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Volunteer RSPCA Pembrokeshire Branch Treasurer

RSPCA Pembrokeshire Branch


Posted over 30 days ago...

Are you passionate about animal welfare? We are looking for an enthusiastic person who understands charity finance to support us in our mission to prevent cruelty, promote kindness and alleviate the suffering of animals.


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Haverfordwest, SA61 1ST

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are looking for someone to volunteer as a Branch Treasurer for our Pembrokeshire Branch. This role would play a vital role in supporting the Branches affairs so that it is governed and managed effectively, whilst continually having animal welfare at the forefront of their mind. Primary responsibilities of the Branch Treasurer  

Implement and maintain sound financial systems. Take a lead role in ensuring the committee set annual financial budgets and plan the branch income and expenditure. Provide a written financial report for every branch meeting. Liaise with auditors/independent examiners regarding the production of the annual branch accounts and treasurer’s report. Maintain control of all bank accounts as authorised by the committee. Execute and operate branch committee financial decisions and act as branch co-signatory. Maintain control over all branch paying-in books and receipt books and to ensure their correct use. In the absence of a branch box secretary, to assume responsibility for the branch network of collection boxes. Arrange payment of the annual branch contribution to the appropriate RSPCA fund. Coordinate financial control of all branch fundraising activities. Make quarterly VAT returns to headquarters promptly. Ensure the production, monitoring and annual review of the branch’s financial risk management strategy following the charity commission’s requirements. Liaise with branch officers, Branch Partnership Managers and Branch finance coordinator on Financial affairs as necessary and alert them immediately to any possible difficulties or irregularities. Ensure the retention and safekeeping of all branch financial documentation for the appropriate time as set by the charity commission.

What are we looking for?

What we are looking for in a volunteer:  

We are particularly looking for someone who has knowledge and experience in finance, who may already understand charity finance. As a trustee, you would be able to dedicate the time to attend monthly committee meetings, which last approximately 3 hours. There will be additional volunteer duties between meetings, such as; providing financial reports at committee meetings, monitoring the budget that the trustees have set for the year, processing payments, querying invoices, VAT returns, and processing Gift Aid claims.

We are also looking for people who are creative, innovative, who have experience of or are part of the groups and communities we want to attract, who can bring new ideas, different experiences and fresh perspectives to the Board and help put those ideas into action. You will need to be able to work with people and have good interpersonal skills. You do not need to be an expert, although commitment, common sense, and the ability to be objective are vital.

What difference will you make?

This is a fantastic opportunity to improve animal welfare by playing an instrumental part in the production, monitoring and review of our Branches development plan. You will be able to influence how we raise our funds and how these are allocated in our local area. 


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