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Volunteer Treasurer - Board of Directors

Demilitarise Education


Posted over 30 days ago...

dED is looking for an organised and self-motivated individual with experience in financial budgeting and management who can dedicate 2 hr/mo for financial oversight, and attend at least two annual meetings for budgeting and reporting.


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Manchester, M2 3HZ

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Demilitarise Education's Board of Directors is a governing body that holds legal fiduciary responsibility to the organisation. The Board is made up of citizens working within, or retired from, the Higher Education space and citizens with high level expertise from a range of social development areas focused on building strong and peaceful societies.    Role Specification The treasurer maintains an overview of dEDs affairs, with bi-annual reports to the board, in order to ensure the organisations financial viability and its adherence in financial matters to good practice, the Memorandum and Articles of Association, and legal requirements.   Role Expectations 

Remote, unpaid position on dED’s Board of Directors  As a registered member of the board, you will have three primary legal duties known as the “duty of care,” “duty of loyalty,” and “duty of obedience”.  Knowledge/experience with Quickbooks (highly desirable) No conflicts of interest (for example, relationship, partnership or current work with arms companies)

  Capacity & Commitments 

1-2 hours per month financial oversight Start of financial year Budgeting with Executives Start of financial year report to Board End of financial year report to Board Report on financial progress to Board at annual meeting

What are we looking for?

  Role Responsibilities    Main Duties:

Monitor the books Monitoring and advising the Board on dEDs financial viability and advising on the financial implications of dEDs strategic plan and developing the necessary financial strategy Overseeing sound financial management of dEDs resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with its objects Ensuring in liaison with the Executives that sound procedures for the control of organisations assets are in place  Working closely with the Board and Executives on internal controls and risk management Liaising with the Executive to ensure that the annual report and accounts are sufficient

  Ongoing Duties: 

Work with the Executive and Board to ensure dEDs financial viability Ensure that financial resources are used in pursuance of dEDs objects and in line with its policies, governance, legal and regulatory requirements Ensure that proper accounts and records are kept Oversee budgets, accounts, management accounts and financial statements in discussion with the Executives, and ensure their clear presentation to the board Ensure the development and implementation of financial, reserves and investment policies Ensure that effective and appropriate financial and accounting measures, controls and procedures are put in place and adhered to and that administration is effective and efficient Contribute to the board’s role in giving strategic direction, setting policy and targets and monitoring performance

What difference will you make?

The strategic purpose of the board, and thus the impact the Treasurer could have, is to assist the successful completion of dED’s mission while considering the interest and purpose of Higher Education, which should be to enable personal development and promote economic, technological and social change.


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