Treasurer for Citizen's Advice Bureau

Epsom, Surrey
Unpaid, reasonable expenses reimbursed
12 Feb 2014
12 Mar 2014
Contract Type
Part Time

Reach Skills is working on behalf of Citizen’s Advice Bureau to recruit a treasurer. Having viewed your profile on our database and given your skills and expertise, I am writing to you to know if you would be interested or willing to pursue this trustee opportunity.
The Bureau is an independent and registered charity funded by local councils, central government, lottery and private sector grants which are linked to specific objectives and donations. It gives advice and information on a wide range of areas such as law, welfare benefits, debt, employment, housing, relationships, family matters, consumer and specialist advice and monitors the quality of service to agreed standards.

It is now at an interesting development phase with increasing client needs, new strategic initiatives, playing an important role in the expanding Surrey wide Surrey consortium and therefore the need for a Treasurer. 
If you were to pursue this opportunity you would be playing a key role in the financial guidance and overall responsibility of managing the Bureau.

Key duties and responsibilities will be to:
• Produce quarterly and end of year financial accounts to meet legal, Charity Commission and Citizens Advice requirements Together with the Bureau Manager you will have the responsibility for the necessary book keeping activities.
• Produce an annual budget and reports on quarterly performance to Trustees, in conjunction with the Bureau Manager
• Manage the Finance Committee of up to 4 trustees and help them with financial issues. The committee meets 4 times a year and more frequently if necessary.
• Advise the Chair, Trustees and the Bureau Manager on financial issues
Essential Skills
• Knowledge and experience of financial management
• Skills of motivation and leadership
• Ability to provide strategic and operational guidance to a medium sized enterprise
• Availability of up to one day a week on a flexible basis
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• A commitment to the values and work of the advice sector generally and the CAB in particular
Desirable Skills although not essential
• CCAB qualified (e.g ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ACA)
• Experience in a senior management role in a public or private sector organisation
• A knowledge and interest in the Epsom and Ewell district and its people
• Knowledge of fund raising and bidding
• Knowledge of the voluntary sector

Time Commitment - There are  4 Board meetings and one Trustee meeting each year each of approx. 2 hours in duration. Any other meetings are ad hoc, can be taken at a time convenient to the incumbent and much can be done on-line if any new treasurer is less easily able to get into the bureau.
If you wish to make an application, we’d be delighted to hear from you with your most up-to-date CV and covering letter. This is a voluntary position and not remunerated, however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed