Treasurer - Join our Board of Trustees

We are recruiting for a treasurer to join the Indigo Volunteers board of Trustees!


Do you have accounting or finance experience and are you interested in joining a board? We'd love to hear from you!


Indigo directly and efficiently connects volunteers with humanitarian organisations.


Our Mission is to amplify the efforts of our partners on their mission to aid displaced communities. Indigo helps hundreds of humanitarians put their boots on the ground each year. This means that dozens of projects have the vital support necessary to keep their programmes running and increase their activities. We make sure that more people, from more diverse backgrounds have the chance to volunteer responsibly - so that everyone benefits from a sustainable and inclusive change-making environment. Read more about us here & read more about the role below.


To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to recruitment@indigovolunteers.org.

Deadline: Monday 31st October, 8pm CET


Timeline
  • Applications close by Monday 31st October

  • Candidates selected for interview by Friday 4th November

  • Interviews to take place w/c Monday 7th November

  • Role to begin w/c 21st November


Role Description


Role Title: Treasurer of the Board of Trustees

Location: Remote (within the EU, UK, Serbia, or Bosnia)

Reporting to: Chair of the Board of Trustees

Start date: 31st October, 2022

Time commitments: 4-6 board meetings per year, an annual strategy day as well as other activities between meetings as required by the role. The Treasurer is also expected to have regular contact with the Chief Executive and bookkeeper.

Duration: Probation period 3 months, including attendance at a board meeting. Minimum commitment 18 months, maximum 5 years.

Remuneration: The role of Treasurer is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed.

General Trustee Role: Below outlines the specific role of the Treasurer. It is essential that you also read the Advisor to the Board of Trustees role profile here which outlines your general responsibilities as a trustee.


Overview of the role

The treasurer will monitor the financial standing of the charity and report to the Board and CEO regarding cash-flow forecasting, income streams, outgoing expenses and the overarching strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources. They oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process and report financial health to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals. The treasurer ensures that annual accounts are submitted to all relevant regulators in a timely fashion and liaises with external auditors where needed. They also ensure that the organisation's finances are responsibly managed for the betterment of the organisation’s work and for the beneficiaries it serves.


Responsibilities

Budgeting and strategic financial planning

Management Reporting

Statutory Financial Reporting

Reserves Policy

Governance

The above list is indicative only and not exhaustive. The treasurer may be expected to perform all such additional duties as are reasonably commensurate with the role.


Terms


The charity’s Treasurer (and board members) will serve a minimum 18-month term, maximum five-year term. The Treasurer has the right to attend any working groups or sub-committees.


Person Description

In addition to the qualities required of a Trustee of the Charity, the Treasurer must also meet the following requirements:

Experience

Knowledge and skills

Supportive Links

The Honorary Treasurers Forum offers support and networking for those who take the role of Treasurer on nonprofit boards. They publish the free Honorary Treasurer's Handbook. The Forum also run regular meetings, provide updates and briefings, carry out research and produce other helpful publications.




To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to recruitment@indigovolunteers.org.

Deadline: Monday 31st October, 8pm CET

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