Treasurer Role Description

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Role title: Treasurer
Reporting to: Tom Bragg, Chair of Trustees
Principle function: Advise other Trustees on monetary decisions and oversee CCF’s financial management.
Expenses: For travel etc, as necessary. Normally agreed in advance
Location: Meetings with Trustees & staff, approx monthly, usually at CCF Office, but flexible. AGMs.
Days and hours: Flexible but roughly 2-3 hours per week
Duration (on-going or fixed period): On-going, with at least a 12 month commitment
Description of the Role: As Treasurer you’d join our Trustees [see Trustee Role Description] who plan and steer CCF’s future and make sure it’s well run.  You’d have particular responsibility for its financial management.   You would:

·      Advise Trustees on financial matters, including implications of accounts, plans & budgets, providing and explaining appropriate information.

·      Ensure CCF is run on a sound financial footing, with suitable measures, controls and procedures in place. Working with trustees and staff to improve them, as appropriate.

·      Make sure proper financial records are kept in accordance with relevant legislation and oversee CCF’s book-keeping and accountancy functions.

·      Prepare CCF’s accounts for independent examination.

·      Appropriately liaise with CCF Trustees, Manager and accountant.

·      Help with fundraising would be useful too, but not key.

The benefits and/or difference the volunteers commitment will bring:

CCF can’t operate without a Treasurer! The work is essential for clear planning of CCF’s future and running an efficient & effective small charity.
We inspire people to engage with climate change and empower them, individually and within their communities, to move towards low carbon living. We have a great team, who are rewarding to work with.
Skills and/or qualifications and experience required: Sound financial experience and responsibility, preferably in a charity or small organisation. Good communication and IT skills. Accountancy qualifications an advantage.
Training required and support offered: Trustee & Treasurer induction and training.

Book-keeping and admin support from staff.

Support from other Trustees and our Independent Auditor.

Any additional notes or information: Our current Treasurer, Suzanne Goldsmith, is standing down due to overwork elsewhere, but is keen to  support you and hand over in a useful way.
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