The Kenton Theatre is the fourth oldest working theatre in the UK, opened in 1805. We provide a service to the local community with a wide variety of cultural events and protect the heritage of the theatre to ensure its continuing existence.
The Theatre is run primarily by volunteers. The programme is varied, including both professional and amateur drama, music, comedy, dance, pantomimes and children’s shows. The Honorary Treasurer will work closely with the Board of Trustees, the Theatre Manager and the Financial Controller. The Honorary Treasurer may become a Trustee in the future.
Working with the Financial Controller/Bookkeeper, the Treasurer controls all financial processes; reports regularly to the Trustees; presents the annual budget, cashflow forecast and six-monthly forecasts; prepares annual Charity accounts in statutory form for checking by the auditor and presentation to the Trustees; monitors spend and contractor performance; manages investment of surplus funds and reserves.
The Treasurer also supports the Trustees in the design and operation of the internal control framework, manages the bookkeeper and relations with the auditors, bank and other outsourced providers. The Honorary Treasurer will work mostly at home, but will be involved in regular meetings at the Theatre and elsewhere.
Our ideal volunteer would be a newly-retired qualified accountant looking for a rewarding and involving role working within an enthusiastic professional and volunteer community and who has time to commit to the continuing success of the Theatre. Outgoing and willing to turn their hand as necessary to any task relevant to the role, the Honorary Treasurer will work in a collaborative and flexible way.
The Theatre cannot survive without its volunteers and of course the Honorary Treasurer is a key role in its management and continued health. We believe that the Theatre is a valuable and valued asset to the town and surrounding area that is worth preserving for current and future generations. It is a difficult climate for small theatres and small charities and sound management is essential. The Trustees, staff and volunteers work hard for the Theatre and are an enthusiastic team.
We anticipate that the role would require five to six days per month, but with flexible hours.
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