Treasurer - Young Barnet Foundation
Organisation: Young Barnet Foundation
Vacancy Type: Treasurer
Deadline: 30th September 2019
About the role
The Young Barnet Foundation are looking for an experienced accountant &/or treasurer to add their skills to the current Board of Trustees as the Treasurer. Working closely with the operational staff this role is to oversee the financial processes and controls along with reporting back to the Board of Trustees on financial matters.
Overall, you will:
- Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
- Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
- Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
- Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts, and audits.
Find out more about this opportunity by reading the Treasurer Job Description and Trustee Recruitment Pack at https://www.youngbarnetfoundation.org.uk/vacancies
About Young Barnet Foundation
We believe that children and young people need safe space to grow and develop into resilient adults. For this, all children and young people need opportunities for learning and fun, beyond family and formal education, building strong trusted relationships with adults and their peers; leading to broadened networks, increased confidence and valuable life skills.
The Young Barnet Foundation is a member driven movement, which invests in charity and community groups to support local children and young people by enhancing opportunities, activities and services. We do this by:
- Growing and operating a grants pot for the voluntary and community sector working with children and young people in the borough, through local giving.
- Developing consortium / partnership bids to support smaller players within the sector.
- Developing (in partnership with others) a venue platform matching organisations with space to organisations that need space.
- Impact Monitoring – helping organisations to tell the story, backed up by reliable data.
Who are we looking for?
- Knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations.
- Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management (as necessary).
- Good financial analysis skills.
- Ability to communicate clearly.
The wonderful organisations and the young people that we serve come from a diverse range of backgrounds - they speak dozens of different languages, have a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and experience a broad range of different traditions, religious and cultural influences. We want our organisation to offer the best possible support to the children and young people's voluntary and community sector. We believe that in order to do that we need to be proactive about:
- Offering all young people, a diverse range of role models.
- Ensuring that our decision-making processes are informed by a range of different perspectives.
- Ensuring that our organisation reflects the community it serves.
We are therefore particularly keen to encourage applicants to our trustee board who come from black and minority ethnic communities, who are currently underrepresented on our board.
Our Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of every month from 6.15-8.00pm at our offices in Burnt Oak. We can make arrangements for you to join the meeting remotely from time to time.
We expect that you will provide support and advice to the executive team in between meetings, in order to oversee our financial affairs and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
This is an unpaid position.
This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team with drive and passion, which is making a real difference, through its members, to the lives of children and young people. We look forward to hearing from you.