Who we are
Afrikindness is a non-profit, public-benefit organisation. Our primary aim is to foster positive racial identity development, advancing racial harmony, and promoting acts of kindness amongst children and young adults, to make a positive impact in their communities. Afrikindness has a clear purpose focused on advancing education and the social and character development of children and young people, particularly those who have been racially marginalized and socially and culturally excluded.
Our Finance Trustee will play a vital role as part of our Board of Trustees, supporting Afrikindness governance, providing financial oversight and strategic direction, and ensuring that effective and appropriate financial measures, controls, and procedures are put in place.
We are looking for a strategic thinker who will use their financial expertise to oversee our financial health and play an active role in areas such as forecasting, setting budgets, and liaising with auditors. Good Knowledge of charity finance is important as your input will be critical as we mature as a charity and increase our activities and reach globally. The Finance team will take an active part in the financial decision-making for the charity.
We would like to appoint experienced professionals with complementary skills in finance and business across the charity and commercial sectors, to join our Board of Trustees in leading and supporting the charity to deliver our goals.
As well as sitting on the Board of Trustees, the Finance Trustee will also:
Oversee the presentation of budgets, internal management accounts, and annual financial statements to the Board of Trustees.
Ensuring that proper accounting records are kept, and that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place.
Ensuring that robust and comprehensive financial policies are in place and being implemented, and supporting the development of policies covering financial reserves, and cost management.
Monitoring and advising on the financial viability of the charity.
Overseeing financial controls and adherence to systems, regularly liaising with Chief Executive.
Advising on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plan, including overseeing the charity’s financial risk-management process
Ensuring investments and assets are maximized.
Lead on the appointment of and liaison with external auditors.
Oversee the development and implementation of systems for appraising, mitigating and reporting corporate risk.
Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by relevant statutory bodies, for example, the Charity Commission and/or the Registrar of Companies.
It is an aspiration that the Finance Trustee would also act as the Honorary Treasurer.
If you are looking to join a charity whose mission is to empower children and young adults, then this opportunity is for you.
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