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Volunteer Financial and Accounting Volunteer

Cocoon Kids - Creative Counselling and Play Therapy CIC


Posted over 30 days ago...

Help us to manage the impact Covid-19 and the cost of living crisis are having on our organisation. Our vital not-for-profit therapeutic service for priority children and young people, and their families depends on our financial resilience.


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Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 1LY

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We’re urgently looking for a volunteer who can help us to record, manage and account our finances at Cocoon Kids - Creative Counselling and Play Therapy CIC.   We need help:

Preparation of accounts Reconciliation of finance accounts Processing invoices & expense forms Following and using Accounts systems (Brightpay, Zoho etc.) Bank reconciliations Processing sales orders / working with sales / purchase ledger (future expansion) Managing our cash flow including measures to increase our short term financial resilience Financial forecasting / modelling  Researching relevant support packages related to Covid-19/Cost of living crisis, and if / how we should access on them

  We would love a volunteer who can:

Quickly understand our financial set up / main concerns Help us get to grips with relevant options / approaches / strategies  Discuss next steps Follow up with any further questions or outcomes Work well with our Directors and our Funding and Grant Officer (new role).

  Make this role your own - we're a responsive organisation, we'll be glad to listen to your great ideas.  

What are we looking for?

What are we looking for in a volunteer? We’re looking for a volunteer who:  

Quickly understands the needs of/challenges faced by our organisation Has accurate and up to date knowledge and experience of Community Interest Company finance, as well as Charity sector finance (in preparation for our CIO conversion), SORP and other relevant frameworks Has accurate and up to date knowledge of restricted / unrestricted funds, including any current Tax deductions for work completed in Educational settings etc. Is aware of / is willing to inform themself of the latest government support packages/tax deductions etc. for Covid-19/cost of living crisis Experience of completing accounts and other financial management, e.g. monitoring and evaluating projects and preparing reports Is self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative to meet deadlines Has good, clear communication skills.


Finance: Accountancy

Finance: Financial management

Organisational development and strategy: Business advice / analysis.

  Specific skills and experience  We expect all of our team to have knowledge and experience in the following areas: 

Mental health and wellbeing challenges and its impact Living with or have experience of socio-economic deprivation and/or marginalised communities Understanding of the impact that housing insecurity may bring to a child, young person and their family’s mental health and wellbeing.

What difference will you make?

You’ll be making a real and tangible difference to the lives of priority children, young people and families. Your financial support will make sure families can access fully-funded and appropriate longer-term sessions- for as long as is therapeutically right for them, providing long-term positive mental health equity and outcomes and improved social mobility. Ultimately, you'll be ensuring our long-term sustainability beyond the challenges of Covid-19 and the cost of living crisis, growing our service from local, to regional and beyond.   Why apply? Join us, and you’ll be part of our small, friendly team. You’ll be able to organise your time around your own schedule, whilst making a real and immediate difference to children, young people and families in difficult times.


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