Treasurer / Trustee Role

Location
West Sussex
Salary
0.00 - Voluntary role
Posted
18 Apr 2019
Closes
18 May 2019
Ref
J61099
Sector
Charity
Function
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre

Our mission is to re-school and rehabilitate former racehorses that have been gifted to us so that they can have a real chance at a second career.

Treasurer / Trustee Role

It is hoped that the Treasurer will take a hands on role and will therefore play a pivotal part in the smooth running of the charity and the fulfilment of our mission to re-school and rehabilitate former racehorses and ensuring them a happy and progressive future.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a group of people who love horses and who are passionate about the work the organisation does with former racehorses.

Main Duties & Responsibilities of the Treasurer / Trustee

  • Preparation of the annual accounts for our Auditor.
  • Guide and advise fellow trustees to formally approve the annual report and audited accounts.
  • Explain technicalities of accounts in plain language which is fully understood by the trustees.
  • Prepare up to date financial statements for our Trustees meetings.
  • Preparation of cash flow forecasts and monthly management accounts which are needed for the smooth running of the Charity.
  • Ensure all strategic plans are financially appraised and budgets are aligned to both short and long-term objectives each year.
  • Oversee planning/budgeting processes in participation with the Board and constructively challenge when necessary.
  • Help to develop reserves policy and safeguard finances.
  • Lead the Board to ensure proper accounting records are kept; financial resources are controlled, invested and economically spent in line with governance, legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Advise on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plans and overseeing the charity’s financial risk-management process.
  • Jointly with our Chief Executive, oversee the work of our in-house bookkeeper.
  • Assist with the financial aspects of our fundraising events.  

Skills & Attributes of the Treasurer / Trustee

Essential

  • Financial qualifications and experience.
  • 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.
  • Good communication and leadership skills
  • Understanding and commitment to the organisation’s cause and objectives.
  • Willing to act as an ambassador to external bodies, charities and companies.
  • A team-oriented approach to problem solving and management.

 

Desirable

 

  • Qualified accountant.
  • Knowledge of charity SORP and impending changes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of charity fundraising and finance practices.

Time Commitment

The Board meets at least 7 times a year. Meetings are usually held in the afternoon and last for approximately one to two hours.

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