Vacancy – Group Treasurer

Unfortunately, our current treasurer is moving to another town and we need a replacement. Could this be something you might be interested in?

You don’t need to be an accountant: just be good with figures and know how financial systems work (we can explain it all if you are not). Maybe you are a trainee accountant looking for an opportunity to apply your knowledge in a new setting as part of your Continuing Professional Development? Or maybe you are retired and looking for something to keep your mind active?

Scouting is a very rewarding activity to be involved in. Even though you won’t be working with young people, you will still be making a vital contribution to their development.

You will need an Enhanced DBS (which we can organise and pay for) and there is a small amount of mandatory training as part of the role: mainly involved with Safeguarding, Safety and Data Protection.

If you think you might be interested, please get in touch using the General Enquiries Contact Form so that we can have an informal chat.

Role Description

The Group Treasurer is a Charity Trustee and a key member of the Group Executive Committee. In brief, the responsibilities are to:

  • Be an active member of the Group Executive Committee.
  • Manage and Monitor the financial activities of the Group and its sections.
  • Prepare budgets and monitor progress against those budgets.
  • Enter data into and produce reports from the Group’s Quickbooks Online account, present them at committee meetings and answer questions.
  • Act as a signatory on all the Group’s bank accounts.
  • Prepare the Annual Statement of Accounts and have it independently examined before being approved by the Group Executive Committee.

More detail can be found at https://archive.scouts.org.uk/media/901996/Treasurer-of-the-Executive-Committee-Sept-2017.pdf

Person Description

  • You do not need to be an expert or have any formal qualifications for this role, but you will have, or be willing to acquire, knowledge of financial accounting practices.
  • You need to be IT literate and have access to an internet-connected computer with your own personal account (i.e. not one shared with anybody else).
  • You need to have good oral and written communication skills.
  • You need strong organisational skills and be able to work as part of a team – taking the lead on all financial matters.
  • You need to be able to analyse financial data effectively and summarise it for different audiences.
  • Ideally you need to be familiar with Microsoft Office Online and Quickbooks Online; though training will be given if you are not.
  • You need to be able to act as a Charity Trustee: i.e.
    • You must be over the age of 18
    • You must not be a discharged bankrupt
    • You must not be a disqualified Company Director