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Treasurer - Glasgow

N/A - Industry & Commerce - Finance Executive/Management
Ref: 2383 Date Posted: Monday 12 Mar 2018
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Bike for Good is a social enterprise and registered charity that aims enable more people to cycle as their main mode of transport. Our mission is to create cities where everyone benefits from riding a bicycle. We refurbish, repair and teach communities how to maintain bikes - we improve the environment and improve mental and physical health. We are currently looking for Trustees, with passion and energy to drive forward a successful charity and social expertise, and to support the CEO and senior team in the next phase of development. We are looking for a Treasurer as well as Trustees with experience of Fundraising, Marketing, Trading and operations. Board meetings occur quarterly in Glasgow, usually on a Wednesday evening, from 6pm – 8pm. Before the board meeting the Treasurer will meet with the Finance manager in order to have all the necessary information to chair the Finance Subcommittee. 

Responsibilities for the Treasurer:

  • To review and approve the Bike for Good monthly management accounts as produced by the Finance Manager
  • To produce quarterly Finance Reports for board meetings, providing a commentary on performance versus budget and all financially impacting issues
  • To attend and chair the monthly Finance Sub-Group of the Board, working with the Finance Manager and departmental heads to analyse budgetary variances and financially impacting issues
  • To assist the CEO and departmental heads with the preparation of the annual budget
  • To assist the finance manager with the preparation of the rolling cash flow projections
  • To support the CEO, finance team with preparing year end accounts, to be filed with Companies House and OSCR.
  • To provide support to the finance team with their liaison with the Auditors
  • To provide support the executive team with questions around the Audit
  • To provide assistance to the Finance Manager with issues and questions relating to PAYE, VAT and other statutory obligations

The statutory duties of a trustee

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
  • To ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects: the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets  To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation
  • To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds 

Other duties

  • Scrutinising board papers
  • Leading discussions
  • Focusing on key issues
  • Providing guidance on new initiatives
  • Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise

Treasurer person specification

  • Will ideally be a qualified accountant (CA, ACCA, CIMA) with charity experience, although qualified by experience would also be considered
  • Knowledge of Sage accounting preferable
  • An in-depth understanding of accountancy and book keeping and ability to produce accurate Trustee Board reports
  • Commitment to the organisation
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Willingness to speak their mind
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership

Time Commitment: the role requires an estimated commitment of 3 hours per month (but may be less – we can discuss your availability, and there will ideally be a Vice Treasurer to support).

Deadline: The deadline for this role is Friday, March 16th, 2018.

If you are interested in the role, you can speak to one of the directors by emailing - you’ll then be asked to send a CV and Cover Letter by the deadline outlined above. As this is a volunteer role, we’d expect no more than a page for each for the CV and Cover Letter detailing your motivations and enthusiasm for applying. We’re keen on speaking to you face-to-face about why you want to get involved.