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  • Treasurer
    with Circle of Comfort

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO68665 - Created/last updated: 20/09/2023


    About this opportunity:Circle of Comfort is a Fife-based charity that provides complementary therapies to people diagnosed with Cancer. This is provided in their own home/ in hospital, free of charge. The charity also has agreements with Cornhill Macmillan Centre at Perth and Parkinson's UK, Fife Branch, to provide their service.

    Circle of Comfort's board meets on a three-monthly basis. They need a Treasurer to join the team of trustees - you should have a qualification in accountancy.

    The Treasurer will -
    Liaise with Chairperson and Executive Committee to ensure the financial viability of the organisation (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance, etc.).
    Undertake bookkeeping duties and ensuring posting and bookkeeping is kept up to date.
    Arrange payments to employee(s), (currently one part-time person) creditors as appropriate and arrange appropriate authorisations on payments.
    Make Gift Aid claims to HMRC.
    Attend the organisation's Executive Meetings (quarterly) and the Annual General Meeting and report on the financial position (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance, etc.).
    Prepare annual accounts for submission to OSCR and liaise with an independent examiner.

    Takes place:

    Training provided:An introduction into the work of the charity.
    Experience required:A qualification in accountancy is required for this role as well as knowledge and experience of current and fundraising financial practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations. Ability to communicate clearly.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    The role would require a qualified person with experience in accountancy

    Application process:Informal Chat; Interview

    Travel DetailsMeetings take place online or in Dunfermline

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