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Seeking qualified accountant to become our Honorary Treasurer

Finance volunteer needed for Kenton Theatre in RG9

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.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Linda Wallace, Company Secretary
Lastname
Contact person's position
Mobile?
07711 277172
Contact instructions?
Call or email at any time
Line 2
19 New St
Town
Henley-on-Thames
Postcode
RG9 2BP

Location description
Working from home with regular meetings at the Theatre and elsewhere.
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
We anticipate that the role would require five to six days per month, but with flexible hours.
Task type?
Finance
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloAnalytical thinkingPrecise and methodicalDecisiveBusiness orientatedSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
No
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From Trustees and teams, but Treasurer expected to be qualified
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
travel
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
30
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
13 January 2020

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