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Volunteer Treasurer, Reading Rugby Club

Reading Rugby Football Club


Posted over 30 days ago...

Reading Rugby Club provides community rugby for a wide range of players and age groups from Under-6s to over 60's. We are looking for a new Treasurer to manage finances, contribute to strategic business planning and implement financial policies.


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Sonning, RG4 6SU

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Background  Reading Rugby Football Club (RRFC) is a rugby club established in 1898, and now provides community rugby for a wide range of players and age groups:    Senior Men’s teams – 1sts, 2nds, 3rds, Veterans  Women – 1sts  Junior Boys – U12 to U16, Colts  Junior Girls – U12, U14, U16 & U18  Minis – U6 to U11 boys and girls  Walking Rugby  Mixed Ability Rugby    RRFC is based in Sonning, three miles from the centre of Reading, at extensive grounds including three full-sized pitches, changing rooms, physio room, gym, plus a  bar and meeting rooms.    RRFC as a business has a turnover of c£300k pa. Key revenue streams are membership subscriptions, bar & catering income, facilities hire & lettings, sponsorship. Staffing is a combination of a small team of paid employees and a large crew of volunteers.    Financial management and accounting has recently moved across to Xero, from QuickBooks. The bar and catering operation uses an EPOS system and members have account cards, so most transactions are cashless.   Reporting and support structure  The Treasurer is one of the Officers of the club, the others being the Secretary and Chairman. The post reports to the Chairman.    Purpose   To manage RRFC’s finances, contribute to strategic business planning and review and recommend financial policies for the club to ensure that all finance work is appropriately carried out.     Key aspects of the role   1. Lead on all financial issues   Plan and monitor a budget each year; prepare and present the accounts for the end of year financial report, prepare and present Management Accounts and keep the committee informed of any trends and issues.     2. Manage Statutory Requirements   Prepare and submit any relevant statutory documents, including VAT and tax.    3. Monitor commercial activity  In conjunction with the Club House Manager record and monitor bar, shop, and gym income. Deal with suppliers, coordinate timely payments and ensure that all appropriate documentation is obtained. Working in conjunction with the membership secretary, monitor membership subscriptions income. 

What are we looking for?

The treasurer is likely to be appropriately financially qualified and experienced, and have some experience of involvement with a community based sports club of supporting 

What difference will you make?

This is a key role in enabling the club to meet its vision of providing rugby to a wide range of the local community. The club has over 900 members, and this role helps ensure the ongoing success and longevity of the club allowing it to support all members of the local community in enhancing their "rugby life" according to their ability and desires.


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