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Treasurer of the Board of Trustees

Employer
International Lawyers Project
Location
EC2A 2EG, London (Greater)
Salary
Unpaid Voluntary Role
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Sector
Charity and not for profit
Salary band
Unremunerated
Hours
Part Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly home

ILP is an ambitious charity, currently going through an exciting period of development and growth.  We are looking for a qualified accountant to act as treasurer and support our work by ensuring effective governance and financial management.

What will you be doing?

The role of the Treasurer is to maintain effective governance of ILP, ensure financial viability and ensure that the proper processes and procedures exist to maintain all financial records, decisions and delegations.

Key Responsibilities are set out on the attached document but include:

1.       Strategic

  • Advise on the implementation of ILP’s strategy and resources required;

2.       Financial

  • Advise the Board on financial matters;
  • Present financial reports to the Board;
  • Oversee the preparation of management accounts, annual budget and annual accounts;
  • Support for recruitment of staff responsible for financial matters;
  • Liaise with relevant professional advisors;
  • Advise on financial policies and accounting procedures and controls;
  • Support the Executive Director and other staff on some day-to-day financial duties.

3.       Governance

  • Ensure the charity is carrying out its purpose for the public benefit in accordance with the charity’s governing document and the law;
  • Ensure financial stability and the proper investment of charity funds;

The expected time commitment is 4 hours per month including attendance at quarterly Board meetings either at our London office or virtually. The term of office is 3 years, serving a maximum of 3 consecutive terms. The role is unpaid although reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

What are we looking for?

We welcome candidates who satisfy the following:

  • Fully qualified chartered accountant or equivalent qualification with charity or similar accounting experience;
  • Demonstrable skills in analysing financial proposals and accounts, and examining their consequences;
  • Good, independent judgement;
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to effectively support the charity;
  • Good communication and people management skills.
  • Qualified accountant or equivalent ideally with Treasurer/charity experience

What difference will you make?

ILP is an alliance of talented and passionate lawyers drawn from diverse countries and cultures across the globe. We pull together teams of pro bono experts to support the policy and legal needs of marginalised communities.

A UK registered charity founded in 2005, we are staffed by a group of lawyers dedicated to using the law to achieve economic and environmental justice through strategic pro bono legal support. For nearly twenty years we have supported partners in more than 80 countries.

We are proud to have a diverse staff team from Africa, Asia and Europe, reflective of the communities we support. Our staff have extensive experience in our focus areas, as well as international law and development. We work primarily in the Global South, with active projects across sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe.

As a charity, our ultimate aim is to help our partners create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions.

Our vision is a just and sustainable world in which the law serves as a tool for those who need it most.

Before you apply

Applicants are requested to submit an updated CV of no more than three pages together with a cover letter of no more than two pages which concisely explains why you are interested in the role and how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification. 

Interviews will take place as soon as possible after 6 May and will be conducted by a small panel of staff/trustees. The current Treasurer and/or a trustee are happy to answer any questions you may have in advance.

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