Treasurer Role Description

We are seeking someone who can oversee the financial affairs of Zero Carbon Harrogate, on a voluntary basis, to ensure proper financial record keeping and reporting, and to work with the Management Committee to use the financial resources to further our vision and objectives.

Primary Responsibilities

  • To oversee the financial affairs of Zero Carbon Harrogate and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice

  • To ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place

  • To monitor and report on the financial health of the Zero Carbon Harrogate

  • To prepare necessary financial reports / returns, accounts and audits.

Specific Tasks

  • Undertake bookkeeping duties

  • Maintain the petty cash system and regularly process petty cash claims

  • Regularly carry out reconciliations

  • Arrange payments to creditors as appropriate and arrange appropriate signatures on payments

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

  • Liaise with Chair and Management Committee members to ensure the financial viability of the organisation

  • Liaise with the Funding Officer as appropriate

  • Make fellow Management Committee members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them

  • Regularly report the financial position at Management Committee meetings held bimonthly (balance sheet, cash flow, fundraising performance etc)

  • Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year

  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place (e.g. cheque signatories, purchasing limits, purchasing systems, petty cash / float)

  • Ensure appropriate controls around access to and operation of the online bank account

  • Appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies

  • Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors and independent examine


Qualities of the Individual


  • Shares the objectives of Zero Carbon Harrogate

  • Has good financial analysis skills

  • Has a good knowledge and experience of current finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations

  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management

  • An ability to communicate clearly

Time Commitment


The role of Treasurer is estimated to require a time commitment of 4 hours per month.


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