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Oxfordshire County Scouts
Closing date
27 Aug 2022

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Oxfordshire Scouts helps support children and young adults, helping them gain skills for life through exciting and adventurous activities.

Children and young people look forward to attending Scouts every week and taking part in the many outside trips and events.

Our aim is for children and young people in Oxfordshire to have fun, build their confidence and make new friends, but also gain the skills and experience they need for adulthood.

We’re looking for someone to provide sound financial administration, support and information to the board of Trustees of our vibrant County Scout Council, in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.   You’ll have an accounting qualification, and enjoy helping those who don’t do finance every day understand and appreciate where the money goes.  You’ll want to take a full part in our strategic conversations as a trustee of the charity, and be ready to roll up your sleeves and do the bookkeeping and processing necessary for an organisation with an annual turnover of approximately £250,000 and which employs three staff.


Responsible to: Oxfordshire County Scout Council.

Appointment requirements: Requirements: Must successfully complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Association's policies). It's expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will undertake regulated activity.

The Responsibilities of the Treasurer:

  • Manage and monitor the financial activities of the County and its board of trustees.
  • Act as Treasurer for the charity
  • Prepare and present financial reports and accounts to the board of trustees 
  • Leading the board of trustees in the creation of budgets and financial planning and monitoring of these.
  • Ensuring that all financial reports, annual statements of account and supporting documents (including receipts, cheque books and bank statements) are maintained accurately and in accordance with legal regulations.
  • Ensuring that the charity is financially able to function, has appropriate reserves and accounting procedures and controls in place.
  • Prepare the Annual Statement of Accounts for audit and subsequent approval by the board of trustees and presenting these at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Administering the process of audit of the Annual Statement of Accounts in accordance with Policy, Organisation and Rules and SORP.
  • Membership and attendance of any finance working groups or sub-Committees set by the boatrd of trustees where appropriate.

Trustee Responsibilities:

  • To be a full and active participant in trustee meetings and activities.
  • To uphold the responsibilities of a trustee as outlined in The Scout Association’s Policy Organisation and Rules.
  • Willingness and eligibility to act as a Charity Trustee for the County
  • Contribute to the strategic aims and future development of the County
  • An understanding of their own role and the role of others on the board of trustees
  • A commitment to understanding and forming opinions on the key discussion points and responsibilities of the board of trustees
  • Willingness to complete various tasks which support the work of the board of trustees and aims of the County.

Skills for a Treasurer:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to think creatively and solve problems
  • Previous experience of financial management or the role of a Charity Treasurer
  • Able to analyse financial information effectively
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to summarise financial information for different audiences
  • Willing to speak one’s mind and listen to the views of others.
  • Able to maintain independent and objective judgement

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