Home-Start Epsom, Ewell and Banstead do the most amazing work supporting local vulnerable families. We have an exciting new opportunity to recruit a Treasurer.
The overall role of a treasurer requires the skills and ability to commit 2/3 hours a week preferably in the office to.
· Maintain an overview of the scheme’s affairs ensuring its financial viability
· Ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained
What skills do I need?
You will be expected to attend 4 Board Meetings a year, the AGM in the Autumn and to support and meet staff and volunteers regularly.
· The scheme complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
· The scheme pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.
· The scheme applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects (the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects)
· Contribute actively on the board of trustees’ giving firm strategic direction, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
· Safeguard the good name and values of Home-Start and the scheme.
· Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the scheme.
· Ensure the financial stability of the scheme.
· Protect and manage the assets of the scheme and to ensure the proper investment of scheme funds.
· Ensure the scheme complies with the Quality Assurance standards and criteria relating to financial management.
· Make a formal presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting, in a coherent and easily understandable way.
In addition, each trustee should use their specific skills, knowledge or experience to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve:
· examining board papers
· leading discussions
· focusing on key issues
· providing guidance on new initiatives
· sitting on recruitment, discrimination and grievance panels as required
· contributing to sub committees and working groups as required
Additional duties of the treasurer
· Approve and present budgets, accounts, and financial statements.
· Assure the financial resources of the scheme meet its present and future needs.
· Support staff in the use of QuickBooks, payroll, and general financial transactions.
· Claim gift aid.
· Ensure that the scheme has an appropriate reserves policy.
· Prepare and present financial reports to the board.
· Ensure appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place.
· Liaise with any paid staff and volunteers about financial matters.
· Advise on the financial implications of the scheme’s strategic plans.
· Ensure the scheme has an appropriate investment policy.
· Ensure there is no conflict between any investment held and the aims and objects of the charity.
· Monitor the scheme’s investment activity, ensuring consistency with the organization’s policies and legal responsibilities.
· Ensure the scheme’s compliance with legislation.
· Ensure equipment & assets are adequately maintained and insured.
· Ensure that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies i.e. The Charity Commission and/or the Registrar of Companies.
· Where external scrutiny of accounts is required, check the accounts are examined in the manner required (independent examination or audit) and recommendations are implemented.
· Keep the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities.
· Contribute to the fundraising strategy of the scheme
Home Start Epsom, Ewell & Banstead (CSVA)
- Families and Parenting
- Mental Health
- Trusteeship, Committee Work
Currently we have an upstairs office
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
The overall role of a treasurer requires the skills and ability to commit 2/3 hours a week preferably in the office to: We have Trustee meetings 4 times a year (currently on a Wednesday evening) with an AGM in the Autumn. Board papers need reading and flexible support for staff and volunteers is required
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