Progress to Change
Leeds, West Yorkshire (GB)
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Oversee the planning and presentation of budgets, internal management of accounts and annual financial statements to the Board of Trustees. Lead in the Board’s duty to ensure that proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are properly controlled, invested, and economically spent, in line with good governance, legal and regulatory requirements. Lead in the development and implementation of financial reserves, cost-management and investment policies.  Liaise, where applicable, with the members of staff responsible for the financial activities of the organisation – with the Strategic Manager and Senior Finance Officer regarding budget planning and performance; and with the Company Secretary regarding centrally held moneys and monitoring on-line banking activities.  Review the two pension schemes which the employees are members of namely West Yorkshire Pension Fund and The Peoples Pension Fund and update the Board of Trustees re the deficit on the WYPF periodically and at the time of the Triennial Actuarial Valuation. Chair any finance committee, e.g. Remunerations Committee, in line with delegated terms of reference, and reporting back to the Board of Trustees;  Monitor and advise on the financial viability of the charity. Oversee the implementation of and monitoring specific financial controls and adherence to systems.  Advise on the financial implications of the charity’s business plan. Oversee the charity’s financial risk‐management process.  Act as a signatory on charity cheques and other financial instructions as required. Board‐level liaison with the external auditors on specific issues such as the Auditors’ Management Letter and the related Board representations. 

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