1. Volunteer Centre West Berkshire

Trustee Treasurer

West Berkshire

After 17 years’ service our current treasurer is retiring and we are seeking a Trustee who will become our Treasurer and provide a strategic overview and guidance to the board on the charity’s financial standing.

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Who we are

Volunteer Centre West Berkshire is a charitable incorporated organisation, formed in 1974. The organisation’s overriding ethos is to match local people to local need. We provide information, advice and guidance and personally match people to one of the more 350 volunteering opportunities in West Berkshire.


We also provide help and information to charitable organisations in West Berkshire, whether helping start a new charity or providing assistance with fundraising, training and governance. As w


The role

After 17 years’ service our current treasurer is retiring and we are seeking a Trustee who
will become our Treasurer and provide a strategic overview and guidance to the board on
the charity’s financial standing.

The Treasurer helps trustees carry out their financial
responsibilities, maintaining an overview of the organisation’s affairs, ensuring its financial
viability, and that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. The treasurer
will advise trustees on a quarterly basis and work with the CEO of the charity to produce
and monitor an annual budget each year and oversee the preparation of the year end
accounts for audit.
They are accountable to the Chair of Trustees and will work closely with the CEO, Trustee
board and Finance Officer.

Accounts are maintained by an accounts officer who works over two days per week and
inputs all transactions via QuickBooks. The charity’s payroll is outsourced. The turnover of
the charity including grants and donations is circa 250,000 per annum. The charity has
proper reserves and funding arrangements in place for 3 years and is in very good order.

Main Trustee Duties
* Ensure the charity is carrying out its purposes to the public benefit
* Comply with the charity governing document and the law
* Act in the charity’s best interests
* Manage the charity’s resources responsibly
* Act with reasonable care and skill
* Ensure the charity is accountable
* Dedication to the charity’s cause and objectives; willing to act as the charity’s
ambassador to external bodies, individuals, charities and companies

Main Treasurer Duties
* making sure the charity keeps proper accounts
* reviewing the charity’s financial performance
* drawing up or reviewing policies for finance and investment
* ensuring that the charity has robust and effective financial controls in place
* liaising with finance staff and with the charity’s independent examiner or auditor

The ideal candidate will have

  • good financial understanding with the ability to read and understand accounts,
    especially in a charitable setting
  • Competent IT skills, with working knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the board
    and other stakeholders
  • Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of
    trusteeship, and the Treasurer role in particular

Time
commitment:

The board meets
a minimum of 4 times a year and the Treasurer/Trustee is expected to be available
for all meetings, in person or virtual – dates agreed in advance.

The
Treasurer/Trustee will be expected to visit the charity office on occasion to
meet with the Finance
Team and/or CEO.

The Treasurer also oversees the preparation of the year end accounts. Year End is 31 March. ​

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