We are looking for a Treasurer to continue the work done by our current Office Bearer; and to prepare the Bureau for the demands of the future.
Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, confidential, and impartial advice on issues affecting people’s day-to-day lives.
As the Bureau Treasurer you will play a key part in securing the financial health and viability of the charity now and into the future. You will work closely with the Manager and Finance Administrator to ensure that:
- budgets, accounts and financial statements are presented to the Board as required.
- the financial resources of the charity meet its present and future needs.
- appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place.
- the charity has appropriate reserves and investment policies.
- the accounts are prepared and published in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies.
- the Board is kept fully informed about its financial duties and responsibilities.
Strong candidates will have a background in or good understanding of financial administration and budget management in the charity, private or public sectors, coupled with the following skills, qualities, knowledge and experience:
- Financial qualifications and/or senior experience.
- Understanding of charity finance and income generation.
- Ability to monitor internal financial controls.
- Skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences.
- Preparedness to advise the Board on the appropriate financial strategy of the charity
- Understanding of the financial challenges facing the charity sector, specifically Drumchapel Citizens Advice Bureau
- Ability to think creatively and strategically, and exercise good, independent judgement
- Willingness to work effectively as a member of a team.
- Commitment to the aims and principles of the Citizens Advice service, including those relating to equal opportunities.
Your contribution will help to ensure that the organisation is run and governed effectively and that it's well equipped to provide advice and information to our clients. You will feel that you are making a difference by strengthening our charity's financial governance.
Working together, our Directors are responsible for guiding and governing the organisation, ensuring that it's doing what it was set up to do, complying with the law and using funds resposibly and prudently. You will meet people and build relationships with Directors, staff and other volunteers; and build on your governance, leadership and financial management experience.
The Board currently meets bi-monthly and members will also be expected to participate in projects and attend training when required.
The position is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
Candidates should be 18 or over and either live or work in our operating area or surrounding areas.
Expressions of interest should be made in the first instance to the Bureau Manager Laura McMahon by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0141 9444817