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Volunteering Opportunity: VO62936

  • Treasurer - St Andrews
    with Holy Trinity Church.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:Holy Trinity has recently had an Interim Minister appointed to work with them over the next 18-24 months
     •  This is a crucial period which will give the opportunity to look at options for the future including various possibilities for upgrading the impressive building, 'the toon kirk', in the very heart of St Andrews
     •  Over the past few years we have been operating with a deficit and it is important that we look at opportunities for the building to be more widely used and thereby bring in more income
     •  While there are limited reserves to run a continuing deficit there are considerable reserves which can be used for building upgrade and adaptations
     •  Bookkeeping is maintained by the office secretary and quarterly reports are produced by a firm of accountants
     •  At this challenging time we need someone to hold the post of Treasurer to work with our Finance Committee and Kirk Session
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:If the volunteer doesn't have experience of Church of Scotland Accounts it will be possible to meet with an experienced treasurer from another congregation to go over the various processes. The Interim Minister will always be available for close consultation.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - We would reimburse on completion of a claim form. Mileage is 25p/mile.

    Experience required:Someone with accountancy experience and, in particular, understanding of OSCR submissions. Someone with ideas on strategy in looking after funds.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Interview

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe Treasurer would be expected to keep in touch with finances through the church office either by calling in on a regular basis and/or through email. Meetings of the Finance Committee will be on a monthly basis and Kirk Session will meet eight times a ye

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.