Steamship Shieldhall Charity are seeking applications for a Honorary Treasurer to the Board of Trustees.

Role Summary

As an officer of the Charity, the Treasurer’s primary role is bookkeeper and finance manager, ensuring the Charity’s funds are used sensibly and are protected from undue risk.  The incumbent is also a member of the Executive Committee of Solent Steam Packet Limited, providing similar administrative support to the Committee.  In line with all other roles within the Charity, the position is voluntary and attracts no remuneration.

Key Responsibilities/Deliverables

Oversee the financial affairs of the Charity, its subsidiaries and lottery income. Ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice with proper records and financial procedures in place i.e. signatories, purchasing limits, purchasing systems.

Regularly report the financial position at Board meetings (income, expenditure, reserves and cash flow etc).

Make Board members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in appraising them of the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies.

Oversee the production of an annual budget.

Produce financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.

Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner.

Arrange payments to creditors as appropriate with appropriate signatures on payments.

Make the necessary arrangements to collect payments from debtors and bank payments promptly.

Focal point for all HMRC and VAT returns.

Please click on the PDF link below for full details and responsibilities of the role.

The position is Voluntary, unpaid, with the ship based at Berth 110 Southampton.  Whilst much of the work will be home based, attendance on the ship is expected for Board meetings held every two months and the AGM.  There is also a Finance and Fundraising Committee that also meets every three months.  Meetings are typically 2- 3 hrs duration.

The closing date will be 30th April 2021, anyone expressing interested should contact

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