Border Women's Aid

Charity registered in Scotland SC013951

Border Women’s Aid Ltd. is an independent charity dedicated to helping women and their children live their lives free from domestic abuse. We provide safe accommodation in our refuge along with a range of help and support by a team of trained and dedicated support workers. We provide an Outreach Service for women not in need of refuge but in need of emotional support for current or historic domestic abuse.

Current opportunity

The Treasurer bears all the general, governance responsibilities of a Board Member and also has particular responsibilities relating to the role of Treasurer including working closely with our Accountants where necessary in: • Using XERO to oversee, approve and present budgets, accounts and financial statements • Being assured that the financial resources of the organisation meet its present and future needs • Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy • Preparing and presenting quarterly financial reports to the board and advising on financial matters, both positive and negative • Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place and acted upon routinely • To be a counter signatory to any major banking transaction and approve banking transactions, including payment of staff wages • Advising on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans • To advise the board of its financial requirements for the year ahead • Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies • If external scrutiny of accounts is required, ensuring that the accounts are scrutinised in the manner required (independent examination or audit) and any recommendations are implemented • Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities • Contributing to the fundraising strategy of the organisation • Preparing BWA’s annual report and making a formal presentation of the report at the annual general meeting and drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way