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Treasurer to the Board of Trustees

Employer
International Lawyers Project
Location
London (EC2) for quarterly board meetings otherwise from home
Salary
Voluntary position; reasonable expenses reimbursed
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

Job Details

Role of the Treasurer of the Board  

The overall 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.  

ILP is a growing and ambitious organisation, with its budget doubling in size over the course of the last two years. Currently with a budget sat at approx. £500K and additional £4M value in pro bono work, we are looking for an individual who is able to support the team as it continues to grow and move to the next level.  

Person Specification 

  • 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. 

Key Responsibilities 

Strategic  

  • Assist and advise in the implementation of the Charity’s strategy with particular focus on ensuring that the Charity has the necessary resources for its delivery;  
  • Advise on taking on new donors / new compliance requirements.  

Financial  

  • Advise the Board on how to carry out its financial responsibilities, providing expert guidance on financial matters; 
  • Present financial reports to the Board in a format that helps the Board understand the charity’s financial position; 
  • Oversee the preparation of management accounts, the annual budget and the annual accounts with expert scrutiny; 
  • Support for recruitment of staff responsible for financial matters;  
  • Liaise with relevant professional advisors; 
  • Advise on establishing appropriate financial policies and accounting procedures and controls, and ensure that these are reviewed on a regular basis; 
  • Support the Executive Director and other staff on some day-to-day financial duties, such as book-keeping, budgeting and preparing of financial report.  

Governance  

  • Ensure the charity is carrying out its purpose for the public benefit; 
  • Comply with the charity’s governing document and the law, particularly as it pertains to the charity’s financial duties and responsibilities; 
  • Act in the charity’s best interests; 
  • Help to manage the charity’s resources responsibly by ensuring financial stability and the proper investment of charity funds;  
  • Act with reasonable care and skill; 
  • Safeguard the good name and values of the charity; 
  • Declare any conflicts of interest while carrying out the duties of a Trustee; 
  • Attend meetings and subcommittee meetings as appropriate and read board papers in preparation for the meeting; 

In addition to the above responsibilities, each trustee, including the Treasurer, should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of trustees reach sound decisions. This will include scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise. 

 

Company

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. 

Company info
Website
Telephone
07885155976
Location
First Floor, Exchange House
Exchange Square
Primrose Street
London
UK
EC2A 2EG
GB

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