Volunteer Treasurer

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We are seeking a committed and experienced Volunteer Treasurer to oversee the financial affairs of Akwaaba, an entirely volunteer run social centre for migrants based in Hackney.

Overall purpose of the role:

Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation. Ensure the affairs are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practices. Advice on the financial situation of the organisation.

Activities:

-Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place, in regards to:

o Expenses payments and purchasing limits

o Petty cash receipts/float

o Travel expenses logs

o Any other as required

-Reconcile accounts on monthly basis and check balances

-Produce regular financial reports (quarterly) to account to the Akwaaba general meeting and the steering committee and to attend the general meetings when possible

-Prepare reports for audits and ad hoc summaries for grant applications and reporting.

-Ensure that spending against grants and other funds received for specific purposes are appropriately monitored.

-Take a lead on interpreting financial data and make the steering committee/the general meeting aware of outstanding obligations, financial discrepancies or risks.

-Work with the Steering Committee to improve financial processes.

Essential:

-Knowledge and experience of current financial practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations

-Excellent numerical skills and feeling comfortable to interpret and explain data

-Accuracy and attention to detail.

-Excel skills and awareness of spreadsheet best practise

-Availability for ca 0.5 day a week, or as required to complete all tasks.

Desirable:

-An Accountancy qualification, or similar.

-Previous experience as a Treasurer.

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