Treasurer for Criminal Justice Charity Belong

Recruiter
BELONG LONDON
Location
Tower Bridge, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Aug 2019
Closes
09 Sep 2019
Ref
1237453955
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Could you help lead a growing, dynamic criminal justice charity?

Belong provides hope, rehabilitation and recovery for victims and perpetrators of harm. We provide mentoring, restorative justice and therapy interventions to children, young people and adults in prisons and the community. We are seeking a committed, reliable person to join our Board of Trustees as a Treasurer.

The Treasurer will work with Belong's Director and Trustees to maintain an overview of Belong's financial affairs, ensuring the organisation's financial viability. He/she will make a vital difference to Belong by assisting us to maintain the highest level of financial governance and reporting, strengthening our strong financial track record.

In addition, the Treasurer will play a crucial role in maintaining the vision, mission and values of Belong and ensuring that the organisation has a sustainable future and a solid reputation. He/she will work with other board members to ensure strong leadership, alongside the CEO, to staff and volunteers. The Treasurer's activities will contribute to ensuring that perpetrators and victims of harm are well supported by Belong's work.

Specific duties will include:
  • In conjunction with the Director and Accountant, overseeing and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements to the trustee board;
  • Liaising with designated staff about financial matters;
  • Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place;
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation;
  • Ensuring that accounts meet the conditions of contractual agreements with external agencies such as funders and statutory bodies;
  • Advising on the organisation's reserves policy and investment policy; and
  • Advising on the financial implications of the organisation's strategy and corporate plan.

The treasurer will contribute approximately 7 hours per month to their role and participate in bimonthly trustee meetings which are held on weekday evenings in central London.

The successful applicant will have:
  • An industry recognised postgraduate qualification in finance or a related area;
  • Knowledge or willingness to develop knowledge of charity finance, including tax, and pension schemes;
  • Commitment to the vision, mission and values of Belong;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • The highest level of integrity;
  • Good, independent judgement;
  • An ability to analyse and summarise complex information;
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship; and
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of Belong's beneficiaries.

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