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Group Treasurer

Southwark Scouts
Camberwell, London (Greater)
Closing date
28 Oct 2022

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Charity and not for profit, Community, Board trustees, Other
Salary band
Part Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
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We need a new volunteer Treasurer to pick up from our retiring Treasurer who has been in the role for 5 years.   The accounts are in a good state and have recently been professionally independently examined without any qualifications.

23rd Camberwell Scouts is a registered charity with an annual income in the region of £50,000 supporting around 80 young people aged 6 to 14 to take part in weekly activities as well as regular camps and excursions.  We are a diverse group with around 12 adult leaders and an active parents committee.  


We are part of the Scout Association, which provides around half a million young people in the UK with opportunities to develop their skills and make a contribution to society.  


We’re looking for someone to provide sound financial administration, support and information for our scout group, in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association. An enhanced DBS check is required before being appointed to the role and the successful applicant will need to complete 4 short mandatory Scout Association online training modules.


The approximate time commitment is two to three hours per week, plus Executive Committee meetings four to six times a year. Additional time will be required at year end to prepare the Annual Report and Accounts.  Previous experience of financial management or as a charity Treasurer would be an advantage but is not required. Some IT skills are needed, such as being able to work with spreadsheets.


The Main Responsibilities of the Treasurer: 


  • Manage and monitor the financial activities of the Group. This includes monitoring cash flow in and out of the Group's bank accounts and use of the electronic petty cash system (Soldo pre-paid cards) on a weekly basis
  • Ensure appropriate insurance is in place for Group property, volunteers and minivan and act as primary point of contact on the Group's utility accounts. Act as Trustee and Treasurer for the charity. 
  • Prepare and present financial reports and accounts.  
  • Lead 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, invoices, electronic petty cash and bank statements) are prepared and 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 scrutiny/ independent examination as appropriate 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. Liaising with a supportive District Treasurer as necessary to ensure the proper financial running of the group.
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