At the end of this year our Treasurer, Jo Upshall, will be stepping down after many years of service. So we need to find someone who can take on the role. This has usually been a parent of a pre-school child but it can be anyone from the local community that could carry out the role. The person would need to have a DBS check and become a Trustee of the pre-school charity. It is a voluntary (not a paid) position.
The role requires someone who is numerate and is familiar with Excel Spreadsheets but does not need to have had any book-keeping experience. Systems are in place and the Treasurer works in conjunction with other committee members regarding investments and savings.
If you would be interested in taking on the role or have a parent or friend who would be suitable please can you let me know. If you require more information about the role please also contact me. This is not an onerous task just an hour or so a week with a few hours once a year to prepare the accounts for external examination by an accountant. It would be nice to have someone in place by the end of the pre-school year for starting in September.
General financial oversight
Overseeing investments and savings
Producing regular updates to forecast figures
Presenting forecasts and accounts at committee meetings ( a 5 minute run through of the forecast spreadsheet)
Preparing annual accounts for external independent examination prior to Charity Commission submission
Present accounts at AGM (again a 5 minute overview of the accounts for the year)
Liaising with staff and committee about financial matters
Ensure appropriate financial systems are in place
Ensure compliance with relevant legislation
Manage bank accounts
Bank reconciliation each month
Ensure proper records are kept
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jo for all her work for the pre-school over the last few years.