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.
-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.
-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.
-An Accountancy qualification, or similar.
-Previous experience as a Treasurer.