Group Treasurer – Trustee

Where: At the following Groups/Units
1st Micklefield Scout Group
Community Centre
LS25 4AF
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

As the Group Treasurer you will provide sound financial administration, support and information to the Trustee Board and Scout Group in accordance with Scouts POR.

You can see what the Treasurer does below. If this role interests you or you’d like to know more, please get in touch.

Who do you report to?

Leeds Templars District Scout Council

Treasurer Tasks

The responsibilities of the Treasurer:
  • Manage and monitor the financial activities of the Group and its Sections, District or County/Area/Region and Trustee Board.
  • Act as Treasurer for the relevant Scout Council.
  • Prepare and present financial reports and accounts to the Trustee Board.
  • Leading the Trustee Board in the creation of budgets and financial planning and monitoring of these.
  • Ensuring that all financial reports, annual statements of account and supporting documents (including receipts, cheque books and bank statements) are maintained accurately and in accordance with legal regulations.
  • Ensuring that the Group, District or County/Area/Region is financially able to function, has appropriate reserves and accounting procedures and controls in place.
  • Prepare the Annual Statement of Accounts for independent examination and approval by the Trustee Board and presenting these at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Administering the process of Independent Examination of the Annual Statement of Accounts in accordance with Policy, Organisation and Rules.
  • Membership and attendance of any finance working groups or sub-Committees set by the Trustee Board where appropriate.
General Trustee Board Responsibilities:
  • To be a full and active participant in Trustee Board meetings and activities.
  • To uphold the responsibilities of a Trustee Board as outlined in The Scout Association’s Policy Organisation and Rules.
  • Willingness and eligibility to act as a Charity Trustee for the Group.
  • Contribute to the strategic aims and future development of the Group.
  • An understanding of their own role and the role of others on the Trustee Board.
  • A commitment to understanding and forming opinions on the key discussion points and responsibilities of the Trustee Board.
  • Willingness to complete various tasks which support the work of the Trustee Board and aims of the Group.

Skills for a Treasurer:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to think creatively and solve problems
  • Previous experience of financial management or the role of a Charity Treasurer
  • Able to analyse financial information effectively
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to summarise financial information for different audiences
  • Willing to speak one’s mind and listen to the views of others.
  • Able to maintain independent and objective judgement

Note: any other tasks are to be agreed with the Line Manager.

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