We are a relatively small charity but this is what is the recommended approach. I am sure that you already
appreciate all this nor, I believe, will the office of Treasurer of FLH be nearly so exacting, especially timewise.
The overall role of a treasurer is to maintain an overview of the organisation’s financial affairs, ensuring its
viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. The role can also be
undertaken by a Finance Sub Committee. The role and person specification are summarised below.
General financial oversight

● To oversee and present budgets, accounts and financial statements.
● To liaise with designated staff about financial matters.
● To ensure that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place.
● To ensure compliance with relevant legislation e.g. Companies and Charity legislation.
● To ensure any recommendations of the auditors are implemented.
● To ensure accounts meet the conditions of contractual agreements with external agencies such as
funders and statutory bodies.

Financial planning and reporting
● To present financial reports to the committee.
● To make a presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting (AGM).
● To advise on the organisation’s reserves policy and investment policy.
● To advise on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic and operational plans.
● To advise on the fundraising strategy of the organisation.
● To ensure that there is no conflict between any investment held and the aims and objects of the
● To authorise payments to creditors

Qualities and Skills Preferred
● Experience of financial control and budgeting.
● Experience of fundraising and pension schemes.
● Good communication and interpersonal skills.
● A willingness to be contacted on an ad hoc basis.
● Ability to ensure decisions are taken and followed-up

Email your CV to: [email protected]