Ridgeline Trust offers social and therapeutic horticulture to people with mental and/or physical disabilities and other special needs. Our professionally-trained horticultural therapists offer safe gardening activities all year round in our beautiful garden near Reading town-centre. With our support, beneficiaries recover and develop their skills, confidence, and self-esteem and enjoy the opportunities provided for social communication in a calm, restorative environment.
The treasurer's role:
Maintain accounting records for the charity using Sage Accounting.
Prepare simple monthly management accounts for the trustees.
Attend bi-monthly trustees’ meetings.
Prepare the annual financial accounts and assist with production of the charity’s Annual Report.
Make payments to suppliers and employees via the online bank account after obtaining suitable trustee approval. Bank cash and cheque receipts as necessary.
Send payroll instructions once a month to the payroll bureau and check the resulting payroll.
Prepare and submit invoices to service users once a month.
Prepare and submit the gift aid claim once a year.
Prepare the yearly budget with support from the trustees.
Provide financial information as necessary to support bids for grants, and where needed report on grant spend.
Attend occasional fund-raising events in the charity’s garden.
We expect the time commitment for the Treasurer to be the equivalent of 1-2 days per month. This will mainly be accounting and invoicing, with some meeting attendance.
It would help if you are a qualified accountant. Experience of the charity sector would be good but is not necessary, as it is more important that you are in sympathy with the aims of this small charity and can work effectively with the trustees.