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Role

Volunteer Treasurer

Job Title: Volunteer Treasurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Industry:
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: REF: VT1
Contact Name: Donna Rowe
Contact Email: personnel@headway-bs.org.uk
Job Published: July 30, 2021 10:15

Job Description

VOLUNTEER TREASURER REQUIRED

Headway Birmingham & Solihull is a local charity affiliated to Headway UK.  We are currently seeking a voluntary Honorary Treasurer to start from October 2021.

With over 30 years’ experience, Headway Birmingham & Solihull provides a wide range of services to all those affected by an acquired brain injury to include their carers and family.  We are a small charity offering services throughout the whole brain injury journey, from support at the hospital stage through to continued rehab and access back into the community.

All our Trustees play a pivotal role in providing governance and guidance to ensure we are meeting our company aims and objectives. They work closely with the CEO in setting the strategic direction of our organisation, as well as being aware of the charities activities and playing an active role advising and mentoring as required.

Due to the retirement of our long-standing Treasurer we are looking for a new Trustee to fulfil this role.

We currently have six Board meetings a year, usually either at Headway House in Mosely, Birmingham or virtually and our AGM. The Treasurer would also be a key member of the Audit and Risk committee, meeting electronically four times per year.

We are ideally looking for a qualified accountant who and/or someone who has experience of charity finance and accounts to oversee and support the work of our Finance team.

  • Monitoring the financial standing of the charity and reporting to the Board regarding the organisation’s financial resources
  • Overseeing the charity’s financial risk-management process and reporting financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals
  • Take a strategic view to financial planning whilst also ensuring compliance and control processes are in place
  • Supporting the trustees to carry out their regulatory financial responsibilities

Honorary Treasurer Roles and Responsibilities

The overall role of a Treasurer is to maintain an overview of a charity's affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

The responsibilities of the Treasurer will vary depending on the powers delegated to the Treasurer, but generally include:

  • overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements
  • being assured that the financial resources of the charity meet its present and future needs
  • ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy
  • the preparation and presentation of financial reports to the board
  • ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
  • liasing with any paid staff and volunteers about financial matters
  • advising on the financial implications of the charity's strategic plan
  • ensuring that the charity has an appropriate investment policy
  • ensuring that there is no conflict between any investments held and the aims and objects of the charity
  • monitoring the charity's investment activity and ensuring its consistency with the charity's policies and legal responsibilities
  • ensuring that the accounts are audited and prepared in accordance with company law, any auditors' recommendations are implemented, the accounts are included in the annual report and are submitted to the relevant statutory bodies, eg the Charity Commission and Registrar of Companies
  • keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
  • contributing to the fundraising strategy of the charity
  • 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
  • sitting on appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary panels as required

Person specification for Treasurer

In addition to the qualities needed by all trustees, the Treasurer should also possess the following:

  • financial experience and business planning skills
  • some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes
  • the skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences
  • a preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the board
  • a willingness to be available to give financial advice and answer enquiries from any staff or volunteers on an ad hoc basis

Accountancy qualification (desirable)

If you have the skills, knowledge and experience required, please contact send your covering letter and CV to Donna Rowe (Personnel Administrator) at personnel@headway-bs.org.uk or contact 0121 457 7541 (option 5).

The Board welcomes applicants with the right experience from a diverse backgrounds and people who have personal experience of acquired brain injury.

Please tell us if there may be any barriers to your engagement with us and we will actively support your engagement with us.