Trustee Treasurer

Trustee of foodbank and treasurer
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Accounting Operations
• Ensuring that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
• Day-to-day bookkeeping, reconciliation of accounts with bank statements, prompt payment of bills and volunteer expenses.
• Bookkeeping for the ACTS435 account will be provided by the Project Co-ordinator, but the treasurer will consolidate this account into the financial reporting and management accounts presented to the board.
• Providing financial support to the creation of grant applications
• Liaising with any paid staff and volunteers about financial matters
• Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies, for example the Charity Commission and/or the Registrar of Companies
• If external scrutiny of accounts is required, ensuring that the accounts are scrutinised in the manner required (independent examination or audit) and any recommendations are implemented
• Making a formal presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting and drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way

Supporting the Board
• Preparing and presenting financial reports and management accounts to the board.
• Keeping the board informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
• Ensuring that the charity has an appropriate reserves policy
• Contributing to the fundraising strategy of the organisation
• Advising on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans
• Preparing and presenting budgets

Skill and Qualifications Required:

In addition to the person specification for a trustee, the treasurer should have the following qualities.
• Financial qualifications and experience
• Some experience of charity finance and ideally fundraising
• The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences
• Being prepared to make unpopular recommendations to the board
• A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis

Areas of Interest: Crisis Support, Health and wellbeing, Homeless, Hunger
Opportunity suitable for: From your office
What activities will the volunteer do? Accountancy, Administration, Trusteeship
Skills gained in this role: Governance, Listening, Managing people, Organising
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets, Area for assistance dogs nearby

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Tameside South and Longdendale Foodbank
Organisation Profile: We focus on Care by the community and for the community. Our objective is to relieve persons who are in conditions of poverty, need or distress in such ways as the trustees from time to time think fit.