Job Vacancy – Treasurer

August 16th, 2016

Category: General News


Due to retirement, the Trustees at D.A.W.G.S. s.c.i.o. wish to appoint a Treasurer for the charity. The ideal candidate will be fully conversant with Sage accounting software; have a working knowledge of

the gift aid process and compliance with HMRC legislation and liaise with the Trustees to ensure best practice and governance in accordance with OSCR’s guidelines.  Hours negotiable.

A job description can be viewed below.

Applications with CV, and name and address of two referees, either by post to D.A.W.G.S s.c.i.o., The Dawghouse, 6 Small Holdings, Lang Stracht, Kingswells, AB15 8PS, or by email marked “private and confidential – Post of Treasurer” to

Closing date for applications 16 th September 2016.

D.A.W.G.S. s.c.i.o. (Dog Action Working Group Scotland) Registered charity, No: SC022666


Job description for D.A.W.G.S. s.c.i.o. Treasurer

The overall role of the treasurer is to maintain an overview of the organisation’s financial affairs, ensuring its viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

The role and person specification are summarised below.

General financial overview

 To oversee and present budgets, accounts and financial statements.

 To liaise with the Trustees about financial matters.

 To ensure that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place.

 To ensure compliance with relevant legislation e.g. OSCR and HMRC legislation.

 To ensure any recommendations of the auditors are implemented.

 To ensure accounts meet the conditions of contractual agreements with external agencies such as funders and statutory bodies.

Financial planning and reporting

 To present monthly financial reports to the Trustees,

 To make a presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting (AGM).

 To advise on the organisation’s reserves policy and investment policy.

 To advise on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic and operational plans.

 To advise on the fundraising strategy of the organisation.

 To ensure that there is no conflict between any investment held and the aims and objects of the charity.


 To chair meetings of any Finance Sub-Committee the Trustees may wish to set up.

Qualities and Skills Preferred

 Experience of financial control and budgeting, including stock control.

 Experience of fundraising and pension schemes, and a genuine interest in charity work.

 Good communication and interpersonal skills.

 A willingness to be contacted on an ad hoc basis.

 Ability to ensure decisions are taken and followed-up timeously.

 Good time-keeping.

Time Commitment: Hours negotiable, to be discussed at interview.

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