Finance Lead / Treasurer

11 Jun 2018
01 Jul 2018
Children and Youth
Hours per month
10 to 20 hours
Long Term

We are a growing and ambitious Scout County and we are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer to take the lead looking after the finances of the Scout County. The Treasurer will provide sound financial administration, support and information to the Executive Committee (Board of Trustees) and County in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.


Manage and monitor the financial activities of the County, acting as Treasurer for the County Scout Council;
Play a full and active part in the business of the Executive Committee and as a Trustee; uphold the responsibilities of the Committee as outlined in the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association;
Prepare and present financial reports and accounts to the County Executive Committee, with the support of an employed finance officer;
Lead the Executive Committee (Trustees) in the creation of budgets, financial planning and monitoring of these;
Ensure that all annual reports, annual statements of account and supporting documents (including receipts, cheque books and bank statements) are maintained accurately and in accordance with legal regulations;
Ensure that the County is able to function financially, has appropriate reserves, accounting procedures and controls in place;
Prepare the Annual Statement of Accounts for independent examination and approval by the Executive Committee and present these at the Annual General Meeting;
Administer the process of Independent Examination of the Annual Statement of Accounts in accordance with The Scout Associations Policy, Organisation and Rules;
Chair the meetings of the Finance and Fundraising Committee and manage the committee in providing financial oversight of the County's operations.

We are looking for someone with experience of financial management or who has held the role of a Charity Treasurer with experience of managing an investment portfolio. They should understand the challenges of working in the voluntary sector.

Experience of working with young people and/or community work with adult groups is desirable.

Strong organisational, communication and IT skills - Essential
Able to think creatively and solve problems, with good judgement and logic - Essential
Able to identify risks and demonstrates a commitment to accountability - Essential
Able to analyse financial information effectively; summarise and present for different audiences - Essential
Willing to speak your mind and listen to the views of others - Essential
Able to chair meetings and maintain independent and effective judgement - Essential

Personal Qualities:
An understanding of the needs of adult volunteers - Essential
Flexible approach - Essential
Self-motivated - Essential
Able to work as part of a team and promote good teamwork - Essential
Resourceful, energetic and enthusiastic about the role - Essential
Respected for personal integrity and delivery - Essential
Acceptance of the fundamentals of the Scout Movement - Essential

This role can be completed flexibly and from home in your own time. However, there will be some requirement to attend meetings (evenings) throughout the year and from time to time, travel into our County Office based near Preston (PR3 2EU).

A DBS check and personal references will be obtained should you be successful in your volunteer application for this role. 

If you are looking for a volunteering role that gives you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of young people across Lancashire, then this could be the role for you. Each week our 3,500 volunteers bring Scouting to over 10,000 young people giving them the chance for fun, adventure and to try new challenges. Make a difference and help us provide the support and resources we need for these young people and those waiting to join.

A full vacancy pack is available on request and we would be happy to have an informal conversation with you, before you decide to apply.

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