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Volunteer Co-Treasurer

Plateful Cafe


Posted over 30 days ago...

This role is to ensure that Plateful Cafe’s assets & financial affairs are properly & effectively managed, legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.


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London, SE10 8GE

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Main Tasks

Liaising with the appropriate member(s) of volunteers responsible for Plateful Cafe’sfinancial activities and financial record-keeping Make members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpretingfinancial data to them. Monitoring that financial systems and controls are in place and adhered to Assist the fundraising team and team with Funding applications with the financequestions Assist with preparing budgets and other financial information for funding bids Assist volunteers with the preparation of financial reports for funders Acting as a financial spokesperson for Plateful Cafe as appropriate Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controlsare in place, ie:◦ Cheque signatories◦ Purchasing limits◦ Purchasing systems◦ Petty cash/ float

Others as appropriate:

Appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies. Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner. Undertake bookkeeping duties and/or oversee the finance volunteer ensuring posting and bookkeeping is kept up-to-date. Maintain the petty cash system and regularly process petty cash claims. Regularly carry out reconciliations/ oversee regular reconciliations by the finance volunteer. Arrange payments to creditors as appropriate and arrange appropriate signatures on payments. Make the necessary arrangements to collect payments from debtors and bank payments promptly.

What are we looking for?


Knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations. Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management (as necessary). Good financial analysis skills. Ability to communicate clearly Previous usage of Free Agent system preferable Attention to details Preferable previous experience on payroll Experience on preparing budget

What difference will you make?

Main Responsibilities

Share the responsibility of jointly reporting the financial position (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc). Jointly oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits and the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year. To ensure jointly that proper accounts and records are kept and that Plateful Cafe meets its legal obligations in respect of its financial affairs and financial reporting To ensure jointly that Plateful Cafe’s financial resources are spent in line with good governance and legal and regulatory requirements To be jointly instrumental in the development and implementation of Plateful Cafe's financial policies To jointly supervise and assist Finance assistants


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