The overall role of the treasurer is to maintain an overview of the organisations financial affairs, ensuring its viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. The role can also be supported by the development of a finance sub committee. The role and person specification are summarised below.
The treasurer will work closely with the manager to ensure that the finances of Beyond Earlston are kept up to date and presented to the board and others as requested.
General financial oversight
Oversee and present budgets, accounts and financial statements
Liaise with the manager about financial matters including funding applications
Ensure that appropriate accounting procedures and control are in place
Ensure compliance with relevant legislation
Follow up and ensure recommendations of the auditors are implemented
To ensure accounts meet the conditions of contractual agreements with external agencies such as funders and statutory bodies such as OSCR
Ensure that monthly outgoings are paid timely and accounted for
Financial planning and reporting
Alongside the manager present regular financial reports to the committee
Deliver a presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting
Advise on the financial implications of the organisations strategic and operational plans
Give advice on the fundraising strategy of the organisation
To ensure that there is no conflict between any investment held and the aims and objectives of the charity
To chair meetings of the finance sub committee, when required
To sit on appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary panels are required
Participation in regular board meetings and to have input where necessary
Qualities and skills preferred
Experience of financial control and budgeting
Experience of fundraising and pension schemes
Good communication and interpersonal skills
A willingness to be contacted on an ad hoc basis
Ability to ensure decisions are taken and followed up
This role requires an estimated time commitment of 4 hours per month.
Beyond Earlston develops and supports youth work opportunities in the Earlston High School Catchment area.
Minimum age: 18
Taster available: Yes
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