Introduction to the Treasurer Role

Wednesday 3 April 2019

If you are new to the role of treasurer for a charity,  if you would like a refresher of the role, or if you would simply like to find out more about being a treasurer, this course is for you. If you aren’t yet volunteering as a treasurer but would like to, RVA can then help place you with an organisation to put your new skills into practice

Aims of the workshop
  • To build an understanding of the role of a treasurer in a small voluntary organization
  • To ensure the ability to deal with the specifics of the finances of a small voluntary organization
  • To give confidence about the issues that are likely to be faced by a treasurer of a small voluntary organisation.
Learning outcomes

The content covered will be tailored depending on the needs of delegates on the day. However typically attendees will:

  • Understand their financial responsibilities as trustees
  • Understand the particular requirements for the accounts of a small voluntary organisation
  • Be aware of corporate governance issues facing small voluntary organisations
  • Be ready to resolve issues with record keeping and know where to get help if they need it
  • Be able to determine if the organisation they volunteer with needs an audit or independent examination of their accounts
Target audience

The workshop will be open to up to 12 delegates. It will be aimed primarily at new volunteers who wish to act as treasurers in Reading’s voluntary sector, but will also be suitable for volunteers who are stepping up to the role of treasurer. If your charity does not provide services in Reading, please contact us in advance of booking.

Post course support

Each delegate will be entitled to up to one hour’s post course email support to follow up issues covered on the course.


The course is at our reduced rate of £50 for Reading based charities and community groups


The course will be delivered by Rachel Eden of Holybrook Associates. Rachel is a qualified accountant and member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. She has delivered a wide range of technical training for accountants and for the voluntary sector.


Type of event
Event theme
Voluntary sector
Event date
3 April 2019
Start time
End time
01189 937 2104
Address line 1
3rd Floor
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Reading Central Library
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Abbey Square
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