Number Champions (charity 1180340) supports children in London state primary schools who are behind in maths. Our annual returns from teachers show a strong positive impact from our intervention. Overcoming 'the maths barrier' can also improve children’s engagement with education as a whole.
We now seek a Treasurer to help manage our expansion over the next few years so that we can contribute to increasingly more young children achieving their educational potential.
Now in our sixth year, the charity has established strong processes to manage volunteers in their deliver of maths support to children, has working management structures, and is fully solvent. Our 3-year plan is to continue to grow the number of children we support each year (from our current 300) while maintaining the quality of our delivery, and at the same time to execute our succession plan for our founder trustees.
You will take a key role in this by delivering financial plans and strategies aligned with our activities, and by overseeing a system of processes and controls to ensure that we use our resources efficiently and effectively to deliver the charity’s objectives.
Our staff team manages purchasing, sales invoicing, and bookkeeping, and specific trustees are responsible for fundraising. You will coordinate with these and oversee the financial management of the charity.
Specific duties of the Treasurer
- oversee our system of financial control,
- review financial reporting to board meetings,
- update each board meeting on the financial state of the charity and recommend financial decisions,
- manage the cash position of the charity to ensure that it can cover expenditure,
- provide expert support to our staff on financial management and control,
- prepare annual accounts,
- liaise with our Independent Examiner to have our accounts approved,
- oversee budgeting and planning, and
- although the role does not include responsibility for fundraising, assist the production of fundraising applications by supplying financial plans and other information.
In addition, you will have the general duties of a trustee to ensure that the charity pursues its objects and complies with all legal obligations. These duties are listed in the attached role specification.