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UK Volunteering

Part-time, short term volunteer assignments designed to give charities with limited resources access to qualified accounting expertise. An excellent way for accountants to give back and pick up rewarding experience in the not-for-profit sector.

Finance Trustee [518]

Pro bono

Our partner, an international Christian development NGO, provides life-changing healthcare, training and job opportunities to marginalised and excluded communities across Africa and Asia.

They have a strong and committed group of trustees who bring a wealth of experience and expertise. However, following a recent review they are seeking to strengthen the board with the appointment of two new trustees, bringing expertise in finance or fundraising.

The Finance Trustee will have considerable experience in the strategic oversight of the finance function and an ability to analyse and comment on the financial and management accounts including risk management and reserves management. Experience of working with global partners or subsidiaries in Africa or Asia would be advantageous.

The Board meets three times a year, totalling four days, with one face to face meeting lasting two days (Friday/Saturday). The other two meetings being full days (Saturdays) where remote attendance is possible. You will also belong to two sub-committees, involving approximately five meetings per year held virtually. You will be expected to provide ad-hoc advice between meetings.


Finance Trustee [517]

Pro bono

Our partner helps some of the world's poorest women work themselves out of poverty, providing loans and training to help them start businesses that can generate the income needed to provide for their families.

They are looking to strengthen their Board of Trustees to support the planned significant expansion in the scope and complexity of their activities.

They would be particular interested in candidates with experience in either corporate finance / private equity, investment management, banking or those with experience working in an impact-investment fund, a foundation or development finance institution, with a strong commitment to achieving financial sustainability alongside significant social impact.

The board meets at least four times a year, with the ability to attend by video conference. In addition to these meetings, trustees may be called upon to form sub-committees and provide ad hoc support to the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team. The total time commitment for trustees is not expected to exceed 10 days a year.


Treasurer [509]

Pro bono

Our partner is a relatively small, award winning and forward looking charity that provides advice and support to adult and young unpaid carers in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

They are looking to appoint a new Treasurer to join the board of 8 trustees, to replace the current post-holder who is moving away.

The main responsibilities of the post include the preparation and review of income and expenditure budgets, preparation of quarterly income and expenditure reports for the board based upon the information prepared by the charity's external bookkeeper, and supervision of the annual report and accounts which are prepared by external accountants.

The post holder would be expected to attend and contribute more generally to Trustee board meetings, held around every 6 weeks at the charity's offices, although remote attendance at some meetings may be possible. The total estimated time commitment for the role is on average 2 days per month.


Seedlings planted at Kusamala, Malawi

Treasurer [512]

Pro bono

Our partner works in partnership with communities in Tanzania to overcome the barriers that prevent young people from reaching their full potential, with programmes focussed on education, sanitation and livelihoods.

The current Treasurer is stepping down, but will be available for a handover, while day-to-day bookkeeping is done by the Director. As the charity grows, the financial management complexity is outgrowing their systems and processes, and they are looking to bring on board a finance professional to oversee the financial matters of the charity.

As well as playing a vital role in the running of the organisation as a whole, specific tasks and responsibilities of the Treasurer will include:

  • Monthly bank reconciliation
  • Financial data input
  • Processing transactions
  • Quarterly Gift Aid claims
  • Quarterly reporting
  • Annual accounts preparation
  • Process review and improvement

You will be joining an evolving charity at an exciting stage in their growth plans. The Board meets quarterly, and the total estimated time commitment required to undertake the role is 1 day per month.


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