Treasurer Training

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Are you new to being a treasurer of a charity or community group in Reading, or considering taking on the role? If so, this training is for you. RVA can also help match you to a volunteer treasurer role if you are not yet volunteering in a role.

Aims of the workshop
  • To build an understanding of the role of a treasurer in a small voluntary organisation
  • To ensure the ability to deal with the specifics of the finances of a small voluntary organisation
  • 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 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
Who should attend

The training session will be open to up to 12 delegates. It will be aimed primarily at volunteer Treasurers of registered charities in Reading, but will also be suitable for volunteers who are stepping up to the role. 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 will be delivered by Rachel Eden of Holy Brook 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.

Cost and delivery

We have secured a reduced rate of £40 for Reading based charities and community groups. We would like to offer this training in person at Reading Central Library, however if this is impractical for attendees it will be online via Microsoft Teams. There will be an option during booking to express your preference, and we will notify delegates in advance of the delivery location / method. 

Alternative training offer

For those unable to attend Treasurer training on this date, we are able to offer access to an online charity finance course from the same trainer, for the same price as this session. For further information on how to enrol, please email


Type of event
Event theme
Voluntary sector
Event date
23 November 2021
Start time
End time
01189 372273
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified