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Honorary Treasurer for The Scotia Society

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 10/05/2019

Closing Date: 30/06/2019

Job Description

The Scotia Society is seeking to appoint its first ever Honorary Treasurer. The Scotia Society, based in London, is a UK-wide culture, heritage, educational and community building charity working to involve people by bring people together in unity to promote community spirit, togetherness regardless of peoples backgrounds.

We aim to use a wide range of areas to build communities and as a new start up charitable organisation we are a blank canvas for our members to paint.

The role is voluntary, offering great flexibility to fit around your personal/work life with majority of the position being home based, with trustee meetings being held approx. 4 times a year in London.

Working with the Chair, Trustees and Senior Leadership Team, the role of the Hon Treasurer will involve:

  • Overseeing the strategic financial management of the charity to ensure that the Scotia Society achieves a financially sustainable position and builds appropriate reserves;
  • Overseeing and presenting budgets, internal management accounts and annual financial statements to trustees;
  • Leading in the trustees’ duty to ensure that proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are properly controlled, invested and economically spent, in line with good governance, legal and regulatory requirements;
  • Leading in the development and implementation of financial reserves, cost?management and investment policies;
  • Liaising, where applicable, with the appropriate member of staff responsible for the financial activities of the organisation;
  • Monitoring and advising on the financial viability of the charity;
  • Overseeing the implementation of and monitoring specific financial controls and adherence to systems;
  • Advising on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plan;
  • Overseeing the charity’s financial risk?management process;
  • Board?level liaison with the external auditors on specific issues such as the Auditors’ Management Letter and the related board representations.

The Scotia Society is seeking someone with appropriate skills and experience: 

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of charity fundraising and finance practices.
  • Knowledge of charity SORP.
  • Competent use of IT skills.
  • 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.

Commitment up to one day per month, term 3 years, renewable. Trustee meetings are held four times a year, normally in London. The Hon Treasurer is also a key member of the Resources Committee which meets at least three times a year, usually in London.

To apply for this position, please email us your CV and a Covering Letter, stating why you are applying and what you hope to bring and gain from volunteering with us at the Scotia Society. Shortlisting will be based on the completion of a CV and Covering Letter by the advertised closing date.

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