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Volunteer Finance Officer

Volunteer Finance Officer

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    Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

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    over 2 years ago

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Main Purpose

The role of a Volunteer Finance Officer is to collate and prepare all the charity's financial records to Trial Balance based on the matching principle and using Xero as the software package and to process the payroll for the two current employees of the charity.


The role will require that clarification, training and support are sought from the Treasurer when deemed appropriate or when the necessary skills have not yet been acquired to complete a given task.



Key Activities

  • Ensure proper records are kept.
  • Process all data in a timely manner.
  • Make data available at the earliest opportunity.
  • Be willing to learn and attend training and meetings as and when necessary.
  • Maintain the expenses system and regularly process expense claims.
  • Arrange payments to creditors as appropriate and arrange appropriate signatures on payments.
  • Make necessary arrangements to collect payments from debtors and bank payments promptly.
  • Be in attendance for at least 2 events throughout the year, in addition to the charity's main yearly event (Jessica's Rainbow Run).
  • Report any problems, personal concerns or absence to the Treasurer.
  • Report any conflict of interest to the Treasurer as soon as possible.



Person specification

  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management.
  • Good financial analysis skills.
  • Integrity, strategic vision and good/independent judgement.
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as Volunteer Finance Officer.
  • Willingness to speak one's mind and listen to the views of others.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Commitment to the organisation for a 3-year period.



Why volunteer for Harry's Rainbow?

Harry's Rainbow is a child bereavement charity, supporting beneficiaries in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. The support we offer ranges from the provision of books, resources and memory boxes to regular support groups which are designed to facilitate contact with others who have suffered a bereavement. Activities and trips are designed to support children through their grief by building self-esteem and confidence and reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness.


We think very highly of our volunteers as they bring crucial support to our charity and teams. Our volunteers receive uniform, ID badges and are encouraged to claim out of pocket expenses. We hold both an annual induction for volunteers and an annual celebration of our volunteers and depending upon the role, we also provide necessary training courses and DBS checks.


This is a great opportunity to give a little something back to the local community, particularly to a smaller charity and support its growth.



Additional information


To be a Volunteer Finance Officer:

  • Must be 18 or over.
  • Must not have been convicted of a serious crime.
  • Must not have been declared bankrupt.


It is important that as a Volunteer the following documents have been read, understood and signed:

  • Volunteer Code of Conduct.
  • Volunteer Declaration.