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Treasurer - EXPIRED

Job Title Treasurer - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location Leicestershire, Leicestershire
Salary Negotiable
Job Published 17 Apr 2015
REF LF124
Contact Name Volunteers team
Contact Email volunteers@tpp.co.uk

Job Description - EXPIRED

Leicestershire Citizens' Advice Bureau is currently looking for a Treasurer to ensure that all the finances and the supporting financial control systems are kept in order.

The Treasurer is a member of the Bureau Trustee Board, is not a paid worker and is appointed by the Board. The Treasurer is not the Bookkeeper and does not hold or maintain the financial records, nor is she or he the person who makes or approves all spending decisions. The Board delegates day-to-day financial management to the Bureau Manager and other staff and the Treasurer is the key Trustee overseeing this process, making sure the Board are both kept aware of finance matters, and, with the CEO, takes all decisions not delegated to staff or a committee.

Main duties and responsibilities:

*Guiding and advising the board in the approval of budgets, accounts and financial statements, within a relevant financial policy framework
*Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
*Advising on the financial implications of the bureau's strategic plans and key assumptions in the operational plan and annual budget
*Ensuring that all board members have a clear understanding of the accounts presented at meetings and the implications that they reveal
*Understanding the accounting procedures and key internal controls within the Bureau to be able to assure the board that the charity's financial integrity is sound
*Ensuring that a realistic budget is produced by the CEO which meets the bureau's needs within available resources, and that there is an appropriate reserves policy
*Monitoring the bureau's income and expenditure position from information produced by the Finance Manager monthly, and presenting budget monitoring reports to the board at least quarterly, in a format accessible to the board members
*Gaining assurance from the CEO and Finance Manager that full financial records are kept for all transactions, and that proper financial procedures and controls are in place to safeguard the bureau's resources
*Gaining assurance from the CEO and Finance Manager that money received is only spent on the purposes for which it was given, and, where required, ensuring that reports and accounts demonstrating this are submitted to funders
*Ensuring that accounts are prepared at year-end in compliance with the SORP Accounting for Charities and ensuring arrangements are made for them to be audited as required by the Charity Commission and Companies House, subject to the approval by the Board / AGM of the appointment of auditors.
*Gaining assurance that annual accounts are submitted to the Charity Commission and Registrar of Companies, within the deadlines set
*Presenting the accounts at the AGM and drawing attention to significant matters in a coherent and understandable way
*Chairing the monthly Finance Review meeting with the Finance Manage, CEO and other interested Trustees, and attending the Finance and General Purposes Committee
*Liaising with the CEO in developing a clear fundraising strategy to support future activities and developments

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Experience:
*Substantial experience of managing finance and accounts in an organisation of comparable size (turnover £1.5m) (E)
*Experience of being a Trustee with financial oversight in a charity (D)

Knowledge:
*Charity regulation and accounting framework (D)
*Accounting and financial management requirements in a business to ensure information and reports are made to a high standard (E)

Qualifications:
*MAAT or CCAB accountant (D)

Abilities:
*Analysis and analytical review of financial and non financial data
*Presentation of complex financial information to non-financially trained audiences

To apply for this role, please email Lucy White at lucy.white@leicscab.org.uk to request an application form.

TPP is committed to equal opportunities and actively encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We shortlist based on competencies and not on race, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

Ref: EXPIRED - LF124 | Published: 17th Apr 2015