Organisation's financial controls, cash flow forecasting, creditors and debtors positions.
  • To report to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals and ensure the Board are effectively monitoring the financial standing of the Charity and the management of its finances.
  • Act as one of the counter signatories on outgoing payments.

Person description

The ideal candidate would bring the following skills and experience:

  • Qualified accountant, with knowledge of SORP and an understanding of charity accounting. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to take collective responsibility for the governance of the charity.
  • Ability to work at a strategic and visionary level whilst understanding the detail and complexities of delivery, and the influencing skills needed to bring staff and stakeholders along with plans.
  • Ability to analyse risks and opportunities and take a balanced approach to both.
  • Strong communicator.

Time commitment

Two hours a week or one day a month to support our senior administrator. Plus two hours a month for Board Meeting and an AGM.

A potential trustee must attend at least three Board Meetings (covering a period of at least three months), before formally being appointed a Trustee.  After three months, both the potential Trustee and the Board will review their position, after which a formal offer to join the Board may be made.  

Potential Trustees are also asked to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.  

How to apply

Applications must be made via the TrusteeWorks team in the first instance. Please submit your CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to join the organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information.