New Treasurer required for COWC

Role Description for the Treasurer of Carlisle One World Centre



  • Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation.
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns and accounts.



  • Liaise with relevant staff, committee members and/or volunteers to ensure the financial viability of the organisation.
  • Where necessary, assist the bookkeeper in responding to financial queries from any of the above in an agreed timely manner
  • Make fellow committee members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them.
  • Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the committee meeting following the AGM.
  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place
  • Oversee regular reconciliations
  • Appraise the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies including financial information to be submitted with grant applications.
  • Lead on appointing and liaising with an independent examiner
  • Organise the updating of the bank account mandate, when required
  • Undertake the quarterly and annual PAYE system tasks (required even though the charity currently has no employees)
  • Record gift aided donations and submit gift aid claims to HMRC
  • Arrange annual insurance renewal
  • Complete periodic requests from Valuations Office Agency re business rates
  • Prepare annual accounts following 31 March financial year end
  • Provide Development Officer with list of supporters in preparation for circulation of AGM information
  • Prepare AGM financial presentation
  • Complete and submit Corporation Tax return (within 8 months of financial year end if required by HMRC)



  • Attention to detail
  • Good level of knowledge of Microsoft Excel including the use of Pivot Tables to create summary reports
  • Ideally, knowledge and experience of fundraising / finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management
  • Good financial analysis skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally



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