Our Time

We need a qualified accountant with experience, willing to support our board and finance manager by offering practical help. Because we are small and have limited resources we require a more hands-on approach.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

Our Time charity ( helps children and young people who live with, and sometimes care for, a parent with a mental illness. There are up to 3 million children in this situation in the UK but there is no policy or support for them, despite their vulnerability. We became a registered charity in 2012, governed by a board of 12 trustees from a variety of backgrounds, including experts by experience and past beneficiaries. We have developed innovative ways of helping these children and the family, which are low cost, and delivered locally in partnership with local health and social care providers. We are specialists and thought leaders in our field and are the only charity working specifically with this large, but hidden group. We are led by our community with whom we have designed all our interventions.


The Treasurer has an oversight role covering all aspects of financial management, working closely with other members of the finance committee and the board to safeguard the organisation's finances.

In summary, the Treasurer is responsible for:

  1. General financial oversight

  2. Financial planning and budgeting

  3. Financial reporting

  4. Contributing to funding, fundraising and sales

Given these responsibilities, the Treasurer typically acts as an information and reference point for the Chair and other committee members: clarifying financial implications of proposals; confirming legal requirements; outlining the current financial status; and retrieving relevant documentation.


Responsibilities of the Treasurer:

1. General financial oversight

  • Oversee and present budgets, forecasts and financial statements to the finance committee and board

  • Liaise with designated staff about financial matters

  • Ensure that appropriate financial systems and controls are in place

  • Ensure that record-keeping and accounts meet the conditions of funders and statutory bodies

  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation

  • Be a critical friend to the finance manager

2. Financial planning and budgeting

  • Prepare and present budgets for new and ongoing work

  • Advise on financial implications of strategic and operational plans

  • Present regular revised financial forecasts

3. Financial reporting

  • Prepare and present regular management accounts and reports on the organisation's financial position to the finance committee and board

  • Prepare annual accounts for audit and liaising with the auditor

  • Advise on the organisation's reserves and investment policy

4. Funding, fundraising and sales

  • Contribute to the organisation's fundraising strategy

  • Ensure use of funds complies with conditions set by funding bodies

  • Ensure fundraising and sales complies with relevant legislation and is

    bound by effective financial systems and controls

  • Ensure effective monitoring and reporting

  • Ensure HMRC receives gift aid submissions at least annually

The time commitment is estimated at approximately 2 days per month which includes attending quarterly finance committee and separate quarterly board meetings plus a strategy away day each year. Time will be required to prepare finance committee and board papers, statutory accounts, liaison with the auditor and providing ad hoc financial advice etc.


To apply, please email CV with cover letter to Dympna Cunnane,

[email protected] you have any questions relating to this role please email: [email protected]

Closing date for applications

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