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Accounting for International Development (A f I D)

Accounting for International Development (A f I D)

Accounting for International Development (A f I D)

Accounting for International Development (A f I D) offers accountants the opportunity to use their skills to make a genuine difference around the world whilst gaining hands-on experience in the Int...

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Location:
London, United Kingdom

Posted:
28 Nov 2013

Deadline:
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Volunteer Treasurer

Our partner is the only organisation whose sole purpose is to work towards the end of acid violence across the world.

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Contract / Short-term
Full-time
Level:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
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Entrepreneurial
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Social Impact
Function:
Accounting
Finance
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Our partner is a registered charity based in London. It is a centre of excellence supporting and working hand in hand with its partners in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Uganda, Pakistan, Nepal and India to end acid and burns violence. 
 
Our partner is the only organisation whose sole purpose is to work towards the end of acid violence across the world. It has a committed team of expert volunteers who are working to ensure that effective resources are available to support survivors on their journey and that the human rights and dignity of survivors are upheld.

Please note: the first board meeting is to be held around 5th December, so ideally the candidate will be availble to attend this in London
 

Overall purpose of the role:
1. To maintain a strategic overview of our partner’s financial affairs, ensuring its financial viability, compliance with relevant legislatory frameworks, effective use of resources, and ensuring that proper financial records, controls and procedures are maintained; 
 
2. To be the main link between the Board and the Executive Director on financial matters;
 
3. To contribute actively to the Board’s role in giving strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance.
 

Responsibilities:

General
1. To comply with the general requirements of a trustee
 
2. To sit on ad hoc panels and sub-committees, and attend other meetings for particular purposes, by invitation of the Board or its Chairman;
 

Specific to the Treasurer role
3. To serve as a member of the Board,  presenting a Treasurer’s Report to each Board meeting, highlighting matters requiring Board consideration and decision, and making recommendations as appropriate;
 
4. To ensure that independent professional advice is taken when necessary, and to attend relevant meetings with professional advisors, for example to attend meetings with the auditors;
 
5. To support and advise the Executive Director in respect of strategic financial issues, systems and controls;
 
6. To support and advise the Finance Manger in respect of day-to-day financial issues, monthly management accounts, systems and controls in order to ensure that appropriate financial systems and controls are in place, and that record-keeping and accounts meet the conditions of funders and/or statutory bodies.
 

Time commitment
The time commitment for the Treasurer role is approximately:

• Attendance at 4 Board meetings throughout the year – to be held in Shoreditch, London
• Attendance at ad hoc meetings, including meetings with auditors (approx. 4-6 per year)
• Approximately 1 hour per week for preparatory work for and discussions outside of these meetings, reviewing monthly accounts, payment authorisations, support to budget & forecast preparations

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