Can you manage a Spreadsheet and pay some bills? Then you would be a great Treasurer for East Scarsdale Scouts! As a charity, we depend on money we raise to fund the work of our amazing leaders and need to report each year to the Charity Commission on our financial status. The treasurer plays a key role in the district, monitoring and managing the finances of the district, making sure that the district’s financial information is maintained accurately and meets all of the relevant laws, and submitting the district’s annual accounts to the Charity Commission.
Alongside this, the treasurer works with the district team and the rest of the executive committee to decide how to use the money we raise to provide the best quality scouting that we can to the Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers in the East Scarsdale District.
Previous experience of financial management is useful but not essential, but this role needs someone who is organised, confident with financial information, and able to communicate well. This is not a full-time commitment, but you will need to attend around six Executive Committee meetings every year.
Some Responsibilities of the Treasurer:
- Manage and monitor the financial activities of the District and Executive Committee.
- Act as Treasurer for the relevant Scout Council.
- Prepare and present financial reports and accounts to the Executive Committee.
- Leading the Executive Committee in the creation of budgets and financial planning and monitoring of these.
- Ensuring that all financial reports, annual statements of account and supporting documents (including receipts, cheque books and bank statements) are maintained accurately and in accordance with legal regulations.
- Ensuring that the District is financially able to function, has appropriate reserves and accounting procedures and controls in place.
- Prepare the Annual Statement of Accounts for independent examination and approval by the Executive Committee and presenting these at the Annual General Meeting.
- Administering the process of Independent Examination of the Annual Statement of Accounts in accordance with Policy, Organisation and Rules.
- Membership and attendance of any finance working groups or sub-Committees set by the Executive Committee where appropriate.
General Executive Committee Responsibilities:
- To be a full and active participant in Executive Committee meetings and activities.
- To uphold the responsibilities of an Executive Committee as outlined in The Scout Association’s Policy Organisation and Rules.
- Willingness and eligibility to act as a Charity Trustee for the District.
- Contribute to the strategic aims and future development of the District.
- An understanding of their own role and the role of others on the Executive Committee.
- A commitment to understanding and forming opinions on the key discussion points and responsibilities of the Executive Committee.
- Willingness to complete various tasks which support the work of the Executive Committee and aims of the District.
Skills for a Treasurer:
- Strong organisational skills
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Able to think creatively and solve problems
- Previous experience of financial management or the role of a Charity Treasurer
- Able to analyse financial information effectively
- Good IT skills
- Ability to summarise financial information for different audiences
- Willing to speak one’s mind and listen to the views of others.
- Able to maintain independent and objective judgement
If you have any questions regarding this role please do get in touch.
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.