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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.

Developing compliance procedures [483]

Europe
Pro Bono

Our partner is a Christian charity leading the fight against treatable disease and offering people the chance to access healthcare and live a life of dignity. They are seeking the support of an experienced individual to develop their anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, counter terrorist finance & anti-fraud procedures.

The scope of the request includes:

  • Reviewing existing policies and procedures against the compliance documents and requirements of HMRC, Charity Commission and their bank, synthesising the relevant information, and drafting polices and procedures to ensure that the organisation is compliant.
  • Presenting the policies and procedures to the trustees; this includes supporting & coaching them in understanding their responsibilities.
  • Developing templates to guide processes in the UK, and guidance documents to outline expectations for their country partners overseas.

This is a really interesting opportunity, enabling an individual to work across a global organisation, both at HQ and country level, and also to gain experience of board engagement.

The key deadline they have is developing the draft is on 5 November, with the rest of the tasks to be completed by 8 December. They anticipate that the total amount of time taken to complete the work will be 12-14 half days, or 6-7 full days. The work can be completed remotely. 

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Treasurer [487]

UK
Pro bono

Our partner supports and empowers people affected by domestic abuse, homeless vulnerable women and young parents, delivering services in Rochdale, Cheshire West, Chester and Halton.

By joining the Board you will be part of a growing organisation, and your involvement will help enable the organisation to meet the increasing demand for their services whilst ensuring there is robust governance in place.

The overall role of Treasurer is to maintain an overview of the organisation’s affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained. Although they have a Finance Manager in place, the Treasurer may also take a greater role in the day-today finances of the organisation when appropriate.

The board meets quarterly and additional time will be required to prepare for boards meetings. Remote attendance is possible, although it is hoped that the post holder will be able to attend some meetings in-person. The Treasurer also sits on the finance strategy group which meets every other month online.

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Treasurer [486]

UK
Pro bono

Our partner is an educational charity supporting food and nutrition researchers addressing global food security and sustainability challenges, publishing expert resources and providing a variety of training services.

They are looking to appoint a Treasurer with a background in senior finance roles covering financial management, investment and defined benefit pension schemes.

The Treasurer role involves contributing to the strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring that management are delivering relevant and effective support to scientists, technologists and engineers around the world. They are looking for someone who holds, or has recently held, a senior finance position and has some familiarity with charity finances. However, no previous experience of serving on a Board is required as they will provide training.

You will be required to attend quarterly Board meetings and provide occasional advice and support between meetings, with a total estimated time commitment of 5-6 days per year. Attendance can be virtual, but they would prefer the Treasurer to attend at least one meeting in person each year.

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Treasurer [485]

UK
Pro bono

Our partner's mission is to provide counselling to those who cannot afford it in the private sector. For over 50 years they have been dedicated to providing a low cost, first class counselling service for adults from Birmingham and the surrounding area.

As a small charity they rely on donations from other charitable institutions and Trusts, and where possible, from client donations (they subsidise 100% of their clients counselling sessions). They are now seeking a Treasurer to manage the charity's finances and accounts.

The Treasurer will oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice. They will ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place, and monitor and report to the Trustees on the financial health of the organisation.

This is a hands-on Treasurer role with a small charity with a big impact. The total estimated time commitment is up to 1-2 hours a week, plus Board meetings every other month which can be attended remotely.

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Treasurer [484]

UK
Pro bono

Our partner commissions disabled artists and companies, across all art forms and scales. They aim to embed work by disabled artists within the UK and international cultural sectors, reach new audiences and shift perceptions.

Their activities have been delivered by disability-led arts organisations since 2013, but are now transitioning into being an independent organisation from 2022.

As they prepare for independence, setting up the new CIO and formulating finance systems, they are looking to appoint a Treasurer, to take over from the interim post holder. They need someone with both operational management accounts experience and an interest in overview of major funding bids as we begin to implement our financial strategy.

The Treasurer will maintain a strategic focus on the organisation's financial resources and their financial management, and work closely with the Chair and other Trustee, Finance Officer and auditors.

The Board meet six times a year. Three of these are formal meetings, and the other three take various formats from small group meetings to an annual away day, with remote attendance possible. The focus of the role is strategic and the Treasurer will not need to be involved in the organisation's operations on a day-to-day basis.

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Working in the light, SolarAid Malawi

Treasurer [475]

UK
Pro bono

Our partner works to change legislation and attitudes surrounding accidents, from the compulsory wearing of seatbelts and the campaign to stop drink driving, to the Cycling Proficiency Test and the ban on handheld mobile phones behind the wheel.

They are looking to appoint a qualified accountant with broad, senior level experience to the Board of Trustees to act as Treasurer.

The successful candidate will probably be serving as, or have served as, a Financial Director of a large charity and/or medium-sized commercial business, with experience of investment strategy, pension funds, financial systems, financial risk management, and liaising with external auditors and investment advisers.

The Treasurer role requires a total time commitment of approximately 10-15 days per annum including keeping in touch time, 4 Board meetings, Board committee meetings, a strategy day and AGM. The Treasurer will keep in regular contact with the Executive Head of Finance.

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VAT Advisor [480]

UK
Pro Bono

Our partner is a social enterprise with operations and programmes supporting smallholder farmers improve their income and food security in eastern Africa. They are seeking the support of a pro bono advisor to help them better manage their VAT requirements using their ERP system, SAP.
 

They have both input and output VAT; however, the recording of these is made complex by the fact that their sales and purchases are seasonal, whereas the revenue authorities requires VAT to be paid within 6 months of raising a commercial invoice. The seasonality of their sales and purchases means that they are not able to offset input and output VAT using SAP, rather, they are working off the system. This seasonality has also impacted the organisational cashflow. They are seeking the support of an advisor to see how they might compute VAT payable and receivable through SAP, and better manage their tax planning and cashflow.

The advisor will work with key stakeholders to draft a detailed VAT process for SAP, and to proposal reporting functionalities for reconciliation purposes.

Requirements

  • Qualified experienced accountant, with detailed knowledge of VAT, experience of working in an organisation with multi-country (and therefore tax implications), and a knowledge of ERP systems, SAP would be desirable.
  • Understanding of procure-to-pay business cycle.

They are seeking someone to make a 20 hour commitment, and are flexible in terms of how this is received.

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Treasurer [482]

UK
Pro bono

Our partner provides a lifeline to people in crisis in North West London, including families living in extreme poverty and people who are vulnerable, homeless or socially isolated.

They provide people with the food and support they need to survive, empower them to learn new skills and improve their wellbeing, and help them to find work and become financially stable.

They are seeking a Treasurer that will work closely with the Chair, Board of Trustees and the Director to maintain an overview of the charity’s financial affairs, and ensure that proper fiscal records, policies and procedures are maintained. The Treasurer’s experience and expertise in financial management will contribute significantly to the work of the Board of Trustees, particularly in relation to financial planning and maintaining the financial security and sustainability of the charity.

There are four Board Meetings a year and approximately four interim meetings a year, held both in north west London and online, and Trustees are expected to spend approximately 8-10 hours each month on Board activities and meetings.

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Treasurer [479]

UK
Pro bono

Our partner is an international development NGO, working with vulnerable and excluded street-connected children, helping them to grow and develop so that they can reach their potential, and reduce the abuse and discrimination that they suffer.

They are seeking a new Treasurer to provide oversight and direction on the finances and risk management of the organisation.

The post holder will work closely with the Finance Manager, who works 12 hours a week, to ensure that the board is adequately informed on financial and risk management issues to run the charity effectively. The Treasurer will also work closely with the Chairman, the CEO and wider and management team to see that appropriate controls are in place.

The role requires a total time commitment of approximately 2 days per month, with board meetings every other month and executive committee meetings monthly. Meetings are currently held remotely, but the intention is to revert back to face-to-face meetings in London post-pandemic although some remote attendance will remain an option.

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Accounts Preparation [481]

UK
Pro Bono

Our partner is a newly established organisation working to empower women and girls who have been the victims of human-trafficking, gender-based violence and child marriage.

 

They are seeking the support of a pro bono accountant to review their income and expenditure for Q1-Q3 of this year, in time for their board meeting on 1 October, 2021, and to prepare and submit their annual accounts to Companies House, for their first year-ending 30 June 2021.

They anticipate this work to be done remotely, and to take 1-2 days in total; they are flexible on how the time is given. That said, it is important that the work is completed in time for their board meeting on 1 October 2021.

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Olivia on assignment with Bright Generation, Ghana

Deputy Treasurer [478]

UK
Pro bono

Our partner represents some of the most marginalised people in the UK, working in the area of asylum support law to reduce the destitution of asylum seekers by defending their legal rights to food and shelter.

They are looking to appoint a Deputy Treasurer to join their Management Committee and support the work of the Treasurer and Finance & Operations Officer. 

The post holder will have a strong understanding of budgeting, forecasting and reporting financial information to decision-making boards, ideally with a good working knowledge of charity finance. They are particularly interested in receiving applications from refugees and others who have had direct experience of the UK's asylum system.

The Management Committee meets every other month, primarily remotely but occasionally in London. The Deputy Treasurer will also be required to attend the Finance Subcommittee, which meets a maximum of four times a year.

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Treasurer [474]

UK
Pro bono

Our partner works to improve liver health for all and supports those affected by liver disease. They want the disease to have the same profile and awareness as the other big killer diseases such as heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Due to the retirement of their long-standing Treasurer, they are looking for a new Trustee to fulfil this role.

They are looking for a qualified accountant who has experience of charity finance and accounts to oversee and support the work of the Director of Finance and Operations by: 

  • Monitoring the financial standing of the charity and reporting to the Board regarding the organisation’s financial resources. 
  • Overseeing the charity’s financial risk-management process and reporting financial health to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals.
  • Take a strategic view to financial planning whilst also ensuring compliance and control processes are in place.
  • Supporting the Trustees to carry out their regulatory financial responsibilities.

They currently have four Board meetings a year, usually either in London or virtually, with one meeting (COVID allowing) in Bournemouth. The Treasurer would also be a key member of the Audit and Risk committee, meeting electronically four to six times per year, and chair the Remuneration Committee (generally once per year).

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Treasurer [466]

UK
Pro bono

Our partner works to improve access to free legal advice in the UK, training lawyers, trainees and students in legal advice and social welfare law before placing them as volunteers at Law Centres and advice agencies.

They are looking to appoint someone with financial expertise who will join the Board of Trustees as Treasurer.

The Treasurer will advise Trustees on all financial matters and regulatory requirements and update them on the financial status of the charity at regular intervals, recommending necessary actions where applicable. They will maintain budgetary oversight with the Executive Director, and ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity and its resources by maintaining sound financial management and ensuring expenditure is in line with the agreed budget.

Trustee meetings are held every three months, currently using video-conferencing but traditionally in central London and commencing in the late afternoon or early evening. Trustees are also expected to undertake tasks and responsibilities on an ad hoc basis that are relevant to their own area of expertise. The total estimated time commitment required for the role is approximately 2 to 5 hours per month.

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Treasurer [451]

Pro Bono
UK

Our partner provides free impartial, independent and confidential advice on a wide range of issues to help the local community overcome their problems. The advice service, in areas such as housing, benefits and consumer rights, is delivered by a team of trained volunteers.
 

They are seeking a finance professional, either working or retired, looking for an interesting and rewarding challenge. The Treasurer is a Trustee officer of the Trustee Board and not a paid worker.

You will have a strong financial background, be able to explain financial matters and the financial consequences of the strategic plan clearly and succinctly based on sound analysis.

While a financial qualification is desirable, relevant experience is more important. Empathy with the types of issues faced by the local community is also important.

Board meetings are held 8 times a year, currently remotely, and the total estimated time commitment is approximately 2-4 days per month.

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