Volunteer Accountant

  • VO97500


We are looking for a volunteer accountant to implement a new system for a local charity.

The charity has outgrown its homemade financial spreadsheet and needs the temporary help of someone with the knowledge and expertise to manage a transition to a suitable accounting package.

The implementation must ensure the necessary data is transferred, and the transition from the current spreadsheet-based processes is completed to the satisfaction of our Independent Examiner.

The key features required from the package include management of separate restricted funds for each grant. Also, we have the challenge of tracking internally how much of the overall money “belongs” to each of our different teams, such as the cinema, the museum, the library of things.

We are all volunteers and, as none of us are accountants, we are uncertain what is involved or how long the project will take. However, our hope is that it can be completed before the start of our next financial year on 01 April 2024.
This volunteer role can be working from home or Pen-y-Coe Press, Penicuik EH26 8L

Organisation aims and objectives

Penicuik Community Development Trust brings together local people to invest their time, talents and energy to make Penicuik a better place for families to grow up in, community activities to flourish, businesses to thrive, and others to find Penicuik an attractive place to visit. The aims are to promote the benefit of the people of Penicuik and its environs (being defined as all those who live within the town and its environs as well as any others who participate as active members of organisations based in Penicuik), without distinction of sex, sexuality, political, religious or other opinions, by actions: to advance community development; to advance education; to advance the arts, heritage, culture and science; to provide facilities, or assist in the provision of facilities, for recreation and other leisure time activities in the interests of social welfare so that the conditions of life may be improved










3 hours a week for at least six months

Frequency and commitment details

3 hours a week for at least six months


Experience required: Book-keeping, ideally using a standard accounting package. Dependable and responsible with attention to detail. Good at getting on with other people, patient with other volunteers, firm when necessary.
Travel details: Buses that serve Penicuik are 37, 47, X62, 101 and 140
Minimum age: 18


Training details: You will work closely with the current Treasurer who will provide detailed explanations of the existing system, ensure you have full access to relevant information and arrange prompt responses from the charity’s Board when required.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet