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Trustee & Honorary Treasurer

Employer
The Access to Justice Foundation
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Unremunerated – but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

Job Details

This is a rare opportunity to join a forward-thinking organisation as a trustee and honorary treasurer. This role will have a substantial and meaningful impact on our organisation – the new trustee will play an important role in the oversight and strategic execution of our finances and governance during an exciting period of organisational growth and development. As a member of the Board of Trustees and as its honorary treasurer, you will ensure the charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit and in compliance with its governing document and the law; monitor the financial administration of the charity and authorise key payments; and chair the board’s Governance, Risk and Audit Committee.

We are striving to run an inclusive search process. We believe that diverse identities and experiences will strengthen our Board of Trustees. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities and experiences to apply.

 

 Duties and Responsibilities:

The honorary treasurer is a key member of our Board of Trustees. The duties of this role include:

• Trustee duties: Those who serve as trustees of the Access to Justice Foundation have duties, responsibilities, and liabilities both under Company Law as Directors and under Charity Law as Trustees. Candidates must demonstrate high standards of corporate and personal conduct including impartiality, fairness, integrity, respecting confidences, and objectivity in the execution of the role and responsibilities.

Chair of the Governance, Risk and Audit Committee: Working closely with the Finance & Operations Team, set the agenda and manage the board committee that oversees the foundation’s internal controls, risk management, and other key aspects of our organisational governance.

Year End Accounts: Work with our auditors and the Finance and Operations Team to oversee the preparation our year end accounts and successful completion of our annual audit – including meeting with the Finance & Operations Team and the auditors as well as reviewing the trial balance, initial workings, and draft accounts.

Meetings: Regularly attend board meetings (6 times per year), committee meetings (5 times per year), and occasional meetings with the Finance and Operations team.

Oversight: Authorise key payments. Regularly spot check QuickBooks and our bank statements. Review monthly and quarterly account reconciliations.

 

Person Specification

Essential

• An understanding of and commitment to the Foundation’s vision, mission, and objectives

• Strong financial acumen with demonstrable experience of applying this in a leadership role

• Professionally qualified with a relevant accountancy qualification

• Ability to work collaboratively both with the Board and the staff team, including the provision of advice on the financial implications of strategic decisions and the provision of financial oversight for the Foundation

• Experience in identifying and mitigating financial risks

• Ability to analyse and interpret complex information, highlighting long-term trends and communicating effectively to the wider board

• Innovative thinking with excellent communication skills to debate, challenge and influence the work of the Foundation

• A willingness to devote the necessary time and commitment to the role

 

Preferred

• Prior trustee or treasurer experience

Company

Company info
Website
Telephone
020 4522 8400
Location
7 Bell Yard
London
London
WC2A 2JR
United Kingdom

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