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Treasurer for Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh or Remote
  • Closing 28th June 2024

  • Advertised from 13th May 2024


Are you interested in joining SIDA’s Board of Trustees? Do you have a background in accounting? We are looking for a new Treasurer to provide key financial support and guidance to the board and staff.

The role of Treasurer is a voluntary function of one of the members of the Board of Trustees of SIDA.

The Treasurer’s role is to guide and advise the Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees in the drawing up and approval of budgets, accounts and financial statements. The Treasurer should advise the Board on the financial implications of the Alliance’s strategic plans and key assumptions included in its operational plan and annual budget.

The Treasurer should formally present the accounts at the AGM and ensure that annual accounts are duly submitted to the appropriate authorities on time and in good order.

Key Tasks

To ensure, in co-operation with the SIDA Chief Executive, that an appropriate financial policy and practice framework is in place to guide financial decision making of SIDA and ensure accountable systems for authorisation of expenditure.

To develop a clear understanding of the assumptions made in financial planning and budget proposals and advise the Board of Trustees on these matters.

To prepare for and participate in Board meetings (at least 4 annually) giving the financial report and answering questions.

To present the Treasurer’s report at the AGM. This includes a financial statement within the annual report and a presentation at the meeting.

To agree the draft budget with the SIDA Chief Executive and present it to the Board for approval or amendments.

Determine the most appropriate level of financial reserves, and hold responsibility for monitoring the level of financial reserves

To meet the finance manager as required, at least once prior to each meeting of the Board of Trustees.

To approve any expenditure above the limit set for CEO approval and to draw to the attention of the Board any untoward expenditure.

Person specifications:

Accountancy qualifications and experience

Knowledge of small charity finances and obligations

Some experience of serving on a board of Trustees desirable

Ability to explain finance in an easily accessible manner.

Application notes

If you are interested please write to us at to tell us what you might bring to the role. Please enclose a CV.